Blue: A Color Poem by M

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Blue by M

Blue is water crashing in the wind at the beach.

It is the smell of blueberries ripening in the sun.

Blue is my seat sack sitting on my chair at school.

It is the feel of water on my cold bare feet.

Blue is the delicious taste of my fruit snacks during snack time.

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(*typed by M during keyboarding at school)

MSCSL is a Circle of Moms Top 25 Most Inspiring Families Blog

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Today’s gift:   the hot-off-the-press news that My So-Called Sensory Life is a Circle of Moms Top 25 Most Inspiring Families blog!

Thank you for the votes and for inspiring me to keep blogging.   I’ll wear the #22 honor proudly!

And The Winner Is…

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Today’s gift: having friends, family, fans nominate my blog on! Wow!  I humbly and gratefully accept your nominations, your kind words, and all of your support.

If my daily gifts become the impetus for even one reader to find his or her own gifts each day, then I have helped a family feel connected and hopeful.

A fan wrote this,

My friend’s fab blog My So-Called Sensory Life is on Babble’s long list of Best Mom Blogs…Read her blog because every post is wise and funny and touching.

If you want to join the fun, use this link below (then scroll through the blogs alphabetically until you find My So Called Sensory Life — I was nominated twice so add your vote to the one with the most likes please):

I love being liked!

Thank you for reading, following, and of course, unwrapping.

Inspiring Educators and People (I.E.P.)

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

This morning we had M’s annual IEP meeting at school.  Many of my readers will know that IEP = Individualized Education Plan and that basically it is how the school deals with M’s special needs and accommodations.

I like to think of the IEP as a group of some of the most “Inspiring Educators and People” in our lives.

Many families dread the annual IEP meeting — it’s usually two hours (in a tiny and hot room!), filled with discussion, dissection, lots of note-taking and oftentimes tedious paperwork. Our experience could not be more different from the stereotype.  Instead, we look forward to the meeting and actually enjoy it.  It’s our chance to gather Team M in one  room and to hear from the folks that spend 7 hours a day, 5 days a week with our son.  Most parents would trade places with us (well, for at least a day!) to get this kind of attention for their son or daughter.

From our principal to our regular ed teacher (and everyone in between), we are surrounded by passionate, dedicated, caring, smart, insightful, motivated educators all with the best interest of M as their first priority.  Team M rallies for our son each and every day — to sit alongside these individuals at one table and have the opportunity to focus on M’s needs and goals is a privilege and an education.

As parents of a child with special needs, we live the “it takes a village” reality.   And we couldn’t imagine better villagers to surround our son.