“Reach Higher”

Lisa:  Sophie and I are very grateful to the organizers of Leadership Geauga for allowing us to speak at last month’s Human Services Day seminar.  Our presentation entitled “Reach Higher,” was a chronicle of the family’s journey with Sophie and our quest to help her reach her full potential.  Sophie...

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“Have No Fear”

Lisa:  After all these years of pushing to further Sophie’s development, even I sometimes find myself imposing limitations on her.  Parents of special needs children, have you ever found yourselves stuck in the status quo because it’s comfortable?  I believe we subconsciously allow ourselves to remain stuck because we fear failure.  Fear...

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“Chef Sophie: Shrimp with Pomegranate Sauce”

  Lisa: Here is one of the many recipes from Chef Sophie’s repertoire: Shrimp with Pomegranate Sauce Ingredients 8 medium-sized shrimp 1 small onion, diced coconut oil salt, lemon pepper, paprika to taste 1 tsp freshly grated ginger drizzle of pomegranate molasses juice from one lemon Directions Sauté the onions in...

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Video: Brain Drain or Mind Find

Lisa:  When I was younger, my parents would get upset with me for watching too much TV.  However, my “excessive” habit doesn’t even compare to the video/handheld device addiction of today’s youth!  Is all video bad?  Absolutely not.  In fact, if strictly limited and utilized in the correct way, video...

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“Pure, Clean Living: One Piece of the Puzzle”

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Lisa:  My family and I have been searching for ways to live healthier, less toxic lives.  Thus our efforts to grow our own organic food (see previous posts about Sophie’s vegetable garden), cook from scratch, and exercise regularly.  I have also been researching levels of toxins in the average American household,...

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“Blessed”

    Lisa:  One thing I love about homeschooling is that we can customize our day based on Sophie’s priorities.  In our home, our spiritual growth is top priority.  Today, our bible lesson is about Matthew 5:1-11.  For those who don’t recognize the passage, it’s “The Sermon on the Mount.”...

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“Ask Sophie”

  Lisa:  Hi everyone!  For those who are not familiar with what is going on in our household, Sophie’s grandmother (Tata Najla) unfortunately fell and broke her hip.  As such, the last couple of months have been a blur, and we have not made much time to blog.  Well, no...

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“Dignified Speech”

Sophie:  Hi everyone.  I just love my blog. This post is about how I need to use Dignified Speech. Bob and Ellen say I am highly capable.  Please read this. Lisa:  Ever since I started homeschooling Sophie, I’ve mandated a household rule that we call  “dignified speech.”  What does that...

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