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Special Education Tips

Tips for Parents Entering the World of Special Education

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness month. While raising a child with these types of disabilities is challenging in all aspects of life, the challenges are certainly highlighted in the school setting… RTI, 504, IEP, SPED :: Are these just random letters and numbers strung together or do they mean something to you? If they are familiar, […]

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Words Matter

Words Matter

“Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This old adage could not be further from the truth. My mom told me this. I used to tell my children this. Then I stopped because it is not truthful. Not. One. Bit. Words do hurt. Words matter.  Our children are our […]

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For the Love of Softball

For The Love Of Softball

A year ago, Pandora was in occupational therapy, and one of the skills she needed to work on was crossing the mid line. To help her with this and other motor planning skills, we signed her up for softball, and it turned out to be one of the best ideas we have had. With three seasons […]

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Talking To Your Children About Death | Houston Moms Blog

Talking To Your Children About Death

We just finished the longest week. A week ago, my mom called me to tell me a relative of mine, a second grandma if you will, died. I cried and booked a flight to Miami to mourn my Aunt Flo.  My daughter Penelope, well aware of what was happening, got frustrated that this is now […]

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