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!
I took my children to march last Saturday. In spite of the crowds and the noise. In spite of the humidity and the heat. In spite of potential danger. In spite of the fear that this current Pandemic has created in so many of us, I took my children to march on Saturday. And I… Continue reading That time I took my children to a Black Lives Matter protest during a Pandemic
Life has been messy, to say the least. It's been difficult to pin point where exactly my next move will be because I've been so busy still tending to unresolved issues and uncertainties. In the midst of struggle, it can be easy to feel lost and confused, abandoned and alone. The overwhelming guilt attributed… Continue reading We Are the Hands and Feet: Our Learning Differences Journey
You are a parent. Your everyday chaos is a constant reminder of your status. You are a parent. Full stop. And suddenly now, you exist to serve others, namely the little hellions running around destroying everything. And for this you should still be grateful because after all, not all are as blessed as you. Your… Continue reading Your Feelings are Valid
Mary Poppins. You know her. You love her. And if you're a mom, you wish you had your own Mary Poppins, if just a little bit of that magic. If only it were as easy as saying "spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down." We've all been there, had moments as parents where… Continue reading A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence: A Mary Poppins Lesson
Having a child who is differently-abled can be challenging and can test your limits, and your confidence, as a parent. When my son was diagnosed with Autism in 2012 and then my daughter with ADHD in 2018, one of the immediate thoughts I had was if this was somehow my fault; if through some… Continue reading 7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human
It wasn't so long ago, that I was a working woman. I started working full time right after college and all throughout my first two pregnancies. I've worked in management for a Fortune 500 company, in finance as an account manager, and in early childhood education as a preschool assistant teacher. I've dabbled in quite… Continue reading Changing Your Perspective