The Momming Journey

24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night

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

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The Art Gene is Strong With This One

 “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

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Diagnosis: Take Two

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

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Getting Through the Process

What started out as an obsession to make my son “better” turned into the responsibility as a parent to be the voice for my son that he didn’t have.  And it is a responsibility that I take very seriously.  My natural curiosity compelled me to study and learn the laws under the IDEA (Individuals with… Continue reading Getting Through the Process

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Living on the Spectrum

I’ve been toying with the notion of writing about my son for a minute now.  But I was at a loss as to how I’d go about doing it.  They say you shouldn’t pick a favorite child… that each child is special and unique in their own way.  And this statement is 100% true, no… Continue reading Living on the Spectrum

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The Speech Odyssey: Round 3

The rule of three suggests that "events or characters introduced in threes are more humorous, satisfying, or effective in execution."  I've always been fond of the number 3 because of its "round-ness"... things just always seem more complete when they come in threes.  It's why I wanted to have 3 children.  But just as "three… Continue reading The Speech Odyssey: Round 3