Our little former micropreemie, C, is now in intermediate school.
She was only two when I first started writing in this space. Now,- she’s a fourth grader.
This was the first year since we moved to Connecticut that she attended a new school. Two years of preschool, [...]
I’ve been working in the school library a lot lately. I’ve shelved books, entered new bar codes into the system, and read stories to classes. I’ve wandered and meandered and discovered so many new (to me) and delightful books and series.
Unlike my forays into the public library, here I am able [...]
I am on the cusp of my 39th birthday.
No, for real. I’m turning 39. That’s not some cutesy way of trying to pretend I’m not yet 40 when I really am. I’ll be 39 in just a few short days.
And can I be honest with you all? I’ve really loved [...]
It’s only taken about seven years, but I’m finally starting to feel more comfortable writing about some of the ups and downs of raising a gifted child. I’ve become more confident in what I’m doing and I feel like I’ve learned a ton along the way. I still fret that I’ll come [...]
Today, I thought it’d be kind of fun to look back at some statements that I know for certain I’ve made either here on the blog or on social media that turned out to be totally untrue. Now, I wouldn’t say I was LYING, per se, since I believed what I was writing [...]
Back-to-school is right around the corner!!!
Notebooks– 4 for $1! Glue Sticks… only 10 cents! Free backpack with $20 back-to-school purchase!
Come July, I will have been blogging for seven years.
While there are certainly many bloggers who’ve been in the game for longer than I, that still makes me something of a dinosaur in the blogosphere. I can never remember the numbers, but I know that the percentage of blogs [...]
The woman smiled at C. My little girl was crafting loops of color and shape on paper, happily creating. She was in her element.
Turning her attention to G, the woman asked, “And how about you? Are you into art like your sister? Do you like to draw and paint?”
May is here!! Hooray!!
Spring has arrived in full force around here. While two weeks ago I was driving in SNOW to take C. to horseback riding lessons, as I type this, the temp is pushing 80. Honestly, that’s a touch TOO warm for this time of year around here, but [...]
He said it so off-hand. That’s what made it so profound for me, actually. Those simple little words: “I was reading to myself.”
Let me remind you for just a second that, as a preschooler, A. was labeled “profoundly delayed.” The fact that he didn’t speak– and I mean didn’t [...]