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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting the Child Find Process

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting the Child Find Process

At 2-and-a-half years old, my son, William, showed early signs of spectrum behavior and received services from Early Steps. With a recommendation from our pediatrician, we were able to get our son privately evaluated and diagnosed with autism by a psychologist. Shortly after we received the diagnosis, William aged out of Early Steps, and we had […]

Big Kids Status: Another milestone - learning to pose for a picture, sort of

Big Kid Milestones I Never Expected

A few months ago, I made the startling realization that I suddenly have “big” kids. They are 4 and 5 years old, so not exactly packing for college, but the days of diapers, naps and nursing are a pretty distant memory. Everyone can speak for themselves, and short of a few indiscernible tantrums, both kids […]


You are More Than a Test

Last year, when my son was in 3rd grade, we hit a milestone familiar to most parents in Florida. It was time for him to take the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). There’s been a lot of controversy about this standardized test, ranging from the validity of the actual exams, to what the results are being used […]


10 Reasons Girl Scouts ROCK

This year my daughter became a Girl Scout. As a former Scout myself I was elated; some of my fondest childhood memories and longest lifetime friends were born in my Girl Scout Troop. Seeing the Girl Scouts through the eyes of a parent has given me a whole new appreciation for why the Girls Scouts […]


Make Math Fun with Revolution Math

This educational program review was brought to you by Revolution Math. All opinions are expressly that of the author.Math can be frustrating for many children, something my son is experiencing this school year. He’s never struggled with math before, but as a 3rd grader, he’s more intimidated with the new concepts he’s learning. He doesn’t always […]