Anxiety and Back to School with Dyslexia

I see the cute pictures and memes from other moms. You know, the moms of kids for whom reading so easily comes. They post funny happy memes of partying while the school bus pulls away, and videos of buying teachers anything they want if they will just take our kids for a few hours a … Continue reading Anxiety and Back to School with Dyslexia

Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has Dyslexia

I am terrified and second guessing myself. But like so many other times on my journey as a parent my gut is telling me this is the right thing to do. So, I inhale deeply, and slowly exhale. Look at my husband (a teacher) and mother (a special education teacher) by my side, and walk … Continue reading Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has Dyslexia

To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …

As I'm scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I see your photos. I feel your pride. And I'm a little bit jealous ....just a little ... "Johnny is in ALL honors classes this year!"  "Sally made the BETA Club!"  And the comments roll in under: "Of course! I knew she would! YOU are a GREAT Mom!"  … Continue reading To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …

Can we chill with the “rigor” already?

College and career ready. Rigor. Test Scores. Proficient. Above Grade Level. Honors. As a 2017 mom, these words have been buzzing in my ear since my kid was in pre-k. "He better be reading by kindergarten or he'll be behind! Get him in pre-school! Get him in tutoring! Make sure he's well-rounded with sports or … Continue reading Can we chill with the “rigor” already?

Embracing Nemo: Dyslexia and the lessons I learned from Marlin

I first watched Finding Nemo before I had kids. I understood the story for the most part but rewatching today as a dyslexia mom gave me a totally new perspective and appreciation of Marlin. My heart breaks for him. I cry for him. And I learn with him. Like Nemo can swim, my son can … Continue reading Embracing Nemo: Dyslexia and the lessons I learned from Marlin