Category Archives: School Days

Moving Forward

Editor’s Note:  The following essay was written by my dear friend, Melissa McLaren, who is the parent of beautiful twins.  She perfectly captures many of the feelings we experience as parents, as we move forward on this journey with children … Continue reading

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The Meeting

My husband and I stand to leave, the allotted 30 minutes over almost as if they had never happened.  So much to explain in such a short amount of time, we feel rushed and wonder if we really got through…through … Continue reading

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To Go Or Not To Go…That is the Question

From our kitchen I could hear the diesel engine roar and the chassis squeak as the school bus rounded the bend of the otherwise quiet street leading to our corner.  Monday through Friday during the school year, these familiar sounds … Continue reading

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Follow The Leader

I sat next to my husband slumped down in my seat, bracing myself for the fallout.  In fact, if there were seat belts on the theater chairs, mine would have been fastened and if the lights had not already been dim, … Continue reading

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Pull Out All The Stops

Something was wrong, I just knew it.  But I also understood, having been down this road many times before, that I had to wait until Sam was ready to talk.  And so I anxiously exercised my patience, knowing the signs, … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year

“Mom!” Sam shouted, as he entered the kitchen, exhibiting an unusual sense of excitement.   My normally serious, non-emotive child was demonstrating such enthusiasm about what he was about to share, that I had to stop what I was doing to … Continue reading

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Expect Joy

Such a simple concept yet so hard to abide by when faced with the fear of the unknown. This past month has been filled with more unknowns than we are used to dealing with for Sam.  As one of 600 … Continue reading

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Back To School

I’m nervous.  The kind of nervous that produces constant butterflies in your stomach.  The type of nervous that keeps you up at night.  The variety of nervous that does not allow you to have a rational thought in your head.  … Continue reading

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