How to Prepare for a Middle School IEP Meeting photo credit: giphy.com/abcnetwork It’s that time of year again. Time to get out the old IEP, print out or download recent medical and school records, and schedule yet another IEP review. But it’s a little different now. Instead of one teacher, we have a whopping seven… Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to Advocate!
The smell of fresh paper and brand new pencils linger in the air. New kicks and threads line the closets, and backpacks and lunch bags are clean and still hold their crisp lines. This can only mean one thing: it’s back-to-school time. And I, for one, am that parent who rejoices at this time of… Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Summertime. A time for relaxing by the pool or sipping lemonade on the front porch. A time for sleeping in and vegging out in front of some sort of screen. A time for catching up with your favorite book or podcast. A time for new adventures on the road or a trip down the shore. … Continue reading I Had to Balance Working From Home While Having the Kids Home for the Summer… How I Did Not Lose My Marbles.
Parenting Hack Number 1: There are no hacks. This is your life now. These kids don’t listen. giphy.com, http://www.nbc.com/good-girls They say I’m a bit of a control freak. I’m not really sure who they are. And not sure how I feel about that name per say, but if I’m being honest with myself, which I… Continue reading Don’t make me get my duffel bag!
P/C- whatsapplovestatus.com I took a bit of a break from the blogs to really focus on celebrating the holidays with my family. And for the most part, they were a success, from Thanksgiving in the deep South to Christmas in our nation's capital. The Davis family made tremendous strides in creating fun and memorable family… Continue reading #Goals- Kids Edition
Teaching. It's a calling, they say. It must be, for it warrants a crap ton of work for very little pay. Most teachers will say they love what they do. They love their kids. Why else do anything, especially when there isn't much money involved. Bills do still need to get paid, don't you know. … Continue reading 24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night
The first day of school is a special, and sentimental, day for both children and parents alike. It is the day we say goodbye to the days of getting up at whenever o'clock and going on vacation and say hello to early breakfasts, walks to the bus stop, and the dreaded homework. Like most of… Continue reading I Didn’t Cry on My Kids’ First Day of School… And This Is Why.
“I love being a designer of all things! Everything is design!”- Elayna Spratley I thought it appropriate to begin this post with a quote from one of my dearest friends and godmother to my babies. I have known Elayna for over ten years now and she has been a tremendous support to my family and… Continue reading The Art Gene is Strong With This One
My daughter, Layla, is a spitfire! She has so much spirit and umph and is guaranteed to leave an impression on you. She's a loving child, very affectionate and seeks affection in return. She's entirely too smart for her own good, scoring advanced scores in reading and in spelling. She is up for trying anything… Continue reading Diagnosis: Take Two
Recently, my son Noah has taken an interest in history, especially in historical figures. He’s become fascinated especially with US presidents, which all in all makes sense since he is learning about money and various denominations. In light of this, and in addition to my own history obsession, I have begun to collect biographies for… Continue reading The Black Child’s Parent’s Burden