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Anniversary #8 – My Journey with Thyroid Cancer

8 years.   That is how long it has been since I heard the diagnosis that I had Stage 3 thyroid cancer and received a total thyroidectomy with neck dissection.  Over 80 nodes removed from my thyroid and neck –  with 1/3 or more of them to be found riddled with papillary cancer. Thankfully, I […]

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A very special community gift for a very special teacher.

I don’t want to make this article about insurance issues in our country, but rather how a community has come together in less than five days to donate a serious “chunk of change” to get Ms. Monica Wood back on her feet again. They have given her not only financial help but the gift of their love and community spirit.

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Pearl Harbor – a #MustSee

It is hard to believe that the quiet port area of Oahu, known in Hawaiian as “Pu’uloa”or Pearl Harbor, was once the site of one of the most deadliest attacks ever to have occurred on this planet.

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Why Journaling and Creating Scrapbooks Could Result in GREAT Mental Health Benefits!

Journaling and creating Scrapbooks can have mental health benefits. Louise Sattler describes them and offers some creative ideas from Stickii Club. Includes a GIVEAWAY Contest (until August 18, 2018, Winner announced August 19, 2018 – randomly chosen).

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Home. Sweet. Home. For. Bayla. But. Not. For._______.

Bayla was given a ” home sweet home” as an immigrant. She was rescued from a less than ideal life on the streets and given a permanent home where she has survived and thrived.

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Traveling the Pacific Northwest: Alaska!

Louise Sattler chronicles her family trip to Alaska via a Princess cruise. Learn about glaciers, “must visit” places and where to see whales!

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Yes or No? A Sign Language Explanation – repost

Sign Language explanation about how to sign YES and NO. Photography examples offered, as well.

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Educator’s Sign Language Lesson Plans #2

Part 2 of summer / homeschool learning opportunities in sign language by Louise Sattler, of Signing Families.

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Sign Language Instructional Lesson for Educators #1

    Welcome to the Educators Lesson Plans for Signing Families! The first lesson in learning sign language is actually talking to your students about Deafness and why some people may “talk with their hands”. Great resources to set the groundwork for older students to talk about Deafness and Gallaudet.edu How to approach the topic of Deafness?  […]

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