Morning Inspiration

It was a tough morning. One of my sons insisted on refusing to do what I asked: He refused to eat his breakfast He refused to drink water He refused to pass anything to anyone In addition, he spilled water on the table and floor, swiped his lunch kit onto the floor, and glared. I told … [Read more...]

A Voice for the Voiceless

I'm angry. It brings out the "Mama Bear" in me when I hear stories like the one I heard yesterday (names changed). Belinda has a son who has special needs. She did what she was told and enrolled him in a local school when he was five. He didn't learn to read that year, or the year after, or the … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek into what I’m teaching at a Writing Camp for Kids

This week I'm combining my love of writing and teaching through play to facilitate a writing camp for kids in St. Paul, Alberta. The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation is offering Compose Your Summer, four days of literature and dance. Miss Heather is facilitating the dance and I'll facilitate … [Read more...]

Our 2015 family holiday in Banff National Park

This past week our family had the opportunity to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Banff National Park. In this post I'm sharing some of my favourite pictures. In the next few posts I'll provide details about some of the places we visited and activities we enjoyed. We were able to see many … [Read more...]

Lessons in Trust and Technology

  Sometimes I just have to laugh. (I'd rather laugh than cry, wouldn't you?!) After I posted last time, I ran into major technology issues. It all started quite innocently, with the addition of a new e-mail address. After the creation of the e-mail address, I wanted to add it to my e-mail … [Read more...]

Parenting: Getting through the tough days (Parenting Blog Hop Week 1)

  Question: What do you find most challenging about parenting?  "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6 NIV) For me, the most challenging part of parenting is adjusting my expectations, training, and discipline … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 9: Leisure Activities

 Leisure activities can be a challenge for families and individuals who live with special needs. Some individuals are able to participate in most activities while others either have to have activities adapted or participate in a limited way. This summer we had the privilege of hosting my brother … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 8: Family life and disability

In our experience, raising children who have special needs affects every facet of family life: family activities and recreational choices, schedule, discipline, holidays, even the type of work and ministry parents have. I don't see living with a disability as a disadvantage, but it is … [Read more...]

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