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School IEP’S & 504 Plans

School IEP’S & 504 Plans

Does your child have an IEP or 504 plan at school? Two of my girls do. The middle school is great with working around my schedule and setting up the meeting date and time. The elementary school is the complete opposite. My daughter’s IEP was done at the end of January 2017, making her next meeting due by the end of January of this year. Her school officials that organize the meeting want to re-due the meeting in September 2017….

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Santa Replies!

Santa Replies!

Dear Melanie,   You get into an awful lot of stuff, but you’ve definitely been a very good girl this year. I see you helping grandma, mommy, and Sara around the house with all your cleaning. I even saw you sweeping today. You are an excellent little helper, and I think my elves just might have some good stuff for you this year I saw that nasty fall you took. It seems like you’ve had a rough month! I don’t…

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Kids 2017 Letters to Santa

Kids 2017 Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,   I want and something to jump on this year, because i really like to jump. Maybe a . I’d also like my two front teeth this year. I tried to be a good girl this year.   Love, Melanie       Dear Santa,   Is Rudolph’s nose still working? I know I have been bad this year, but I’ve changed my behavior a few times, so if you want to give me coal for Christmas, you…

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I haven’t written to you in many years.  Just because I haven’t written, does not mean that I no longer believe in you.  I do believe. My two older daughters wrote to you back in 2008.  It was probably the most important letter to you that they have ever written.  we, as a family, had a rough year.  It was a difficult holiday season with the loss of Arianna and Amberly still being in the NICU. The girls…

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Melanie Goes to Church

Melanie Goes to Church

When we lived in Connecticut, we belonged to the United Methodist Church in our home town. When we moved to Pennsylvania life was hectic and we were unable to attend services. It’s hard when you work weekends. Things have calmed down a smudge. I took the three younger girls and Grandma to church this past Sunday morning. I was a bit nervous bringing a toddler to church. I did not know how she would behave as it was her first…

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Spider Cookies

Spider Cookies

  I saw this while scrolling through Pinterest and the kids wanted to try it.   Theirs look much better than ours, but the kids had fun and enjoyed eating them too.

The Middle Sister

The Middle Sister

Anyone who has younger siblings things it’s hard to be the oldest.   They feel that their younger siblings get away with everything and get whatever they want.  It’s also not fair that they have to babysit them as well. Anyone who is the youngest feels they have it the hardest.  They never get to do what their older siblings get to do.  It’s just not fair.  I too am the youngest.  I have five older siblings.  I felt that if…

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“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

I would wake up at 5:30 am during the week when I would have to go to work.  I would also wake up my kindergartner at that time so she can eat breakfast, get ready for school and so I can drop her off at a friends house who then gets her on the school bus, with their son who is the same age. On this particular day in 2014, the kindergarten class took a class trip to the Roba’s…

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SURPRISE!!!

SURPRISE!!!

You know that moment when you think that you are done having kids.  You say no more, we are all done.  And then one day you wake up and SURPRISE! there is another baby on the way.  Yeah, that was my husband and me last August. We kept our little surprise quiet for quite some time, due to m history of complicated pregnancies.  I was considered high risk right away, and had to be followed by a team of doctors….

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