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Michelle Tucker

Christmas gift ideasLifestyle

Non-Toy Gift Ideas

If you are anything like us, you probably feel like your home is busting at the seams with toys. We seriously have toys hidden in every nook and cranny of our house.  About twice a year we do go through the toys and try to donate the ones that the…
Michelle Tucker
November 14, 2019
Holiday decorLifestyle

Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Tis’ the season to be jolly, right?  At least that is what the song says.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love the holiday season.  I usually start counting down the days ‘til Christmas in September.  I love the decorating. I love the shopping. I love the traditions and spending time with family and friends.  I…
Michelle Tucker
November 5, 2019
DonutsLifestyle

Sunday Morning Donuts

A favorite morning treat our family loves making together is homemade donuts.  They are a fun, easy, and sweet way to start the day.  To be honest, our recipe isn't 100 percent homemade.  We actually use a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits instead of making our own dough, but our…
Michelle Tucker
November 3, 2019
DyslexiaAdvocacy

Dyslexia: What Has Helped Us

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.  Dyslexia is one of the most common language-based learning disabilities, and it is estimated that 5-10% of the population have dyslexia. Both of my children are dyslexic, and I have spent many nights researching it to understand what it is and how it changes the way…
Michelle Tucker
October 18, 2019
sunflowersLifestyle

Our Fall Favorites

We love Autumn! I mean who doesn’t, with things like warm apple cider, beautiful colored leaves, and cooler cozy evenings, what’s not to love?  There are so many fun things to do during fall, it's sometimes hard to fit them all in-- but somehow we always do.   Below I have…
Michelle Tucker
October 6, 2019
IEP Meeting TipsAdvocacy

Tips for Surviving an IEP Meeting

Now that the school year has begun, we already have a couple IEP meetings scheduled to make sure the kids are on track.  For those of you who don’t know what an IEP meeting is, first off that’s awesome because you are not having to deal with them. Second, IEP…
Michelle Tucker
September 15, 2019
AdvocacyFeatured

Our Dyslexic Journey

I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as we’ve had. I want to share our experience, so maybe someone starting this journey will be made aware of some of the things I wish I learned earlier.  When…
Michelle Tucker
July 19, 2019
Lifestyle

Chunky Gazpacho

Fresh garden vegetables are one of my favorite things about summertime.  Nothing beats the taste of a ripe tomato straight from the garden. Gazpacho is one of my favorite dishes to make with my fresh veggies.  It's a Spanish style raw tomato soup that is served cold.   Each summer my…
Michelle Tucker
July 8, 2019