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Santa strategy

The Santa Strategy

I have been going out of town for Christmas since I can remember.  Every other year, my mom’s side of the family celebrates Christmas together. For many years, that meant gathering at my grandparents’ house in Illinois.  As family moved around, we started rotating between Illinois, Kansas and California. Every odd-numbered year, we were with […]

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Living with an IEP

October 2014.  This was when my son was officially diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD. That diagnosis was devastating for me. I couldn’t believe my sweet baby had so much turmoil swirling around in his brain, that at age 5, we had him in therapy and on medication so he could make it through a day […]

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A Note from Your Child’s Teacher

5…4…3…2…1…Happy new (school) year!  Seeing the new boxes of crayons and glue sticks in the stores is my cue to start making my new (school) year’s resolutions. It is also the cue that starts my nerves working overtime. I’ve been teaching for 17 years, and I still spend a good part of July in nervous […]

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