Calvin, 22q Deletion · Family Life

Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

  Last week I took out our box of Christmas books from the attic and the boys and I started exploring them. With wide-eyed excitement, Calvin flipped through Dream Snow…ย Richard Scarry’s The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, The Friendly Beasts,ย and my personal favorite, Julie Vivas’ย The Nativity. Each time we took a different book out… Continue reading Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

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Fall Back

This whole working parent business is no joke, you guys. My job is really hard sometimes and really exhausting sometimes, and parenting is also hard and exhausting sometimes, and I have been prioritizing rest and sleep and stress relievers like yoga and reading and church, because I want to be the calmest, healthiest possible version… Continue reading Fall Back

Family Life · Henry, Dup15q

Dup15q Believe Walk 2016

This year, since we are out here on the east coast, we had the opportunity to go to the first Dup15q Believe Walk held in Atlanta!ย  It was an awesome way to meet other Dup15q individuals and families and to show our love and support for them while also helping raise funds for research. The… Continue reading Dup15q Believe Walk 2016

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School Days Update

Hello long-lost blog readers! It has been hard to make time to write lately, but I’m happy to say that things are going well for me and the boys in school and that we’ve been having lots of #funwiththefam on the weekends. Henry ended up adjusting to school quickly after that first rough day and… Continue reading School Days Update

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First Days of School

Calvin and Henry both started school on the same day, at different schools. Calvin’s transition to school has been easy. Henry’s has been a little more complicated. Since Calvin goes to the school where I teach, he can ride with me in the morning and afternoon. At the end of his school day, one of… Continue reading First Days of School

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Ready for Our First Days of School

I have spent the last two weeks laminating, cutting, hot gluing, printing, copying, cleaning, and organizing from basically dawn until dusk getting my classroom and myself ready for Open House and the first day of school. Open House was last week and it went well. I’m so thankful for all the families who came to… Continue reading Ready for Our First Days of School

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Getting Ready for School

Though the summer heat is still here in force, summer break is over for this teacher mama and the first day of school is fast approaching! All my teacher friends in California are back to school already and the teachers I know in Georgia, including my parents, are already a couple of weeks into the… Continue reading Getting Ready for School