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At Home with Jim and Joy

Imagine my surprise when, upon returning home from the Catholic Marketing Network/Catholic Writers Guild conference, I receive an email from EWTN's At Home with Jim and Joy producer.  Naively, I thought he was requesting a radio interview, until I heard back from him with a "Great!  We'll get back with you about travel arrangements." Um, [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Featured, In the Media, special needs, spirituality, writing|1 Comment

Discussing Special Needs on St. Gabriel Radio

There are few radio interviews that really convict me on a deep, spiritual level.  It's not that I find them mundane or lackluster.  It's just that there are certain questions I "expect" people to ask me, but what makes a huge impact is when the interviewer throws me for a loop.  As in, I was [...]

Joining the Council on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We never truly know how God is connecting the dots in our lives.  Case in point: I was holed up in my house one dreary, drab winter morning, inwardly sighing at how dreadful and gray everything appeared, both outside and in my life.  I hate stagnancy, especially when it seems as if nothing is moving [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|education, Featured, special needs, spirituality|0 Comments

Connecting with the Special Needs Community in Indiana

I never imagined that one day I would be standing up in front of regional specialists who work with kids who have early intervention needs, such as developmental, physical, speech, and occupational therapists.  As I stood in the small room on a local college campus, I was addressing these, as well as school counselors and [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Apert Syndrome, Featured, parenting, special needs|0 Comments

Our Transition to Homeschooling

I don't know how else to say it, but...we're making the transition to homeschooling, starting in the fall.  I hope that one day I can say this with confidence rather than an apologetic tone, but I admit there's still a twinge of guilt involved.  Because I'm a highly sensitive person, I can often read people [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Faith and Family, parenting, special needs|2 Comments