What to Do When FAPE Fails?

If you live in the United States, then you probably know that by law your child is entitled to FAPE, a Free Appropriate Public Education. What that means is your child can have an education in the public school system, and if they have special needs, they can have accommodations made so that they can receive the same education and…
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How to Get 90 Minutes of Self-Care Every Day

I think that everyone should get 90 minutes of self-care a day.  For those already practicing self-care, that probably sounds daunting.  For those that have no idea what I am talking about, let me explain.  Self-care is caring for yourself, including your mind, your body, and your spirit.  It’s taking time out to make sure that you are mentally prepared…
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Mama Pig

Mama Pig     Recently we went to our state fair and got to partake in all of the festivities.  I had no idea that you could possibly deep fry so many things.  From deep fried Twinkies and Oreos to deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Talk about a heart attack on a platter!   We got to see…
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Why the Diet is Not the Main Thing?

I think sometimes we tend to get caught up in what is the latest diet or fad.  I think the more important thing might be to determine what type of nutrition works best for our own individual bodies.  I like to think about it as energy metabolism.  Your body was designed to efficiently run like the Energizer battery (it keeps…
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Made To Love

My husband and I spend individual time with each of our two children on a monthly basis. To be frank, the younger of the two almost always ends up with the lion’s share of our energy.  Children with special needs tend to require a lot of energy.  Spending time one on one with each helps the eldest child get the attention that she…
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