YouTube isn't Just Cat Videos and Porn

YouTube isn’t Just Cat Videos and Porn

The thing about having a learning disability is that you have trouble being taught the way the rest of the world learns. As we’ve been on our journey with Puck (and it looks like potentially we’ll be going down a different path with Bae too), I’ve started to work on finding ways to make the Read More

Testing, Testing...Is This Thing On? Test Anxiety and Learning Disabilities 1

Testing, Testing…Is This Thing On? Test Anxiety and Learning Disabilities

Now in Grade 3, my son has his standardized tests coming up.  He’s been expressing some anxiety about the test for over a year now.  I really can’t blame him.  I’ve gone through some of the test prep books, and some of the answers confused me – and I have my Bachelors Degree. I understand Read More

Pulling Teeth: More Adventures in Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

Pulling Teeth: More Adventures in Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

You’ll all recall that about three weeks ago now, I wrote a blog about trying to settle the children’s summer vacation with the Goblin King.  As you all know how cooperative he is, of course that went extremely well and we have the vacation done and settled. Yeah.  Right.  Had you there for a minute, Read More

Ignorance is not Bliss: How Do You Teach Someone Who Cannot Learn? 1

Ignorance is not Bliss: How Do You Teach Someone Who Cannot Learn?

My eldest son, Puck, has a learning disability. He can learn. And given the right environment, with some accommodation, he actually learns very well. The person who doesn’t learn is his father. He hasn’t learned that negative feedback to a child with learning disabilities just lowers their confidence. He hasn’t learned that he is fairly Read More

Coparenting: Splitting Expenses without Losing Your Mind

Twitter has a New Fan

I’m so very new to the Twitter community.  I’ve been on Facebook for about five years, but my real exposure to Twitter started only a few weeks ago.  My Facebook years have allowed me to stay in touch with people I would not normally have had the opportunity to.  It’s also given me entertainment and Read More