ASL/SIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES

ASL is a beautiful language.I love it and enjoy being with Deaf friends  and using the language for chat, catching up on gossip, joking and having deep conversation that I cannot have with hearing people.  There is a constant conversation flow, many topics, laughter, all without voice.Perfect. There is something you should know about ASL....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com That is a good question.  When two people sign it is more than just moving ...more

Babies Don't Hate: How My Son Showed a Stranger Love

There are days (and nights) when I could happily give Piggle back to the circus he evidently came from -- the past 24 hours, being a perfect example of this, but then there are also those moments when he completely blows me out of the water. It’s times like that when I realize how amazing he is and how lucky I am to be his mommy. I’ve been teaching the boy sign language since day one....more
 @JennaHatfield And so is his mama! What a beautiful, beautiful story. Thank you. more

What's In A Name?

Oh, c'mon.  Seriously?  http://www.1011now.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7652612 Congratulations Grand Islands School District for protecting all those innocent children from "any instrument...that looks like a weapon," - including that little three year old's sign language name! Whew.. dodged that (nonexistent) bullet! But wait!! His name is "Hunter"!! Why - that implies the use of weapons!...more

Signing Time (giveaway)

There is a large sign-language training program in Tucson, Arizona. I know this because in the year that I lived in that town, people would practically pee in their pants when they saw my ginormous hearing aids. They'd start to sign furiously. They refused to talk to me unless I was looking directly at them. It was pretty annoying. ...more

trippity traipsing

trippity traipsing Helena recently posted this, and I think it's hilarious so I just have to re-post it. It's so nice sometimes to have a laugh at someone like Gwyneth Paltrow's expense. What comes out of her mouth has the power to amaze me... but not as much as what she writes....more

A Successful Thanksgiving?

It's Monday and I'm back to work.  The sky is nearly black outside my window.  The rain is pummeling the pavement.  Puddles are overtaking parking places.  But none of that matters.  Nothing can darken my spirit today.  I am filled with light.  I just spent four days at home with my boys. Yes, we ate homemade stuffing and green bean casserole.  Yes, we went shopping.  Yes, we raked leaves, decorated our blue spruce, made leftover turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce, broke the wishbone, made fires in the fireplace, baked ...more

Toddler Talk

Toddler Talk ...more

Honest and Juicy

The Gratitude Campaign No matter what your thoughts are on our foriegn policy or the war in Iraq, this is something easy and free we can all do for our men and women who serve in our military.  The Gratitude Campaign ...more