How did this happen? How did summer end and school begin without my permission? Granted I have more freedom because I homeschool. But because I homeschool I’m also more frantic! I need a homeschool 911. You know someone I could call to write my lesson plans and figure out the schedule. I’m willing to teach the… Read More School – AGAIN??!!
We’ve all had the days when we get up late, can’t find the car keys, spill coffee after slamming on the brakes for the car in front of us and wind up 15 minutes late to work stressed out. That’s every day for a kid with sensory issues. Add changing schools or classes to that… Read More Joan Zone: Your student’s map to success
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A few years ago comedian Chris Rock did a bit on his show titled, “How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police.” Though it has foul language so parental guidance is suggested, it is a humorous yet honest look at how to avoid a confrontation with the police. Unfortunately, the majority of police… Read More Teach Your Child How To Behave With Police
You know those girls who all they ever wanted to be was a mommy? They talked about it, dreamed about it, babysat every kid in town and just never got enough of all things baby-related? They were so cute and adorable. Yeah, I wasn’t one of them. So, how did I wind up parenting five… Read More The Joan Zone: Motherhood better with more
I cannot begin this post without first expressing my deepest condolences to the victims in Orlando. Our focus should be on praying for and finding ways to support and encourage victims of senseless crimes, rather than pushing political agendas. But considering the agendas are already flying and this is a presidential election year, I feel compelled… Read More Crosshairs of Change
It hardly seems possible, but it has been ten years since I had my first publication on a national level. It was also the first time I opened myself up, allowing readers a front-row seat to witness the raw emotions of learning to parent a special needs child. American Life League’s magazine Celebrate Life, took… Read More I’m DJ’s mommy: How a special needs child saved me | CL Magazine
Have you ever considered the sensory benefits presented by the Kentucky Derby? A well-rounded sensory diet has been touted as one of the great hallmarks to proper childhood development and education. With minimal effort and even less cost, you can create a fun-filled, sensory balanced day for you and your kiddo. Whether your child is typical in… Read More Kentucky Derby Run For The Noses
Today I saw a video of you shamelessly mocking a kid on the autism spectrum. I am the mother of two special needs sons one of which who is on the spectrum. I am also the founder of P3 an online support group for parents with special needs kids. I say this to let you… Read More Open Letter To 50 Cent
Maybe it’s because my most tumultuous years were spent in the 80’s. Maybe it’s because my friend and I sang little blue Chevette instead of Little Red Corvette because that’s what she drove. Or perhaps it’s the fact that When Doves Cry perfectly described an abusive relationship I was in. Or maybe it’s because I feel that… Read More What Prince Wants Us To Talk About