This world we live in seems to be in constant change. The family definition from my childhood is only part of a much larger picture today.  We have families that encompass aging parents, step-children, pet children, and even friends. Put simply, a family is a group of people choosing to experience life together. Family makes life rich with opportunities to give and receive wisdom, love, kindness, mercy, grace, and oh so much more. 

Summer Reading Fun

Summer is my favorite season for reading. In summer we shed the responsibilities of the school year and enjoy reading for the pure fun of it. There are a number of great printable and lists out there on the internet, and I’ll give you a list of some great ones at the end of this post.…

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Battling Test Anxiety

With 2 kids at different points in their educational journey, testing anxiety is a common ground for both of them. We have a middle schooler who attends the local public middle school’s GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) magnet school, and an elementary scholar who participates in an online public charter school from home. They both…

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An Educational Diagnosis for Autism

ONE STEP AT A TIME has always been our mantra on this journey thru Autism. My husband and I have always been goal setters and planners. This means that learning to take a step back and focus on life a single day at a time has been a challenge. A challenge God spent many years preparing us for. I…

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Raising Readers

Passing along a love of reading to my children has always been a parenting goal of mine. I am an avid reader and have found that raising readers needed to be something I did intentionally, and not something they would just absorb by watching me. Here’s how we promote a love of reading in our…

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Mistakes & Apologies: Saying “I’m Sorry”

I don’t know about you, but I make mistakes. A lot of them. It is a reasonable guess that you to as well. Let’s face it, we ALL make mistakes. As parents, I think those mistakes are so important.  Our children learn as much from our mistakes as they do their own. Most importantly, they…

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