Going Beyond All Possibilites

April 1st kicks off Autism Awareness month.  I have lots of things planned for the blog this month.  I’ve scheduled a number of interviews with teachers, therapists and parents who work with or have children with autism.  I thought I’d give readers a little insight into the village it takes to raise my son Bear and other special children like him.  I have two pieces coming up for the Huffington Post.  One is an updated version of an old blog that is near and dear to my heart, and the other is a blog I contributed to about what autism is and what it is not.  The Forsyth Special Olympics is this month, so I will be covering that ( and praying for sunny skies and warm weather).  Finally I have some very exciting news to share about Barrett and his school.  So be sure to check back often this month.  All of these blogs with be listed under the autism category.  I’m kicking the month off by sharing an article I wrote for My Forsyth Magazine, about Exceptional Children’s Week.

Celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week

Exceptional Children’s Week is an annual celebration of students with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them.  The weeklong celebration is a national movement started by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), which is a national group that serves as the voice and vision of special education.  The state of Georgia also has a Georgia Council for Exceptional Children (GCEC), which leads the celebration for our local schools.  This year they designated March 10-14, 2014 as Exceptional Children’s Week (ECW).  Many Forsyth County schools use the week as  opportunity for education, fundraising and celebration.   Continue reading Going Beyond All Possibilites

Reflections on the Clean Eating Challenge


What a week!  Today my partners-in -clean and I are sharing our impressions of the Clean Eating Challenge, and I thought I should reveal the real story.  I was excited when I was first approached by Allison (Go Dansker Mom) to participate, but then I realized the challenge was going to encroach on our spring break.  There was no way I’d be able to stick to the “rules” while on vacation.  So I officially started four days earlier than my partners and I’ve been off the challenge now for a couple of days, which has given me some time to reflect.   Continue reading Reflections on the Clean Eating Challenge

Clean Eating Challenge: Day Five

Our leader, Allison, found herself in the position of posting two days of her challenge.  Poor thing.  Lucky for us though, because we’ve got some additional fun recipes (I’m going to have to attempt to prepare my own steel cut oatmeal, despite the effort it apparently takes).  Also,  Allison is starting to see some benefits – and I, for one, am jealous.  #mustbedoingsomehtingwrong.  But more about my experience on Sunday, when we each wrap up with a personal debriefing about our week.  Continue reading Clean Eating Challenge: Day Five

Clean Eating Challenge – Day 4 – Holly’s Turn!

 Holly’s Day of Clean Eating

Today is Holly’s day, and we have another lover of quinoa!  I think I’ve found a first that I’m going to have to do in the next couple of weeks for an I Dare Allie entry – I’m going to make quinoa.  I’ve eaten before and loved it, but have never prepared it.  Continue reading Clean Eating Challenge – Day 4 – Holly’s Turn!