The Pinocchio Effect

While looking on the internet for 2e research, I came across the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum site (  I was amazed at the number of resources and knew that I had come across a site that I would re-visit often.  The really amazing part to me, was when I saw that my blog was listed as a twice-exceptional resource.  It was a wonderful feeling to be included on this impressive list!  Even if my blog was not on the list, I would encourage all of you to visit this site!

Another exciting thing that seems to legitimize my Mother Blogger status, is the opportunity to guest blog (the week of July 23rd) for an amazing REAL blogger!  I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with during July and for future, on-going posts!  This site is an invaluable resource for parents of children with any kind of special needs.  There is a real positive approach and the focus is building a community to support and empower moms.  How could you go wrong with a trip to this site?!  Not only am I impressed with the site and the quality of the other bloggers, but Gina (of has been amazingly encouraging and supportive…which goes hand in hand with her philosophy and vision for the site!

After these two exciting events, I found myself thinking…”Have I become a ‘real’ blogger?”  When I said this, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the discussion that Pinocchio had with Gepetto and his desire to be a REAL boy.  It comes down to this…Everyone wants to matter, don’t they?  Making an impression and having value are desires that people want met.  The last several weeks of blogging has brought me a tremendous amount of joy and I couldn’t really explain to anyone why it was SO fullfilling.  But I get it now…I get to make an impression and people have found what I have said (so far) to be valuable.

If there is something that you would like me to address, send me an email.  This “real blogger” (yes…I’m going to say it!) wants to make an impression with valuable information!

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