Ever been to therapy? If you’re considering it, but you’re feeling anxious about it or you aren’t sure what to expect, Andrea has a really helpful list of the 10 Things to Know Before Your First Therapy Appointment.
I got to know Jim a few years back through some work I was doing. Funny guy, great blogger, easy to work with. His wife passed away a couple weeks ago and this post about Always and Forever really got to me.
I wanted to stand up and cheer for Jennifer’s daughter, who stood up for herself during state testing, when she wasn’t getting the accommodations she thought she was going to get. I hope my kids would stand up for themselves like that and not just go along with whatever they are being told without questioning. Read what happened in That’s My Girl.
When I was at home with my first newborn, I was so lonely. And tired and cranky and sad and really, really tired(yes, I need to say that again). I loved my son and getting to be a mom, but it wasn’t easy. Julia talks about this in Keep It Real.
Since my 10 year old loves to run… but I don’t, not even a little bit, and sometimes it makes me feel bad because I’d like to be able to support him by running more races with him, Elaine’s post about 7 Lessons My 10 Year Old Taught Me about Running hit home for me.
Staying in the sports category, Galit wrote about a topic we often don’t talk about, which is When It’s Time to Try a New Sport. And not just because your child has a new interest, but because the one they are currently playing isn’t the right fit, when they’re past that cute every kid is digging in the dirt so don’t worry about it stage and to the one where they should be getting better and they just aren’t… how do you know when it’s time to move on? She has some great insights.
April is Autism Awareness Month and there’s so much talk about Autism Acceptance instead that I’ll admit to sometimes worrying what anyone would think when I confess that I wish things were easier for my son. I love him… but what’s wrong with wishing he had an easier road? Lisa explains this beautifully in It’s Okay to Wish.