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Things are getting real!

As I sat down between laundry and dishes, I decided to catch up on what’s going on in the world. A little Facebook and then Twitter and then…okay, I’ll admit it…Candy Crush.  In the middle of this, I searched some book sites and I found something thrilling. At this moment, readers can order my book … Continue reading

I’m going to Copyright My Name

We went to our traditional New Year’s Eve dinner at our favorite restaurant. It’s a fancy place that requires a collared shirt and deep pockets.  As we talked about the highlights of the past year and considered goals for 2018, the topic of my book release came up. I explained that I was very proud … Continue reading

Book Release

It’s finally here!  I am very excited that my book will be available on January 16th.  I truly hope that this can be the book that helps families and children searching for answers. Hopefully this can be the book that helps educators better understand the twice-exceptional learners. Those learners that struggle and continue to be … Continue reading

Hello There

In the past, I was a consistent blogger. Consistently, I willingly shared my struggles and asked for guidance and support. This blog provided me both purpose and a shoulder to cry on during some of our hardest days. Generous readers shared their personal struggles and triumphs. We rooted for each other. We celebrated together.  In … Continue reading

Summer Break

When I was little, summer seemed to go on for eternity.  As a child of the 70s, the days were filled with playing outside with neighborhood kids. We drank from the hose, played kickball in the street, and ran away from home for hours to empty lots for “club members only” meetings. Good or bad, … Continue reading

Today is Saturday

It is Saturday morning and I am the only one awake at my house. I woke to thoughts of rearranging my classroom furniture, reading a stack of realistic fiction for report cards, and gearing up for a short vacation before I teach summer school in July. To many teachers, the idea of teaching summer school … Continue reading

Sweet Stella

We couldn’t stand the loneliness after having to put our precious Schnauzer to sleep almost seventeen years ago. It was sudden and shocking and we were beside ourselves. We didn’t want to feel that emptiness one more day. Only days later, we met Stella. Stella was everything that our sweet senior Schnitzel wasn’t. She was … Continue reading

My Q and A with Science of Parenthood

  When you are a parent, you discover there’s a science to it. These ladies were one of my first parenting blog resources and I’m excited to share about their new book! Just in time for the holidays when every parent could use a little help!   What’s Science of Parenthood all about?

Mother of an Update

I’m sure I’m not the only one to learn while on vacation, that your mother has been in a life-threatening accident. Actually, I know for a fact I’m not because my sister’s family was out-of-state on vacation and got the same horrific news. An unbelievable accident. We knew she was a fighter. We expected that … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Weekend

At the last-minute, we decided to head to the ocean for a few days. We packed up the dogs and family and headed our Subaru to a rental property that we enjoy. We traveled about three hours which is really the farthest we go these days. An impatient kid and a geriatric terrier limits our … Continue reading