Category Archive: Learning Disabilities

Oct 08

A Safe Place Called Home

A few years ago I was beautifully and impossibly stuck in grief. Why would I use the word beautifully? Goodness, that’s ridiculous and insanely weird. What’s beautiful about all those tears that streamed down my face as I pushed this rock that I thought of as my daughter’s learning issues up a hill? She repeated …

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Oct 27

Falling Apart to Stay Together for Annie

As a journalist who writes about learning issues, I want to tell parents it gets easier. As a parent of child with reading, spelling, math and anxiety issues, I want to give up my spot in the special needs world. I want to grab my almost ten-year-old daughter up and run, run as fast as …

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Apr 22

How will the book end?

A few months ago I sat and drank tea with a friend. We meet to talk poetry and life every month or so, whenever time allows. I told her about the two white dogs we might adopt. Her reply put me face to face with my memoir writer’s block. “Maybe that’s how your book will …

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Nov 25

Sharing Resources

And we made it to Thanksgiving week! It’s one of my favorite weeks of the entire year. Eating, giving thanks, time for just being, time to sleep in, the week has it all. I’ve been busy lately, writing and reading for my memoir class at the University of Washington, writing stories for ParentMap, fact-checking magazine …

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Oct 15

Sharing Resources

Tuesday greetings to you! I want to  do something new here. Every two weeks I want to share links to helpful articles about the special needs/diverse learners world. I also will link to my ParentMap work, which is often about this topic. I write a regular blog about navigating the special needs planet with my …

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