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Letter to Mica’s class

It is definitely not easy and it is a full-time job to keep all the pieces of the puzzle on the table but, in my view, well worth it, if…
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Unwritten IEP Goals

Yesterday was report card day.  As I overheard the neighbors talking about it, I felt a rising pit in my stomach. There are some days you just can’t take on…
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Let’s be #mightytogether

The Mighty recently published a blog we wrote for our Exceptional Lives community. As described on their website, “The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect…
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Sometimes I hate social media

Sometimes I sign into social media and am flooded with “shoulds”. I should make time for that upcoming event. I should set up some park dates. I should take time…
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“I’m {still} fine.”

Last year, I posted this blog for Exceptional Lives. Today, I appreciated the reminder. My wish for you is that you take this time to pause and reflect. Even if…
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Who is Exceptional Lives?

At Exceptional Lives (or as we call ourselves, ELI) we all have credentials. We have experience, both lived and academic. We have gained experience in various professional disciplines. But that’s…
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The Holiday Hustle

During a season where we are all prone to be a little more stretched than usual, I’ve been trying hard to be present and stay grounded for my children. Mostly…
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