Six word story: Courageous

This week’s self reflection comes from spending a lot of time working up the courage to put my ideas out there for the Internet archives to remember forever. I’ve been asking myself why do I put so much weight on sharing these big ideas for change. I’ve outlined in my head all my reasons forContinue reading “Six word story: Courageous”

Fueling visible change with communications

As I continue to hone my goals for building out a little corner of the Internet here, I debate about how much people want to hear me think out loud. Regardless of how that shakes out, I do believe my purpose is to help parents, and professionals in this space, develop their communication skills. IContinue reading “Fueling visible change with communications”

Listening, a step to finding my true parent advocacy voice

Effective relationships look different in the corporate world compared to personal relationships. However, neither of those fit this space where we live as special needs parents. Which leaves this really unique, gaping hole for those of us who have to be very personal, but on a professional playing field — with teachers and therapists and doctors and child life specialists.

Becoming a better listener through modeling AAC

January and February are all about me focusing on being more present in my life, and for my children. Being present includes listening. That is not just listening with our ears, it’s with our eyes, too. So here’s an AHA! Moment. She is listening. Our little Doodlebug is always listening. Of course she is. ButContinue reading “Becoming a better listener through modeling AAC”

Parents as partners, Thankful to be part of the solution

Originally posted on Mickie’s Miracles. I am full of reflection this time of year. On the heels of Epilepsy Awareness Month, while we approach a new year, I am grateful for three years of seizure freedom for my baby girl. I am grateful to a team of doctors, nurses, epileptologists, and neurosurgeons, and a dedicated EpilepsyContinue reading “Parents as partners, Thankful to be part of the solution”