Saying hello to my child with Down syndrome

I get it.  People get nervous around kids with special needs.  We don’t want to offend.  We don’t want to feel awkward.  Sometimes it’s just easier to keep our distance.  It really isn’t hard though,  moving out of this particular safety zone.  It can be as simple as saying ‘hello’ to my child with Down […]

Prepared

Each January I choose a word that is going to be my word for the next 12 months.   I’ll write lists of them and then scratch through them as I try to find just the right one to make my focus of the new year.    I almost decided on the word renaissance.  You know,  as […]

Yes, you can homeschool your child with special needs!

I’m meeting more and more parents of kids with special needs who are considering the idea of homeschooling.  But that’s as far as they get.  When push comes to shove they each end up feeling that there is no way you can homeschool your child with special needs. I’m here to tell you that isn’t […]

Aspiration Pneumonia

You know it’s going to be a day when the first thing you run for as your feet hit the floor is the phone so you can call your kid’s doctor.  We’ve been battling an aspiration pneumonia along with an ear infection.  Something still hasn’t mended which is the reason for the phone call.  Parker […]

LOVE NOTES

I received the sweetest little love note in my email box today. Every one needs little love notes in their life, don’t you think?   It seems as though someone I know saw me out this morning placing some Lynne B. Mower for Alpine School District signs around town.  Considering the use of exclamation points […]

Common Core Standards and Special Needs Students

Recently a protest was held in Utah in regards to Common Core Standards and Special Needs Students.  I thought I’d take a minute and try to present a few facts in a simple, easy to understand manner.  Cause I’m all about the simple, people. First, as parents of kids with Special Needs in Utah we […]