Family Life · School

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

Family Life · School

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

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Beach Boys

I don’t even want to say it, but summer is nearing its end, sniff! sniff! But before I start writing about the coming school year (I’ll think about that tomorrow…), let’s re-live our beach camping trip! Yay!   Look at that grin on Henry! He LOVED it. As my friend Leslie said recently, “Nothing sucks… Continue reading Beach Boys

Family Life · Henry, Dup15q

Happy Happy Henry Day!

We have been spending time with grandparents and cousins, getting lots of sun, having lots of fun, and very much enjoying our summer. In my own effort to relax as much as possible I have been letting the blog go by the wayside a bit, but here I am, doing a little summer catch-up starting… Continue reading Happy Happy Henry Day!

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Trying to be a Helper

I’ve been really affected by the violence of this week. In the past, I have said my prayers and moved on. But this week, it’s harder to do that. It doesn’t feel like enough. There’s a quote from beloved Fred Rogers that makes its rounds whenever there is violence in the news.  And it’s a good reminder.… Continue reading Trying to be a Helper

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Everybody’s Going to School

I’m not wishing the summer away – Not at all!! In fact, I am cherishing every moment of it because some big things are going to be changing around here come August! I’ve had IEP meetings for both boys this past month, and now I can share for sure that both boys will be attending school… Continue reading Everybody’s Going to School

Calvin, 22q Deletion

22q at the NC Zoo 2016

Last month, on May 22, we went to our very first 22q at the Zoo Awareness Day event! This event is organized by the International 22q11.2 Foundation and by hosts at local zoos worldwide to connect individuals with 22qDS and their families and to spread the word about 22q. Families participating in 22q at the Zoo… Continue reading 22q at the NC Zoo 2016