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Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear

| May 4, 2016 | 33 Comments
Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Network Niche Influencer Agency and Fun and Function. Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear #empoweringdifferent  Special needs parenting is an ongoing, often up-hill learning curve. The craziest thing about special needs parenting is that no matter how good  you get at it, your confidence doesn’t increase accordingly. Actually, […]

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IEP Meetings Still Make Me Cry: The Two Today Were No Exception

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
IEP Meetings Still Make Me Cry: The Two Today Were No Exception

IEP meetings still make me cry. The two today were no exception. On any average day, I do things that not just anyone could do. I pull it all together, everyday, somehow. It’s not easy, and I do it anyway. But, I won’t pretend that I have it all figured out. That’s just not the way life […]

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Innovative 3-in-1 DIY Upcycle Tutorial: Wall Art, Instrument, & Sensory Wheel

| October 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Innovative 3-in-1 DIY Upcycle Tutorial: Wall Art, Instrument, & Sensory Wheel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Innovative 3-in-1 DIY Upcycle Tutorial: Wall Art, Instrument, & Sensory Wheel One of my five-year-old triplets, Andres, is obsessed with tape, garbage, and innovation.  I get nervous about Andres going through the garbage all the time. Sometimes, I […]

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A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?”

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?”

A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?” Yesterday I shared my old fear of “Raising the Kindergarten Bully,” and some of the struggles my Special Education children are experiencing in their new School environment. We had an “emergency” IEP meeting last week, per my request. In my email and at the meeting, […]

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Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims

| September 13, 2015 | 3 Comments
Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims

Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims Enrique has always been aggressive. Still, he’s one of the sweetest and most affectionate boys you’ll ever meet. He cares deeply about others and is learning, one day at a time, to express his emotions in a more gentle way.   Although, even […]

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Teach Kids To Identify Feelings: Super Fun & Easy DIY Activity To Help Young Children Express Their Emotions

| May 19, 2015 | 3 Comments
Teach Kids To Identify Feelings: Super Fun & Easy DIY Activity To Help Young Children Express Their Emotions

Remember when your children used to come up to you, give you an energetic poke in the thigh to get your attention, and point? We identified the object they were pointing at, named it for them, and sometimes even let them have it! It wasn’t really that complicated. In fact, teaching children to label things is […]

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7 Things All Parents of Children With Autism Need To Hear From You

| May 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
7 Things All Parents of Children With Autism Need To Hear From You

Maybe it’s because we’ve all said the wrong thing before, that my article last week, 7 Things You Should Never Tell A Parent of A Child With Autism got so many shares and views. While there were plenty of readers who have some type of relationship with Autism, I’m sure there were just as many people who were […]

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7 Things You Should Never Tell A Parent Of A Child With Autism

| May 12, 2015 | 18 Comments
7 Things You Should Never Tell A Parent Of A Child With Autism

  I am encouraged by the general efforts of our modern society to learn and understand about what it’s like for a child with Autism. We are making strides in the right direction. That’s great! Still, as a parent of three children with Autism, I often find myself surrounded by ignorance. Don’t be offended. That’s […]

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Five Year Old Seeks Police Intervention

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Five Year Old Seeks Police Intervention

  Did I tell you that the police have already been to our new place? Yep! It seems that a call was placed from one of our new neighbors. That story truly merits it’s own post, but I’m waiting, semi-hoping I’ll actually figure out who made the call. Still, it’s hard for me to understand […]

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We Had A No Birthday Party Celebration: I’m Still A Good Mom

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
We Had A No Birthday Party Celebration: I’m Still A Good Mom

I’ve been thinking about the triplet’s 5th birthday,  pretty much since they were born.  For whatever reason, I had decided that five-years-old is the magic birthday.  I was sure it was the age they’d first really understand the significance of having a birthday, especially a party, with all the extras! The birthday party I imagined was […]

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