Last year my sister and her family adopted a little boy from Armenia. Â When she wrote her family story they had only been with Ben for a very short time. Â I thought you might be interested to hear how they are all doing a year later. Â October 2010 – We finally get the call […]
Making the decision to homeschool is a big one, making the decision to homeschool a special needs child can be an even bigger decision. Â I’m writing about this topic at Homeschool Village today. Â Stop by and check out my postÂ Taking the Leap: Homeschooling a Special Needs Child.
Leah started riding therapy a few weeks ago to help improve her speech (Apraxia) and some of her other “quirks”. Â I have to say, this girl loves horses! Â Funny, she can be fearful of many things – car wash anyone? Â But get her around a horse, a rather large horse, and she couldn’t […]
Today is World Down Syndrome Day and I wanted to pass this along. Â Please consider helping out this worthy cause. Â So many families feel led to adoption but can’t swing the cost of bringing a child home. Â Your donation can make a difference in whether or not a child spends their lifetime in a orphanage […]
Family Read Alouds :: During the Day Reads ~ Taking a break from Five Children and It to read selections from First Communion Days To the boys ~ The Hobbitt To the girls ~Â Papa Piccolo My Reading List :: The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur Around the Kitchen ::Â We didnâ€™t have Tea Time this […]
In thanksgiving for the time that has been, in hope for the time that is to come, let us pray through the intercession of Mary; the Mother of God: We praise you, O Lord, and we bless you. ~Magnificat, 2010 The first nine days of 2011 will find us praying a novena to the Sacred […]
Every night at dinner, we go around the table asking each person what their favorite part of the day was. Â It has become part of our nightly routine and the kids rarely let us forget the ritual. Â Now this is probably a video only a mother (or dad) could love, but if you have a […]
Update on yesterday’s Family Story: Â Barbara Curtis at Mommy Life posted a note about my sister’s adoption story. Â If you haven’t yet been to Barbara’s site, please go take a look!
A couple of my younger children have some issues with fine motor skills and one in particular has low muscle tone, so she could use some help to strengthen her hand muscles. Â She enjoys writing but her hand fatigues quickly and her penmanship needs some work. Â I thought I would share a few of the […]
I know I have mentioned the fact that Leah has a very strong personality and is a bit high maintenance Â but I don’t think I have mentioned her specific quirk. Â Leah has a language delay, which is called Apraxia. Â Obviously, lack of communication can make for some very frustrating days – for both of us! […]