Monthly Archives: May 2009

Magic Marker Monday — Spring Watercolors…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back… We’ve been enjoying the last days of spring with some outdoor watercolor painting — what…

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Book Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the International Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day Book Giveaway is: Heidi from God’s Grace In Practice! Congratulations! We hope you enjoy this beautiful book, Buddy Booby’s Birthmark, by Evan Ducker, a little boy who followed his dream to write a children’s story to help others understand what it feels like to be different….

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Summer fun around the Blogosphere

My kids are still in school for another few days gathering knowledge, soaking up every last bit of tidbit they can. They are disheartened to be leaving the loving embrace of math tests. And oh how they will pine for spelling tests. I can hear it now, “No, Momma, we don’t want to go swimming,…

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Blog Review

Hi de ho there! “Maddy” here, the foreigner. I’ve nipped over from “home” to attempt another review at 5 Minutes for Special Needs Moms. I’ve been battling away try to master a new computer programme which has just about burned out every available brain cell, but nonetheless I am still ready to review the unreviewable….

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Using Technology Creatively

We as teachers are always looking for interesting ways of using technology to enrich the lives of our children with special needs. WIth the internet explosion it is sometimes difficult to wade through the good sites to find something that we can use to enhance their ability to progress in any area. Well, I’m always…

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Little Pitchers Have Big Ears

Hubby and I have always tried to be careful about what we discuss in front of the guys, because you never know what might be repeated at a future date (and at the worst possible time). When we were kids, my older brother–the smartypants–fancied himself as the joke expert in the family. Whenever anyone ELSE…

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The House Guest: Part TWO

This is where we left off last week: I looked at Kim, who was now cradling Cali in his arms as she licked his face enthusiastically. “Matthew has some yard work to do,” I said. “Could you do me a big favor and wear this puppy out?” Kim nodded eagerly, and the two fled to…

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One day at a time.

One day, Ivy might be well. One day I might feel as though I am doing something right for her. One day she might forgive me for having to put ear drops in, for giving medications she hates the taste of, for introducing her to yet another doctor and another intravenous antibiotic. One day I might…

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Yes Ma’am, No Ma’am

I’ve always felt it was important for my children to learn how to behave in polite society and to use their manners. To me that means saying “please”, “thank you” and “excuse me”, not interrupting when others are talking, chewing food with their mouths closed, using good table manners, and other such niceties that make…

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The Heart of the Matter

It’s not about chemicals. It’s not about vaccines. It’s not about diet. It’s not about nutrition. It’s not about curing. It’s not about me versus you. It’s not about you versus me. It’s not about who’s right. It’s not about who’s wrong. It’s about a Spectrum. It’s about varying challenges, and rewards. It’s about coming…

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