Reading is Breathing

I have always loved to read. Some of my earliest memories surround books. Books about young orphans like Eight Cousins, Pollyanna, Anne of Green Gables; books of adventure like Around the World in Eighty Days and The Swiss Family Robinson; and spooky tales from Edgar Allan Poe. I could go anywhere, be anyone and live any adventure. […]

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4 Ways to Prepare Special Needs Children for Middle School

Levi doesn’t like school. Not surprising for a 12-year-old boy, but Levi has autism. So when I say he doesn’t like school, I really mean that Levi doesn’t like crowds, new situations, sitting still, loud noises, and new people. Throw in some weird smells and you have a pretty accurate description of elementary school. In […]

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When I can’t Write

chronic illness of child

Writing for GraceFull Parenting has been an interesting experience so far. Some of the things we share are very personal and bring up painful memories. There is good too, and we love to share the funny and the happy. However, my greatest lessons were learned during moments of pain, and sorrow. Writing about these moments […]

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Expressions of Love

  I learned a long time ago that love was going to look a little different in my family. I have a son who was pretty well behaved for everyone else but at home he would have huge meltdowns. I didn’t understand this for so long and it hurt. I thought that he didn’t love […]

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