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Fall, Fun, & Friendship

Fall, Fun, & Friendship

School has been in session for over a month now an I am finally getting it together enough to start having friends over after school! I promised Brooklyn I would be better at getting friends together outside of school this year. She was PUMPED to have her friend Audrey over. When asked her opinion on […]

Inclusion ROCKS: Friends ROCK!

Inclusion ROCKS: Friends ROCK!

I can’t believe that Brooklyn has been in school three weeks and I have not done a single blog post about 5th grade yet. SHE IS LOVING IT!!! So far my favorite story was last week. When I picked her up her afternoon 1:1 aide shared a story with me. She said that two of […]

Fifth Grade - Presentation to Brooklyn's Class

Fifth Grade – Presentation to Brooklyn’s Class

Today I went in to Brooklyn’s fifth grade class to do a brief presentation on Rett Syndrome and how to communicate with Brooklyn. I try to do this each year at the beginning of the year so that her classmates and new teacher have a better understanding of Brooklyn. This year there were only three […]

Communicating with my girl

Communicating with my girl

First off I want to give a huge thank you to Ingrid who helped me with this great presentation FOUR years ago! Over the years I have had people ask me to share it with them and realized I have never written a blog about it!  I thought I might share it with you here – it […]

It is almost back to school time!

It is almost back to school time!

It is ALMOST back to school time. Around here that not only means getting Brooklyn ready to return to school but it also means helping her peers get to know and understand her too! Brooklyn will be in the fourth grade this year so most of her classmates have probably been in class with her […]

HOW did Brooklyn "ROCK" her quizzes???

HOW did Brooklyn “ROCK” her quizzes???

Yesterday I shared this picture of Brooklyn after school on facebook, saying she ROCKED two quizzes.  I had a couple comments and emails asking about how she took them so I thought I would do a blog post to help explain it a bit more. (Thank you Beth – emailing you encouraged me to share!) […]

Coloring eggs was a bit more fun this year ;)

Coloring eggs was a bit more fun this year ;)

It is that time of year – to get out all of the egg decorating kits. This year we thought it would be a little more fun for Brooklyn to have a few friends over to decorate eggs (I think we were right!) Thank goodness my mom hits the clearance bins each year – we […]

Confession of a special needs mom: "I am a bad friend."

Confession of a special needs mom: “I am a bad friend.”

As a special needs mom I have read quite a few articles like this and even shared a few but this by far is my favorite so far. Please read the article before continuing on with this blog post:) I want to take a moment to thank my “typical” friends that have not given up […]

How do you do it?

How do you do it?

Lately, (maybe since it is Awareness month and I am talking about Down Syndrome and Rett Syndrome more) I have had quite a few people ask me “How do you do it?”  Which reminded me that back in 2010, I had a friend that was doing a series of blog posts about “How do you […]

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month: Miss Brooke

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month: Miss Brooke

Miss Brooke is Brooklyn’s aide this year in third grade and yesterday she got married. It was such a special day! There were lots of beautiful pictures taken (I can’t wait to see all the love that her photographer captured) but this one above that I took prior to the ceremony is by far one […]