The Truth About Invisible Disabilities… and why I consider food allergies one of them

Invisible… Disability is such a loaded word, these days.  It seems that anyone who need any kind of accommodation these days has a disability.  We live in a fortunate time, however.  People with diagnoses have laws in place, provided so that the playing field might be leveled, so that they won’t have to go through…… Continue reading The Truth About Invisible Disabilities… and why I consider food allergies one of them

Our Learning Differences Journey

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 to…… Continue reading Our Learning Differences Journey

Grades Don’t Matter!   How to Read and Interpret Report Cards for Your Child on a 504 Plan or IEP

  A few weeks ago, I met with my daughter’s teacher to discuss some ways to better help her with her math homework.  If you are raising kids in the public school system right now, you know that the way kids are learning their fundamental academic skills have changed dramatically.   Namely math. I was never…… Continue reading Grades Don’t Matter!   How to Read and Interpret Report Cards for Your Child on a 504 Plan or IEP

A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence- A Mary Poppins Lesson

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

All Smart Everything

It wasn’t that long along that the idea of video calling was revolutionary, something of the future sort of like what we saw on the Jetson’s, what with the flying cars and all.  But behold, the future is upon us, for in our very reachable midst are smart phones, smart tvs, smart tablets, smart watches……… Continue reading All Smart Everything

The Teacher Is Calling

I am fortunate to have a few mom friends who have been an incredible support and blessing to me.  Having a solid mom tribe, even one with its members dispersed about, is incredibly important for continual encouragement during our toughest trials as mothers, and essential for celebrating with us our and our children’s biggest achievements,…… Continue reading The Teacher Is Calling