After reading an online research-brief about the benefits of teaching children Fingerspelling alongside a visual form of communication, I was compelled to share the information with a number of friends and relatives who have often asked me about baby signing. Their intrigue and questions that followed were so enthusiastic and gave me the idea that […]Read More How ASL Fingerspelling Could Be A Key Ingredient For Improved Literacy and Pre-Auditory Communication.
He’s a heartstring serenade a harp on a grand opry stage flittering and fluttering under calloused rage Dipped in chocolate he rots in the core the first taste so sweet the starving crave more He’s the dark side of the moon crescent crescendo midnight rush Lights the match, burns the city and doesn’t care too much […]Read More He
Messy sheets from dream space, Sunbeams instead of alarm clocks, and Cheesecake with your coffee for breakfast. It’s a beautiful day to be happy and thankful. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17).Read More Happiness is… (1/31 days of Happiness)
The Blue Bear stood across the channel on a bank of stone and sand he stood on two hind quarters his growl was loud and grand I heard the faintest shiver in the waving pines on shore the warning of an evening chill sounded by his roar Ghosts haunt his land time ticks in his muddy […]Read More Blue Bear
When I preface my post by saying I live the DC suburbia life, don’t be fooled- I rarely make it into the city. Other than the occasional Capitals Hockey game, or airport-pickup/dropoff, I am not a big-city dweller. That’s why when a good friend of mine made her way up to Maryland, we wanted to both experience […]Read More Duo Does DC
Another manic movementa storm settles inthunder in a quiet whisperthe loud ring of a dropped pin Dust in clouds above the earthIt’s about time we lose our way.My chaos grows with stillnessa gentle build-up of all I have to say. And I won’t apologize for the crazyI won’t say sorry for the tearsYou want a life […]Read More Apologies
Sometimes we just need a friendly reminder from our neighborhood Cheshire Cat… When things get a little crazy and we feel a little bonkers, remember…… We’re all a little Mad here.Read More And we’re all a little Mad….
A sip of something sweet on the front porch rocking chair summer sits patiently behind the dew I wrap my fingers in last night’s damp hair A car whizzes past- in a hurry, in a hurry a butterfly floats in the shade Another sip of coffee in his T-shirt The songs of morning birds fade I think […]Read More Sunday Morning
It’s Hump Day! Cue groans from all close friends named Mike… Today is a great day because it’s the first of July, the weather here is absolutely GORGEOUS *Hello 66 degrees, sunny, and no humidity in July!* and there are so many reasons to be happy! I woke up with my little snuggle bug this […]Read More Happy Hump Day Declarations!