Getting help

Changes and moving. Shortly after the meeting with the developmental pediatrician, my then-husband and I were attempting to try again. And we found out we were expecting again. We moved into a new house, one with a large yard, because 4 children do not fit well into a 2-bedroom apartment.…

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Special Needs: Looking for help

I was looking for help. We were on waiting lists. There’s always a waiting list when it comes to special needs. That seems to be the first rule. Learn how to wait. In the meantime, I was already starting to educate myself on the terms and definitions I had been given. …

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Special Needs: Scary Sounding Words and Speech Delay

I knew my daughter had a speech delay. I didn’t know what that could mean. So I was completely unprepared, and naive. Honestly, I had the idea that we would be given straightforward answers, with an immediate plan of treatment. And everything would be “fixed” within a few weeks or…

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To the Mom of Many Young Children

To the mom of many young children… Hey there..  Thanks for reading. I know you’re probably stealing a few minutes between diaper changes, or maybe reading a few sentences while nursing the littlest. You probably won’t read all of this all at once, and you’ll have to bookmark it to…

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Homeschool 101: Speech meets and spring poetry

Our first speech meet Last year February, my then-2nd grader participated in a speech meet. For her age group, she was supposed to recite a 12 line poem. It was her first time ever reciting a poem at one of these competitions, so we really didn’t know what to expect.…

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