{Thoughtful Thursday} Lessons learned from Best Friends Animal Society

{Thoughtful Thursday} Lessons learned from Best Friends Animal Society

I haven’t even begun to do all the posts from our summer travels, but I’m going to start. Earlier this summer, we traveled out west and visited the National Parks, some Navajo sites (like Monument Valley) and one of our day trips was Best Friends Animal Society. I thought that I would first write about…

Our day at the 77Kids fashion show at King of Prussia Mall

Author’s note: I was feeling very sentimental about this experience so I wanted to republish it for Thoughtful Thursday. Never doubt what our kids can do! This event took place in April of 2012. As a blogger, I network with dozens and dozens of other bloggers in all blogging genres. Yesterday, a mom who is a…

{Thoughtful Thursday} and someone gets to come in last place

{Thoughtful Thursday} and someone gets to come in last place

Like many parents, while my kids are young I am trying to introduce them to a variety of extra-curricular activities. It can be tough when your child has additional physical and mental challenges. K’s motor planning is pretty poor and his processing is slow. That pretty much means any sport or activity that involves a…

{Tuesday To-Do List} every person matters~tell DA Seth Williams to #CareAboutChristina

The other day I read a story in the Philly Inquirer and it made me just so sad. If you read the story and then say “Jeez, why didn’t I know about this??” don’t beat yourself up. No one knew. In fact, the title of the article is “The Death No One Cares About.” I…

Well, November 14, you’re here again

Well, November 14, you’re here again

Author’s note: I republish this post every year. So the dates and activities listed may not be current. The sentiments are the same. It’s November 14, again. Comes every year, huh? November 14 is the anniversary of my niece’s death. It was 2008. I remember the month preceding it like it just happened. I remember…

my submitted testimony for the Special Education Funding Commission

Today I testified before our state’s Special Education Funding Commission. This group of individuals has been charged with the responsibility of evaluating the special ed process in Pennsylvania, how it works, how it’s funded, the funding itself and so on. They want to hear from parents and citizens about their experiences with Special Education in…

UN Disability Treaty Convention fails in the Senate~one mom’s reaction

UN Disability Treaty Convention fails in the Senate~one mom’s reaction

If you follow this blog, then you followed our adventure as I took my son to Harrisburg to lobby for special education funding reform. Our bill failed to pass. Why? Politics. Our elected legislators let politics get in the way. That bill had UNANIMOUS SUPPORT and it ended up failing. Yesterday we were all calling…