I Knew It Wasn’t Going to be Easy, But …

Sometimes it’s so hard that I can’t even catch my breath or believe it’s happening. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a mom whose second son has autism. As we spoke, I asked her when she realized he … Continue reading →

I Knew It Wasn’t Going to be Easy, But …

Sometimes it’s so hard that I can’t even catch my breath or believe it’s happening. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a mom whose second son has autism. As we spoke, I asked her when she realized he … Continue reading →

It Matters Even When You Think It Doesn’t

A few weeks ago, we heard that the Topps program was looking for volunteers. This is a program that sets up soccer for children with special needs. It’s somewhat structured, but also very open so kids can participate to their … Continue reading →

Get the Help, Take the Help

There may have been a time that I thought I deserved praise for getting up with my son every night for over 500 nights straight all on my own. What I really needed was someone to come along and let … Continue reading →

The Thursday Pants

Life is full of monotonous tasks, many simple but somehow compound when exhaustion sets in. How many parents have said at the end of the school year… I am just so glad that I am almost done packing the lunches. … Continue reading →

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What a Crock Meals… A Delightful, Delivered Dinner

When my friend in New Jersey posted about What a Crock Meals in August, I immediately had my interest sparked.  It was back to school time, which as a teacher is an especially difficult time of year for me.  So … Continue reading →

My Disappearing Act

If you read this blog regularly then you know that I write in clusters. It wouldn’t take a genius to track those clusters around a school calendar. I have always felt that back to school time is a huge transition … Continue reading →

How to Stay Hershey Park Happy

Are you considering a trip to Hershey Park? I have a few tips to help keep your trip in budget and cheerful! Hersheypark has become an annual summer tradition now that we live within 100 miles. If you are considering … Continue reading →

Saving for College (Trying to…)

  With the current cost of attending a public cost averaging for four years at over $100,000 total, the thought of saving is overwhelming.  As of two weeks ago each of my children had enough saved by us to cover … Continue reading →

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Mesh Backpacks

  Our upper schools require the use of mesh or clear backpacks.  While clear backpacks work better on rainy days, most of the students prefer mesh.  I have many readers respond with suggestions of where to buy these packs and … Continue reading →