Thank you all for being patient while I am/was on semi-hiatus, and for not asking why.

I’m not “back” yet in terms of committing fully to my regular posting schedule again, but I am “back” at home after a week away and ready to get back to it … after I catch up on my sleep.

I’ll be back on Thursday with more details about our “break” (enough quotes yet? yes? good), but in the meantime here’s a photo teaser for you. :)

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 See you back here on Thursday!

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Yep, it’s Friday. Nope, this post isn’t my regular Snippets. I’m still on semi-hiatus (i.e., not my regular posting schedule) for a little longer, but I came across something this morning that I want you to read. Go read it now.

Inclusion isn’t just a box to check, an IEP form to complete, or a carefully structured hiring strategy. Inclusion is about considering the impact of an organization’s actions on others. I appreciate that, on a practical level, not every condition can be accommodated in every instance, and sometimes the needs of the majority have to take precedence, but there’s no reason to think that’s what happened in this case.

Sammi may be fine with how the day plays out – she may even enjoy the fact that she has a hat AND crazy hair. But as a mom of two kids who are always swimming upstream, I know that if Sammi was my child, I would be heartbroken…and even more so because it’s unlikely that anyone else could see it.

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Sisters and #BadgerBall

April 7, 2014

Although Sarah Kate was the one who made the decision not to play softball this spring, it was bittersweet for her. The chance to throw out the first pitch for her old league helped; I thought attending a real college softball game might cheer her up a little more. Enter the Spring Hill Lady Badgers. […]

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Seven Snippets: An Announcement, #WhyIRunDisney, and an X-Ray of Rapunzel’s Hand

April 3, 2014

— 1 — Yep, I know it’s not Friday, the regular Snippets day. But I’m taking a sorta-kinda break from blogging for the next few weeks to regroup, recharge, and tackle some upcoming challenges. I’ll still be around here and there, but not necessarily on my typical Tuesday-Thursday-Snippets-SunBeams schedule. — 2 — Nathan has picked […]

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In the Balance

April 1, 2014

I stand frozen, struggling to decide whether to continue moving forward along my metaphorical balance beam or to choose to jump off to the right or to the left. To my right, there is laughter; to my left there are tears. I have felt this way at other times in my life – most, but […]

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Sun-Beams: March 30, 2014

March 30, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Loving Louise - A beautiful vignette into a family’s belief in their daughter This […]

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Zero Snippets

March 28, 2014

Seven Zero Snippets today – sometimes you’ve just gotta know when to throw in the towel and say, “Enough!” I had a minor surgical procedure on Tuesday that went (mostly) okay, but then a horrendous stomach bug made its way through all four human family members – started with Nathan, then moved to me, then […]

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Disney Magic … in Mayberry!

March 24, 2014

Since it’s already been established that Sarah Kate is the Most Awesome Kid in the World, the next logical step would be to ask her, “What are you gonna do now that you’re the Most Awesome Kid in the World?” but since she became the Most Awesome Kid while at Walt Disney World, the answer […]

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Sun-Beams: March 23, 2014

March 23, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. People With Disabilities Impetus For New Teaching Hotel - If I ever have a […]

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Seven Snippets: Fire Ants, Alligators, and runDisney Comes to Town

March 21, 2014

— 1 — It’s not the cold, it’s the humidity. Sarah Kate and I thought we might freeze in Minnesota – every time we left the hotel we looked like we were headed to the frozen tundra when everyone else was wearing jackets. But by the time Tuesday rolled around, we were over it. We […]

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