18 for 2018

I am not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions. They always feel like they have to be big life-changing things that are not realistically achieved. Instead, I like the idea of goals or things you want to accomplish. I was listening to Gretchen Rubin’s “Happier” podcast and she was creating an 18 for 2018 …

Blog 2.0

I am back writing here after going quiet unceremoniously.  But as you will see in the coming weeks and months, there were reasons for that. I started to wonder what I was trying to do on the blog. When I started writing 8 ½ years ago, the blog was my coping mechanism, a safe space …

Family Journal

I wrote a few weeks ago about attending a talk by Penny Kittle about helping kids with writing skills at home. In the previous post I shared about how reading helps with writing skills. One of the tips she gave for helping kids with writing is to start a family journal. The journal is something …

Ode to Jack

This is Jack’s star week at school. One of the things we were asked to do is send in a letter that his teacher would read to the class. Taking inspiration from my friend Laura’s letter to her Will, I wrote a poem about Jack. Our boy Jackson Edward Was excited to meet us He …

Will’s IEP

Will’s evaluation with his school has been completed and he has been placed on an individualized education plan, IEP. We are very pleased with the results and the way the school is looking out for Will. During the evaluation process he was visited by Krista, his vision specialist, in his classroom. She observed him in …