Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has Dyslexia

I am terrified and second guessing myself. But like so many other times on my journey as a parent my gut is telling me this is the right thing to do. So, I inhale deeply, and slowly exhale. Look at my husband (a teacher) and mother (a special education teacher) by my side, and walk … Continue reading Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has Dyslexia

To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …

As I'm scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I see your photos. I feel your pride. And I'm a little bit jealous ....just a little ... "Johnny is in ALL honors classes this year!"  "Sally made the BETA Club!"  And the comments roll in under: "Of course! I knew she would! YOU are a GREAT Mom!"  … Continue reading To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …

Can we chill with the “rigor” already?

College and career ready. Rigor. Test Scores. Proficient. Above Grade Level. Honors. As a 2017 mom, these words have been buzzing in my ear since my kid was in pre-k. "He better be reading by kindergarten or he'll be behind! Get him in pre-school! Get him in tutoring! Make sure he's well-rounded with sports or … Continue reading Can we chill with the “rigor” already?

Embracing Nemo: Dyslexia and the lessons I learned from Marlin

I first watched Finding Nemo before I had kids. I understood the story for the most part but rewatching today as a dyslexia mom gave me a totally new perspective and appreciation of Marlin. My heart breaks for him. I cry for him. And I learn with him. Like Nemo can swim, my son can … Continue reading Embracing Nemo: Dyslexia and the lessons I learned from Marlin