Thriving and Surviving

the good, the bad, and the funny about daily living, surviving cancer, and teaching kids with special needs

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February 2016

Invisible Learning Disabilities

Children come in all shapes and sizes, colors and shades, abilities and disabilities.  Some of their differences are visible at first glance, but their most important differences are under the surface, hidden from view. What kinds of disabilities are obvious?… Continue Reading →

Not What I Had in Mind – How I Ended Up in Special Education

Nineteen years is a long time!  I had to use both hands – twice! – to count up the number of years that I have been teaching.  The fact that I’m a teacher at all is a surprise to me!… Continue Reading →

Amazon Prime Now! Life is so much better now….

I have a friend (I use the term loosely!) who mocks me for using the phrase, “Life Changing!”  But seriously!?!  Having groceries delivered to your house in one or two hours – without spending a fortune is…… “Life Changing!”  … Continue Reading →

Don’t Say That! What-Not-To-Say When You Don’t Know What to Say.

What to say to someone with cancer?  Actually, you don’t have to say anything at all!  Ever considered that?  Smiles, prayers, flowers, Edible Arrangements!! (my personal favorite!) are always appreciated.  But words….words are tricky.  Use with care. Have you ever… Continue Reading →

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