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Day 11: #31 Days—Incorporating Tutoring Techniques at Home

Day 11: #31 Days—Incorporating Tutoring Techniques at Home

Since June, I have sat in on most of my daughter’s tutoring sessions. To think back to her first few sessions and how she struggled still breaks my heart. But observing her has increased my compassion for how truly difficult reading is for her, as if I can feel her pain now more than ever. It also has taught me how I can support her. As I reflect back, I also see the progress she has made. To witness her breakthroughs and pure successes, I am so very proud…

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Day 3: #31 Days—What is Dyslexia … And What is it Not?

Day 3: #31 Days—What is Dyslexia … And What is it Not?

As a parent of a Dyslexic child, I have suddenly been immersed in a topic I never thought I would know about. Like many things, if it does not affect us personally, often times we don’t have much knowledge of it. But when my daughter was diagnosed with Dyslexia, I wanted to know what she was going through. I wanted to grow in empathy, so I could help her, encourage her, and support her in this journey. I wanted her…

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Day 2: #31Days—Scripture Sunday

Day 2: #31Days—Scripture Sunday

“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After he placed his hands on them, he went away.” (Matthew 19:13-15) When I first suspected that my daughter might have a learning disability, like Dyslexia, I wasn’t really sure what to do. I felt overwhelmed,…

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Day 1: #31Days—Welcome to One Mom’s Journey With Dyslexia

Day 1: #31Days—Welcome to One Mom’s Journey With Dyslexia

The month of October has always been special to me. For one thing, I love the fall season, and in October, autumn is in full swing. Also, fifteen years ago this October, I said, “I do,” to the most wonderful man in my world, and we began a beautiful and blessed life together. Last October, I shared on my blog how the month of October is dedicated to the Rosary in the Catholic tradition, through my series 31 Days With Mary….

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Feeding Your Family’s Soul :: Book Review & Giveaway

Feeding Your Family’s Soul :: Book Review & Giveaway

When I was a child, my family did not gather around the dinner table to share life together. Sure we ate at the same time, but on most nights, it was at the kitchen counter with the evening news blaring on the TV. When I visited my aunt and uncle’s home, I savored the commraderie around the dinner table—dishes being passed around, conversation flowing, even clean up and the rotation of chores was a novelty that I secretly wished was…

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Spring Fever, Mother’s Day, and a FREE Printable

Spring Fever, Mother’s Day, and a FREE Printable

This might sound cliché, but this spring truly has been busy! It is hard for me to even wrap my head around the fact that it is May 6, and my children will be done with school in less than one month! Of course, thoughts like this prompt anxiety to race through my mind and heart … I better get organized! What am I going to do to keep them busy for three months? Of course, it really doesn’t help…

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#WorthRevisit :: A Rough Start

#WorthRevisit :: A Rough Start

I originally posted this nearly six years ago. But I’m reposting it today as part of the #WorthRevisit link up, because rough mornings still happen. I still feel overwhelmed—spiritually, emotionally and physically. Spiritual attacks from the enemy are more real than ever before, especially attacks on the family. But there is hope, and there are strategies we can take to strengthen our resolve and call on God’s army to protect us. Our day started out rough. I was tired. I…

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Seeking Motivation to Care for My Home When I Feel Burned Out

Seeking Motivation to Care for My Home When I Feel Burned Out

It was a long but satisfying day. My oldest daughter was in her final performance as Earthworm in a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. I attended the final show and cast party with her and two of my other girls. It was fun, but after an intense month of rehearsals and a long week of performances, I looked forward to a relaxing evening at home. When I walked into my bedroom, though, what I encountered was…

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#WorthRevisit :: Balancing Act

#WorthRevisit :: Balancing Act

I wrote this post six years ago! What’s funny is that I still wrestle with some of the same things! Will I ever figure it out? Or is it an ongoing lesson in surrender, patience (especially with myself), balance and letting go? *** Do you ever have a day when it’s simply OK to let the kids stay in their pajamas until swimming lessons at 1:30 p.m.? When it’s simply OK to let their playtime extend beyond the allotted time, because…

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Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

One idea for staying connected to our faith during the summer months is to visit a local shrine or find one near your vacation spot. Here is my family at the living Rosary of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Two Inlets, MN. Two weeks from today is my children’s last day of school. Summer is right around the corner. While sifting through summer camp brochures and swim lesson schedules, I wonder how to intertwine our Catholic faith…

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