Monthly Archives: March 2010

Compliance

Compliance – no, not the legal kind – the kind that is expected of our children with disabilities. I feel that the level of compliance expected in our school systems for our children with disabilities goes well beyond what is expected of non-disabled students. One of my children is in gifted educational programs. He is…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

Access day. Got something to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday. Please remember your comment love at each link you visit. Also blogging at Three Ring Circus

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Pushing our kids past their comfort zones

Last week, we were on a Disney Cruise/Disney World trip. Max loved Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the Disney gang (princesses included!). He had a blast at the Kids Club on the boat. He adored the monorail. He enjoyed the safari at Animal Kingdom. He went on the Speedway race track at the Magic Kingdom too…

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Magic Marker Monday — Dinosaur Train…

“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… So the three-year-old recently told the seven-year-old that she only knows how to draw “princess-stuff”….

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Adventures in child rearing

When I was young and dreamed of being a mom, there are some things about parenting that never crossed my mind… 16-camera security systems recording the inside and outside of my home. Meetings (long, contentious meetings) with a middle school principal. Home health care. Entire seasons of “I Love Lucy” with a giggling nine-year-old boy….

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It’s not just about us

I was at the grocery store the other day and saw Christie, an acquaintance whose son had died in an auto accident a few years ago . I hesitated before going up to her to say hello. Should I mention her son, or should I just make small talk? What would she prefer? I did…

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Special Equipment for Vehicles: Need YOUR Ideas!

Over in the Blog Frog Special Needs Forum, Michelle asks: Hello all, My child is three years and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Currently he has a wheel chair and can not sit or walk and transporting him is getting harder and harder because of his weight. He still fits in a child seat but lifting…

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The I Love Lucy Project: We Have a Winner!

TerritoryMom was chosen by random.org as our The I Love Lucy Project winner! Thanks you for sharing. Lucy is beautiful. I put your button on my blog. Prayers are with you. Remember “He’s got the whole world in his hands”. TerritoryMom……go check your email! You can also find Tammy and Parker hanging out at their…

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Changing The World

I apologize for not writing this week, but my new son came home yesterday! We’re a little busy bonding at the moment. See you next week, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this video from DPAN, the Deaf Performing Artists Network. Deborah can be found writing here at 5MFSN every Wednesday, and can…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

Last week was spent in the hospital. This week we are hoping to do amazing things. Got something to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday. Please remember your comment love at each link you visit. Also blogging at Three Ring Circus

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