31 Days: One Mom’s Journey With Dyslexia ~ 2016

31 Days: One Mom’s Journey With Dyslexia ~ 2016

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. I linked up with other bloggers in a tradition called #Write31Days. For the past few years, bloggers have come together in October for a 31-day writing challenge, founded by The Nester, Myquillin Smith.

This year, I have decided to join the challenge again, focusing on something else that is important in October—and really every month of the year—and that is Dyslexia Awareness.

During the month of October, I will blog something about Dyslexia every day. It might be a book suggestion; a fun game to play as a family; a snippet about my own journey as a mom of a dyslexic child; or simply a Scripture quote to give hope and encouragement in the face of struggle.

I am not an expert in Dyslexia, but I am a mom whose heart aches when I see my daughter struggling and whose heart rejoices at the amazing progress she is making. It is my hope that through this series we can support each other in this journey, and I hope you will share your insights, so we can grow in greater awareness and appreciation together.

I hope you will join me on this month-long journey, and be sure to check out the hundreds (maybe thousands) of other bloggers who are participating in this writing challenge, too. All of us are linked up HERE, under our respective categories. Mine is Family Life. Each day’s blog post will link back to this landing page, so you are able to follow along with me throughout the month.

Welcome to my blog and to this blogging series! I hope that through this experience we can grow in greater awareness of Dyslexia—whether it affects us personally in our own family or perhaps in our circle of friends or school community.

Dyslexia is not a disease to have and to be cured of, but a way of thinking and learning. Often it’s a gifted mind waiting to be found and taught.
—Sam Sagmiller, Dyslexia My Life

1: Welcome

2: Scripture Sunday: Matthew 19:13-15

3: What is Dyslexia … And What is it Not?

4: Signs at Different Ages

5: Book Suggestions

6: Dyslexia: Facts vs. Myths

7: Quotable Friday

8: Saturday’s Saint: St. Joseph of Cupertino

9: Scripture Sunday: Philippians 3:14-16

10: Tutoring: Orton-Gillingham & More

11: Applying Tutoring Methods at Home

12: Let’s Play a Game

13: Sharing Our Story at CatholicMom.com

14: Quotable Friday

15: Saturday’s Saint: St. Joan of Arc (& a Giveaway)

16: Perseverance

17: How Dyslexia Softened My Heart

18: Links You’ll Love

19: Finding a Hero For Your Child

20: Fun & Educational Apps

21: Quotable Friday

22: Saturday’s Saint: St. John Vianney

23: Scripture Sunday: Romans 12:2

24: Accommodations in School

25: Dyslexia is a Family Journey

26: More Book Suggestions

27: Finding Hope in Dyslexia

28: Quotable Friday

29: Saturday’s Saint: St. Bernadette Soubirous

30: Scripture Sunday: Galatians 6:9

31: Dyslexia: Trick or Treat?