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    What to Do When Your Child Has a Learning Difference

    October 22, 2017

    My son, C. is seven years old, in second grade and reads on a kindergarten level. My husband and I began to get worried in kindergarten when we realized he had memorized the wall in the classroom. At the time, the words were velcroed to the wall so the children could take them to their seat for writing. I realized he had no idea what the word said once it was off the wall. In first grade, his teacher recognized…

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  • food

    Peach Hand Pies

    Once in a while, you have a thrift store find that is exceptional. I found this Sunbeam mini pie maker for five dollars at my local thrift store. It was unopened and in the…

    September 3, 2017
  • food For the home

    Spice Rack

    I love to use spices in my cooking, but I’m not a fan of organizing them. The bottles come in different sizes, and they are all randomly shaped. My biggest pet peeve with spice…

    August 21, 2017
  • children's activities family Gardening

    Carrots!

    I finally had success with carrots! I’ve never been able to grow them before and this year we are overflowing. Sadly, I think the children were overzealous when planting them and they are very…

    August 14, 2017
  • family sewing

    Wedding Planning!

    My dear friend is getting married! It is a Celtic themed wedding, complete with tartan and bagpipes. My husband is officiating. He’s not a minister, but it is a civil ceremony. Pennsylvania allows self-appointing…

    August 7, 2017
  • family health pain management

    The Broken Arm

    We have our first broken bone in a family with five kids that include three boys; I guess we are fortunate. We had stopped to buy produce at our neighborhood farm stand, and my…

    July 24, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation Texas Beaches

    We started our beach leg of vacation in Houston (only one hour from Galveston). We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The highlight of this adventure was the butterfly exhibit. I’ve always wanted…

    July 17, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation!

    We returned from our epic vacation last week. This is our first family vacation in 2.5 years, so we made it a big one. I’m still recovering. This post covers the first leg of…

    July 10, 2017
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