At the last leadership series session, one of the presenters began the day by walking us through a bit of meditation to get us in the right frame of mind for a day of hard work (through play, it was awesome.) I’m going to shorten this by a great deal but you’ll get the . . . → Read More: Glitter
I’ve been avoiding this topic for yeeeeaaaars because I’m fairly sure I’m about to upset more than a few of my fragile X friends. I hate conflict. I like my friends. So this post is really, really hard to write. My palms are sweaty, in fact, but I want to share my thoughts on . . . → Read More: My child is not a puppet.
I have a few that I hear, don’t start Googling prescriptions for me just yet…hear me out.
There are voices in my head. Mean voices, voices that undermine my confidence, voices that whisper almost constantly but turn into shouts if I do something that challenges them. I’ve always believed that everyone has these voices. . . . → Read More: Do you hear voices?
I asked a BIG QUESTION yesterday, there were lots of replies so don’t miss the comments if you haven’t already checked them out. I found the replies very interesting, they covered the spectrum from keeping them home and protected to dreaming of a new home for them while keeping them protected. It makes sense, . . . → Read More: My answer to that big question.
This topic comes up over and over again amongst parents of children with special needs…what happens when they are no longer “children?” What happens when FBAs, evaluations and IEPs are behind us?
Some of us dream of an island far, far away from the rest of the world where we could just be with . . . → Read More: I’m going to ask you a big question.
Back in December I signed up for a Family Leadership Series organized by a local group, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change. It took a bit of positive self-talk before I decided to go for it but once the decision was made I was excited! Until last week when the time came for me to . . . → Read More: Are you a leader?
This story was passed out at a leadership series I am participating in. We all have a choice, we can only decide for ourselves.
Carrots, Eggs or Coffee? Author Unknown.
A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not . . . → Read More: Which are you?
It is inevitable, when Christmas passes…I always hit a slump. The whole month leading up to Christmas is one of total insanity, the shopping, the visiting, the decorating, the baking, the ELVES…let’s not forget those elves (if you missed the elf antics, I have gathered them all here: 2013 Madness)! This is actually really, . . . → Read More: Assisting the Davenport Family
Another Christmas has come and gone, we had a month of elf hijinks (Elf on the Shelf: 2013 Madness), a month of decorating, baking and shopping. It’s my most favorite month of the year.
To be honest, I’m not sure how I’ve maintained this love of Christmas. Christmas with a child with special needs . . . → Read More: Christmas
Late last week, when Eric was at school picking up Caleb, the principal of the school happened to bump into him. She brought up a program that she thought he and I would be perfect for…but…either she couldn’t remember the name or Eric couldn’t. When Eric first brought it up, I thought we were . . . → Read More: Family Leadership Series