Monthly Archives: February 2009


Yesterday, I had the boys’ annual CPSE meeting. For those of you who do not have a young child with special needs, that is the Committee on Pre-School Education. Every year, while you parents of “typical” kids are deciding whether … Continue reading

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[1] Boy am I thankful blogging isn’t a paying gig. Otherwise, I’d be broke. At least when I don’t post I don’t get docked any pay! Sorry for the absence but it’s been “one of those” weeks. [2] I’m thankful … Continue reading

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Last year when I began the process of transitioning from Early Intervention to CPSE (Committee on Preschool Education), I was told by the CPSE Assistant Chairperson to see this not as a meeting to make a decision about my boys’ … Continue reading

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"Kindergarten By 6"

I recently had the honor of speaking with Dr. Kathleen Feeley, an expert in the field of educating children with special needs. Specifically, her expertise lies in the areas of Autism and Down syndrome. For much of our conversation, we … Continue reading

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It’s day 6 of a 9-day school vacation and I’m still standing. That’s a good thing. Actually, I really like having the kids home from school. But, figuring out play dates in between doctor and vet appointments isn’t all that … Continue reading

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Take Time to Smell the Roses

Preventing unhappiness from seeping into your life is just as important as specifically inviting happiness in. Focusing on the good helps us get through the bad. [My] Happiness Guru, Gretchen Rubin of says, “Keying into these tiny pleasures gives … Continue reading

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After 3 days of intense testing, a friend of mine received a diagnosis for her young son’s developmental delays. PDD-NOS! Now, if you’re the parent of a child with special needs, you may [think you] know what this means. The … Continue reading

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