Category Archives: Education

Facebook Live Show #2: “Don’t View Our Kids Through A Deficit Based Lens”

On our 2nd Facebook Live Show, we have a discussion on why we need to help the IEP team and society as a whole, not look at our children through a Deficit-based lens. The way an IEP is designed and implemented to be meaningful, as well as effective is based on which lens the team members use […]

Announcing…..A New Facebook Live Talk Show – Down Right Capable

So excited to share this new collaboration with my friend and parent of an awesome child with Down Syndrome Brian Herndon. We are excited to announce our new Facebook Live Talk Show Down Right Capable Show. This show was created to help change the way others view Down Syndrome, by highlighting their capabilities rather than their disabilities. […]

Marla’s Mentions: Born Just Right

  What an amazing non-profit run by two amazing ladies. A mother/daughter team Jen and Jordan.   Let me tell you a little about what their non-profit is about: Born Just Right’s mission is to build creative solutions that help kids with differences live a more enjoyable life. We believe giving kids design and STEM […]

Earth Day Activities For Kids

earth day activities

Happy Earth Day!  Today will be a fun day for children all across the country as they learn about how they can save their earth.  They will watch movies, read books and do some fun hands-on activities. Worksheets: But as I searched the web for a free simple worksheet for my son with special needs […]

Sharing About Down Syndrome In My Son's Classroom

I love speaking to children about Down Syndrome, especially my son’s classroom. The children are genuinely interested in learning about it. Which means they want to learn about my son, their peer. After I introduce myself to the class, I then bring my son up to share with his class that he has Down Syndrome. I […]

Awesome ABCmouse Black Friday Deal

There are a lot of great Black Friday deals going on, but this one from ABCmouse.com is a must if you have preschoolers or toddlers in your home. 50% Off ABCmouse.com annual subscriptions during their Black Friday Event! Only $45 from now until 11/30. Don’t miss it. I know you have seen the awesome commercials […]

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Fine Motor Activities

top 10 gifts for fine motor development

1) Tying Shoes Melissa and Doug are known for their wooden toys. This lacing shoe is perfect for ages 3-6 year olds who are beginning to learn to tie their shoes. Special Needs Benefit:  Help with tying shoes and eye-hand coordination  2) Blocks  You definitely can’t go wrong with a set of blocks. Whether it’s a […]

Celebrating End Of Third Grade With His School Portfolio

So it’s the end of another year of school.  Third grade complete and moving on to fourth grade. Where did the time go? Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. Please note the prices may change on Amazon. I am so proud of Jacob’s resiliency to overcome new things in his life. He started 3rd […]

{education} This Is What We Learned Today…

This is what Jacob learned today: Jacob has learned so many great things with the help of his tutor.  So our summer is almost winding up. Jacob has had wonderful help from his friend and tutor, Matt. Yesterday and today they worked on addition using TouchMath and just doing basic writing to match the picture. […]

This Is What We Learned Today….

This is what we learned today…. We had a great summer and Jacob has learned so much.   Happily though, there is more learning to be had because here in MA we don’t head back to school until September. We just recently moved to MA from IN, so we are still unpacking, but I wanted to […]