Magic, Unicorns and Cupcakes

In our life, everything isn’t magic, unicorns and cupcakes. We just do our best to make sure our kids are enjoying themselves and hope the rest will come from there. Maggie turned 8 this past weekend and that brought a lot of excitement and a lot of nerves. When you have a non verbal kid,[…]

It gets easier.

I remember talking to some families when Maggie was first diagnosed who would tell me “it gets easier, though it may not get better.”  I didn’t fully understand what that meant at the time, but I’m starting to now. When Maggie was first diagnosed, it was traumatizing.  The idea that she would have incredible difficulties[…]

Last Day of Pre-K

With Betsy Devos’ hearing making national headlines this week, I thought it’d be helpful to share why a federal focus on special needs education is so important to us.  Maggie “graduated” from Pre-k last summer.  She wasn’t there.  But she graduated.  In fact, she hadn’t been in school since the beginning of April, but she[…]