Dreams of Life

Dreams of Life

      When I was a child my foundation was my mother. I’m sure I’m not the only one. She worked hard long hours to support herself and her three children. She worked two sometimes even three shifts a day as a waitress. Her dream for me was to do better, to go to college and have a career. She was quite insistent on the subject. So I followed her dream and went to college. I studied and worked…

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Living With Fibromyalgia

Living With Fibromyalgia

How many of you have heard of Fibromyalgia? First time I heard of Fibromyalgia was a commercial the stated the condition was overactive nerves. Then I heard a mother of one of my son’s friend say she had Fibromyalgia. The only time I paid attention was when I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. When I was diagnosed my life was very chaotic and full of stress as I care for my mother suffering from cancer. I ached from head to toe,…

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Am I Crazy?

Am I Crazy?

My oldest son believe it or not is twenty years old and living on his own. He went to two colleges before realizing what he wanted to do with his future. During his short college experience he took a course that touched on the subject of psychology. I told him that I briefly minored in psychology and hated it. He asked, why I hated it and I said, that most of the topics reminded me of people and events in…

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New Staff Member

New Staff Member

Today was an interesting day at school. We finally got to meet the service dog that we have been fundraising for. The children call her Miss Maggie and she put on quite a performance during an assembly meant to introduce her to the children. I have to admit I was impressed. Miss Maggie is about one and a half years old and for most dogs a school full of children is scary. Miss Maggie stayed calm and showed the children…

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Schizophrenia in the Family

Schizophrenia in the Family

I try to write about something I have some experience with, But somethings I have difficulty with myself. Mental illness is one of my tender subjects. Please be aware that I am not an expert and this post is my experiences and point of view. I’m the oldest of three children. I have a sister and a brother. There is two years between my sister and I and seven years between myself and my brother. As the oldest of a…

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Why Teach?

Why Teach?

     Know child left behind is an act signed in 2001 the makes an effort to reform education for the children struggling to learn in a world of poverty. Their progress is measured heavily on the standardized test. Standardized testing is controversial for many reasons, each child learns differently and at different paces. Life has so many variables that affect their learning. Some children get ill and fall behind, some need extra time to achieve and  understanding of concepts….

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Nature / Nurture ?

Nature / Nurture ?

Hello Everyone                                                                                    Many of us have siblings, and cousin. Many of us have a tarnished childhood. Factors like drug abuse, alcoholism, mental illness and significant partners all is part in the life of many people.These factors leads to the…

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How Was You Long Weekend?

How Was You Long Weekend?

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, How was your extended weekend? I had a relaxing weekend because I spent most of it home with my son. I remember quiet days, sitting in the living room with my mom. We talked some but is was mostly a silent presence, we kept each other company in silence. We could sit for entire afternoons. Well it seems that my son Ian and I are developing something similar. We discovered Netflix and watched it together, with…

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Abbie

Abbie

Everyone likes a positive animal story. Here’s just one of the many in my home. Abbie is my mother’s cocker spaniel. When we got Abbie, my mom lived with me while she battled cancer and Abbie helped with the loneliness while I worked. Abbie was and is adorable, we all fell in love immediately. Boy did she grow and was spoiled. She could do no wrong on mom’s eyes. which were clearly covered because Abbie ate everything! I know this…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hello World I want to wish everyone a joyful Happy New Year!! Weather sitting at home or celebrating with friends, say goodbye 2016, hello 2017. Here’s to a bright fresh New Year!!                Enjoy and be safe.. Shelley Eckert