The Christmas Card That Wasn’t

Well, I got as far as taking the family photo that was supposed to grace the Corkum Family Christmas Card for 2014. Gone are the days of creative overlays and folds. Apparently, also gone are the days of just slapping a photo on a pre-designed card and popping them in the mail ....more

When the honeymoon is over

“Mom,” I sobbed over the sounds of something sturdy hitting the bathroom door over and over again....more

Tips for eating grain-free

Make it more about what you can eat, than what you can’t. Just like that parenting philosophy that says focus on the positive spin (e.g., “Please walk” vs. “Don’t run”), the same principle applies here ....more

Weekend Reading | Dec. 19

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate…and get you through the holiday season. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. Twas the Night Before Christmas, TBRI® Style ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town Worn out adoptive parents felt like they might drown ....more

Laughably Bizarre

This is how laughably bizarre my life can be these days started our morning with a 7 year old child well regulated, ready for school, almost walking out the door. He had a melt down and threatened to destroy one of our baby gates ....more

{Giveaway} Wonderful Winter Wellness

Tis the season for gift giving and a bunch of us “Oily” gals got together to bless the socks off 5 lucky winners during our Wonderful Winter Wellness Giveaway! Were getting into the spirit of the season…it may be cold and frightful outside, but its warm and delightful inside with our 5 Wonderful Wellness inspired gifts. ...more

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 11 and 12

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan...more

Weekend Reading | Dec. 12

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. Top Ten Most Ridiculous Comments Heard at an IEP Meeting In my job as a special education advocate, and my other job as a parent of a child with special needs, I have been involved in too many Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings to count ....more