Dr. Margarita Machado-Casas put into one sentence, what I've been trying to say for the past 6 years.
So you’ve gone and done your Special Education Evaluation with your school district and you wait. It may feel like forever, I know but soon you will have your ARD meeting (ARD = Admission, Review, Dismissal) where you’ll review the options for your child within the special education system. After the evaluation, the school district … Continue reading Maximus The Great: 3 things you should before your first ARD
It's the day after and the stirring silence from friends and family is an indicator of the fear leftover from election night. But I have to put that away right now. Because my son needs me. I want to rant and rave and be pissed then take a deep breath and say ok, I'm moving … Continue reading The day after, I had bigger fish to fry.
My forehead laid against the top of the steering wheel and it hurt as pressed up and down between my sobs. I hadn’t cried this hard in a while. I was defeated. My son’s meltdown kicked my ass. I spent hours picking apart what I’d wear and did my makeup with extra precision so I … Continue reading When meltdowns invade your marriage.
He’s three. He’s had three birthday parties. Three Christmases. Three Easter holidays. He’s three and has had double as many assessments than birthdays, holidays, and years on this earth. They started when he first failed a milestone survey at 2 and half and his Early Head Start teacher asked me to meet with ECI. At that … Continue reading Maximus The Great: It’s Official.
While I am half Mexican, half Polish, I was raised by some incredibly vivacious Latinas. And despite the fact that I do not speak Spanish (yes I know it’s a travesty, but I did take Spanish class every year from elementary through my sophomore year of college if that counts for anything) I grew up … Continue reading Navigating the Pressures of Traditional Esposa Expectations
Dear Esposa Janeli, On the heels of our one year anniversary of working together on the The Esposa Experience I felt like I needed to let you know a few cosas. I love you boo! Happy One Year Anniversary! As an esposa and mama it can be incredibly difficult to find friends who you have … Continue reading Happy Anniversary Esposa! – A letter to my Esposa Janeli
Let us know what loved, hated or a confesison you have about your boda! Or if you're an Esposa/o to be, whats your fantasy wedding? We wanna share our event tips and tricks for your best day ever, and how you can redeem yourself form what might have been a trajesty of a day.
Jake and I are blessed with a great group of young friends….they keep us young ( I feel so old saying that). They often give us sweet compliments like “y’all are #goals!”, or “I love your relationship” and I must admit, it love it too. We’re proud of it, it took work for us to … Continue reading The ingredient every Esposa needs in her marriage.
Autism. It’s a word we read about, hear about and might even see if we happen to have a family member, or friend who has a child on the autism spectrum. While I’ve read about it, seen it and listened about it from the perspective of families who have an autistic child, I’ve never read … Continue reading From an Amiga’s Perspective.