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Emotional Regulation

Emotions are a difficult territoty to nagivate. Expically when you are small and have such a tiny space to fit them in. In the middle of student meltdowns, I often have to remind myself that […]

From Dumpster Fire to Harmony

A dear friend who is experienceing some new heartache chatted with me last week. In our tear-filled discussion, she told me how amazing I was because no matter what was going on, I had all […]

Easter Baskets of Literacy

Spring is around the corner, and I’m so excited for rain and mud and flowers! And, it is also one of the New Title releases in my book business! Yay! I love the smell of […]

Authentic Reading

“We’re gonna read about WHAT?!?!” At the beginning of each new unit at school, I hear this. A lot. Loudly. They roll their eyes and gnash their teeth much like the Wild Things. I pretend […]

Challenge Physically Fit Accepted

Weight has become a bit of a problem lately. I’m going to blame it on aging. In reality, I’ve gotten into some bad habits like not being active and drinking soda. January 1, 2023 started […]

What is the Big IDEA?

I want to get back to some basics of Special Education in this post. Many people don’t realize that what I do as a special education teacher is legal and based in law. Two things […]

Parent Data Binder for IEPs

Over Thanksgiving break I was doing some personal development training for my special education license renewal. We needed to look at an IEP to answer some questions, so I went to grab one of my […]

Why So Early?

I didn’t have enough time in the day. It started off as simply as that. I got up in enough time to shower and get dressed before getting kids up, then the whole day started […]

The Space of Missing Someone

There are few things that impact us more then losing a person we love. Having gone through my second divorce, I think I can say that losing them in any way causes heartache. There is […]

Budgeting That Works

“Why is it that two intelligent women struggle this much with something as simple as budgeting?” my friend asked. We had been talking about making sure our kids were registered for the sports they were […]