7 Tips to Surviving Christmas

It seems Christmas is getting earlier and earlier each year.  Stores have items and advertisements out even before Halloween has finished.  I love Christmas and the busyness it brings.  Baking cookies, spending time family, sending and receiving Christmas cards all...

The Diagnosis

What We Knew My husband and I adopted three children separately through the foster system within our own province.  We knew they would have had a harder start to life and most likely have some challenges. We both felt, that with our experience and knowledge, adopting...

Halloween Traditions

Halloween is a fun time for our family.  I love the traditions that we do and the dressing up.  Each year we head to the pumpkin patch, carve jack-o-lanterns, frequent the halloween store and go to different community events. Halloween is one event the I don’t...

You ARE a Superhero!

I have read a few posts now on social media sites where parents, of children with disabilities, feel less than or unexceptional.  They have put it out there that they have limitations or not all of the answers and at times overwhelmed.  A few people have even said...

Being Part of the Team

When I was young, yes that was a while ago, we were outside playing all the time.  Many times there would be an impromptu game of california kickball, baseball, tag, hide-n-go seek etc.  We usually started our day hanging out with a friend of two and ended up meeting...

Ups and Downs of Technology

  Let’s talk technology.  Technology can be a great thing!  I love the fact that I don’t have to spend endless amounts of hours at the library, using the microfiche machine to find what I’m looking for.  We have an infinite supply of information (it...

Clutter and Chaos

There is a saying: “Clutter in your physical surroundings will clutter your mind and spirit.”  In our case, having children that struggle with a nonverbal disability and a brain based disorder, this statement would hold true. I find that when their...

Turbulent Transitions

Yes, we are homeschoolers, well for the most part.  My daughter is now in grade 12 and is in the public system and my sons do a blended approach.  They go to class 2 days a week. With the new school year here, we are now at a new beginning.  New beginnings bring new...