Grassroots support for Awesomism

When I was thinking about what I wanted to write for my next blog, many ideas popped into my head. One of the struggles is to make sure my topic means something to others, not just myself. Having a grassroots background, I know finding that commonality among others is important. I truly believe that if a blog even touches just one family, I consider it a success. I know first hand the ups and downs of living day by day with Awesomism, and sometimes just a kind word can help! I have had my share of days where I just wanted, needed advice, a shoulder etc…from another Awesomism Parent who had been through what I was going through. Continue reading

How Closed Caption made my life easier!

One Issue so many fellow Awesomism families ask me is “how did you get Peyton to read so well?” ¬†When I answer them I get responses that vary from ‘WOW!’ to ‘hmmm need to try that’….mixed with skepticism.

Let me start from the beginning. When I realized Peyton was going to encounter reading issues that I had not dealt with my older 3 before, I¬†approached it the standard way. I went out and bought just about everything I could get my hands on, from Leap Frog to books that had the letter buttons. None of these worked. I remember sitting at the kitchen table with him and both of us were in tears because he just couldn’t get “the reading thing” down. My older kids would step in and try as well, yet nothing seemed to work. I even tried singing books to him thinking it maybe would help to have a rhythm attached to the words. I was about ready to give up, Then the most amazing thing happened, Peyton figured it out for himself. He did something that was so simple yet no one I spoke with had suggested…….he turned on closed captioning on the TV, Continue reading