Celebrate: Christmas #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to look for the positives in my week. It’s been a busy week here. Lots of cooking, baking, wrapping, unwrapping, reading, and plenty of challenging behaviors. There’s something about a holiday that brings out all the anxiety and stress in traumatized kids.…

Books I Got For Christmas

I am not sure my mother was quite prepared for the length of my Christmas book wish list, but she gamely and generously ordered all of them. Even though I knew what all of the books were, it was still very exciting to open all of them yesterday. Now I have piles of wonderful new…