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Home Schooling with Younger Siblings

This is my third year homeschooling.  I am no where NEAR experienced in this department, but I do still have a little experience.  Our oldest son is in 2nd grade, and we have a kindergartener, a 3-year-old, and a 16 month old. The biggest problem I encounter, and the most frequent question I hear is: “What do… Continue reading Home Schooling with Younger Siblings

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What Comes After a Psychological Diagnosis?

A few weeks ago I shared with you all about my middle son, E, and what we went through to get him services for his delays. My husband and I both thought we knew what E’s diagnosis would be and were completely shell shocked with a Mild Intellectual Disability decision.  If you’re like us, we… Continue reading What Comes After a Psychological Diagnosis?

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Helpful Ideas on Moving Long Distance with Kids

  Two and a half years ago, we made a huge decision and moved our little family 2,000 miles away.  Away from our home.  Away from our families.  Away from our history. We wanted something different for our children than what one usually finds in southern California.  So we packed up, said goodbye, and headed… Continue reading Helpful Ideas on Moving Long Distance with Kids

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Helping E-Part 3

Hey there, if you’re new to the conversation, you can catch up here.

E got his referrals and new evaluations and was set up in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy fairly quickly. That was actually all pretty painless, the worst part was the wait. You don’t know when the phone will ring to schedule the evaluation, and when they do call, you have to basically drop what you’re doing to make it happen to not wait another month. Or two.

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Helping E-Part 2

No one likes walking into the middle of a conversation!  You can read part 1 here. After we met with the school officials about E’s IEP and determined they wouldn’t be able to help him, I went home and scoured the internet for solutions.  I was determined to help at least his physical delays, praying the mental would… Continue reading Helping E-Part 2

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Helping E, Our Special Needs Son-A 3 Part Series

We didn’t know early on that E was different.  He hit all of his early milestones, including crawling at 9 months, which was 3 months earlier than his older brother.  But, he didn’t walk until 18 months.  That was our first indicator that something may be wrong.  Next was his language skills, but W was… Continue reading Helping E, Our Special Needs Son-A 3 Part Series