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Grateful for “Deaf”

I’m shopping in the store. I can feel the staring eyes before I look up. American Sign Language seems to be a magnet for it. Most of the time, the stares are curious. Many times I get questions.  “How old is she?” “18 months” I reply. “Can she hear anything at all? How is she already signing?” The first question I simply answer, “Not much, she’s Deaf.”  The second question, I love. I love explaini ...[Read More]

Not enough FUN!

Do you ever get so BUSY and WORRIED that you FORGET to have FUN??? Yeah, I do. As Moms and parents, we are focused on our little ones. Do they have what they need? Are they happy? Is there enough food in the fridge? Is it healthy enough? Is there enough $ in the bank? How is school going? Sports? Friends? I was feeling grumpy and disappointed one week. It hadn't been a particularly bad week, but w ...[Read More]

My Favorite 5 minutes!

What is your favorite time of the day? Is there something you do every day that just lights you up and makes you feel good inside? Now… let’s get one thing straight. The time I am thinking of IS my favorite time; however, it’s NOT always easy to do, I don’t always WANT to do it, and, well… sometimes it just doesn’t go as you planned. My favorite 5 minutes of every day are… the 5 minutes just ...[Read More]

The problem with ‘Good’

The problem with ‘Good’

“Good job!” “That picture looks good!” “Looking good sweetie!” “You are a good brother!” “You are a good boy!” Sounds ‘good,’ right? I thought so too… until the day when I told my son, “Remember – you are a good student! You are a good friend!” just before sending him off to school.  He looked at me without saying a word, but his eyes told me plenty: “Oh, sure. Don’t worry about the bullies I just ...[Read More]

Dealing with Bullying

Dealing with Bullying

Ok , I have an amazing story that I want to share with you, but it requires some background information.  Last year my family and I took a class entitled “A Mind of Steel” taught by 3Key Elements. It taught our family about something they call, “dot people.” You know those voices you have in your head that argue with you or give you thoughts that bring you down? Those voices that are in you, yet a ...[Read More]