5 Ways to Make Sure We Still Connect

It’s a typical Friday night, my husband and I decided for date night we would go to a local restaurant, relax a bit and have dinner.  Sometimes around our house,  talking about anything other than day-to-day tasks seems impossible, we like to go out, just focus on each other a bit and have a nice dinner....more

How to Go With the Flow in Conversation

"A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart."-Antoine de Saint-ExuperyThroughout the holiday season - a period of peak banter - I chatted it up with friends and family, but I also observed and experimented.You see, a couple months ago, during a professional development workshop at my school, our instructional coach presented on teaching c...more

She's Making Me Dizzy!

 My head is spinning. Like a whirlpool, it never ends… No, I didn’t just twirl around and around in circles, or get off a killer rollercoaster. It’s my daughter. She’s a whirlwind....more

Small Talk...it's Big.

My sister who is closest to me in age is profoundly retarded. Maria has a rare chromosome disorder called Seckel syndrome. Maria is very short and hyperactive. She constantly walks around pill rolling her fingers and making shrieking sounds. ...more