Errorless Learning and Visual learning Strategies

*A version of this post was previously published on March 24, 2016. This post contains affiliate links. Today, I discuss how I use errorless learning and visual learning strategies when teaching my special needs daughter, Bethany Some people learn best when the material they are expected to learn is presented in a highly visual manner. […]

Ten Hints on How to Prepare your Child (and yourself) for an MRI

* A version of this post was previously published on 7/2/13. This post contains affiliate links. MRI machine photo credit: Renjith Krishnan/ freedigitalphotos.net A reader recently asked my advice on how to prepare for her daughter’s upcoming MRI. First I want to say that I am not an expert on this subject. I can only […]

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I’m Thankful Our Bi-Annual MRI is Done!

*A version of this post was previously published on 8/30/13. This post may contain affiliate links. This Friday finds me very thankful that Bethany’s bi-annual MRI is over and done with! The afternoon that we were scheduled to check into the hospital’s Hannah Lee House, a very stinky and greasy Bethany kept refusing to take […]

Activity Schedules for Kids With Special Needs

*A version of this post was previously published on 2/23/16.  This post contains affiliate links. When my daughter, Bethany was little, even though she had tons of games, puzzles, and arts and crafts supplies to keep busy, she didn’t have the skill to pick and choose something fun to do on her own. I became […]

Mako Robot Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery

Many of you already know I was diagnosed quite a few years ago with spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. For many years I had been told by my neurosurgeon and primary caregiver that my spinal issues were the culprit of all the leg pain and discomfort I’ve suffered with over the years. We tried […]

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5 Ways a Brain Tumor Changed Me

For the sake of those who may be new visitors here, the brain tumor I’m referring to in the title of this post is not my own. The brain tumor that I’m talking about is the one my daughter, Bethany was diagnosed with way back in the year 2000 and this is my story of […]

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Preparing for a Very Special Needs Valentine’s Day Celebration

*This post was previously published on 1/25/17 This year, I’ve decided to go all out and plan a very special needs Valentine’s Day party! To be perfectly honest, I’ve never really paid much attention to Valentine’s Day before. Presenting each of my kids with a heart shaped box of chocolates and telling them I love […]