Last month I blogged about giftedness and twice exceptionality and how to decide if you should have your child tested. This month, I’m blogging about the intensity of gifted and twice exceptional children. Emotional intensities are not exclusive to...
Since I started teaching fitness classes with Jacksonville Stroller Strength, my daughter has begun mimicking my every workout move. The other day I heard her say something that sounded like “shldr ruls” and looked over only to find her...
That’s not FAIR! I didn’t realize when I became a mom just how many times a week I would hear those words and how much time I would spend trying to figure out what exactly is fair. I have two...
April is officially designated as Autism Awareness month. For a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum, every month, week, day, minute and second you are aware of autism and the effect is has on your life. My...
This new year, I asked my family if we could set a group resolution to bicker less. With the kids out of school over the holidays and the holidays in general, that time of year is always a little...
I spend the majority of my waking hours with my kids. I hug and kiss them, prepare snacks and lunches and plan activities every day. I’ve learned that they obviously love me, but also act differently around me then...
Discipline is one of those subjects that can be touchy to discuss. For this day and age, kids seem to be in charge and have so many more freedoms than they used to. I’ve worked in education for quite some time,...
For the first four-ish years, all you do is hold onto them. You hold them to feed them, hold them to get them to sleep--to soothe the reflux, to calm them when they are teething, throwing up, sitting on the...
From every song about kids on the radio to every old lady in Target or at church, you hear: "Don't blink, this will go by so fast." Or, "You're going to miss this, one day." "They won't always be...
Whoever came up with the term "terrible two's" obviously never made it to the age of three. Yes, an energetic, just-learned-to use-the-word-NO two-year-old can seriously be exhausting. But what I am discovering is the closer we get to that third...
My husband texted he was on the way home. Before I could even blink, I responded in all caps "THANK GOODNESS" followed by a juvenile string of emojis because letters alone cannot illustrate the sheer terror of my desperation. Sibling...
If you haven't heard of the Elf on the Shelf, chances are you aren't a parent or your kids are too young to really get it. In fact, the only reason I know about it is due to my...

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