Teachable moments

Teachable Moments Last night was the fourth of July.  Not just any fourth of July, though.  It was the one in the year 2020.  Coronavirus has held the entire world hostage.  The city where I live is currently ordering a “stay at home” mandate. We Hays’ usually gather with lots of friends and family, set up …

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7. Enjoying Life!

Enjoy life. Stay in the moment. Get connected. Love the ones you have.

Episode 7 of Season 1 So many of my best childhood memories come from my grandma. She really had a handle on enjoying life and staying in the moment. Now that I am grown, I wish my grandma was still around.  I would love to ask her how she managed to do it all and …

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6. Learning and growing

Learn & Grow Parenting a special needs child can be overwhelming at times.  There is so much to learn and so much to do!  It’s hard to wrap your mind around what is most important where to begin (or continue) learning.  In this episode I want to share some useful tips on how to organize …

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5. You can

You can do hard things You can! One of the biggest influencers in your potential is your mindset.    You have to make up your mind and deicide that you can do hard things.  You can! I want to encourage you by sharing some of my personal victories and triumphs.  You can decide that you …

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4. Believe and hope

Believe your child can. Parenting a child with special needs can be discouraging t times. Today, I want to inspire you to keep believing. Decide to be resilient.  Don’t let setbacks knock you down. You have to activate your hope and faith for your child! I’m here to talk to you about ways that you …

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A second chance at speaking

A second chance at speech 90° (farenheit)  is hot! I had spent hours running around with the kids at Morgan’s Inspiration Island, a special needs themed waterpark.  Hot and exhausted,  I sat down to drink some water.  That’s when Landon (not his real name) walked up to me. I remembered him from two years back, …

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Best Teacher Ever

best. teacher. EVER. “Are there any questions?”   Mr. Osborne sat confidently on top of his desk, overlooking his new 5th grade class.  He was sporting a bushy mustache that connected to his sideburns. His bald head reflected the fluorescent lights.   I was confused.    Only a few months earlier, I was living in …

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