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I’ve been a proponent of inclusion since I learned what it meant when I was in college.  Back then (many, many moons ago) it was called mainstreaming.  Having my child with special needs interact with your child with or without special needs is inclusion. There are many chapters, treatises and academic studies about the benefits […]

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Today I had my son’s IEP. That’s an Individual Educational Plan for those of you who don’t have a life filled with acronyms. I met with his teacher and other specialists to discuss his progress throughout this school year and goals for the upcoming year. Throughout the 5 plus years since my son’s adoption I’ve […]

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Slowing Down

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Lately I’ve realized that it’s time to slow down. Even when I’m really enjoying what I’m doing; writing every day, journaling, taking an online class, making Zen Tangles, I become easily overwhelmed. I’ve been reading Martha Beck’s book Finding Your Way in a Wild New World.   Yesterday morning while I was out walking I met […]

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Sometimes I say “yes” when I really want to say “no”.  Learning how to say “no” gracefully is a skill we should all cultivate. When your mind and body are not in tune with what you’re doing you probably won’t do it well. You may feel resentful or stressed or even angry as you’re doing […]

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