I’m a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) of fraternal twin boys, married for 12 years, and I’m going to graduate school to get two Master’s in Education degrees (one in special education- learning disabilities endorsement; the other as a reading specialist). You could say that life is a little chaotic (well, okay, VERY chaotic).
I love bears, hence the “bear” in my name “BearTwinsMom”. I have a huge collection of wildlife bears and teddy bears. I also love to do crafts (scrapbooking, rubber stamping) whenever I get a spare moment (which is INCREDIBLY rare). I also like to read and write (it’s the English major in me).
I’m also very passionate about autism advocacy. One of my twin sons has Asperger’s Syndrome. I’m involved in an online discussion group for autism, and subscribe to many autism-related e-newsletters. I am a member of our local intermediate school district’s special education Parent Advisory Committee as a representative for my sons’ school district. I’m also on the education committee with the school board. Plus, I volunteer to help for a lot of things. (LOL) I may be a “stay-at-home-mom”, but I’ve been very active in the education community for all the time that I’ve been home.
I’m certified as a secondary education teacher- English, Spanish, and Bilingual Education. After I finish my Masters degrees, I’ll be certified K-12 special education, as well as K-12 reading. My hope is to use the reading and special ed. together in some way after I graduate.
I have become a bit of a politics junkie since I was a student in undergraduate school. I love to keep up to date on current events, study history, and stay politically active. I am a member of Smart Girl Politics, which is a grassroots conservative women’s movement (we have ‘smart guys’ in our group, too!). I’m the outreach leader for special needs families.
I also dwell amongst the valleys and peaks of depression. I’ve had bouts of depression ever since I was a teenager, possibly even younger than that. I have an “impressive” home pharmacy to prove it. 😉
My hope for this blog is to keep myself sane, keep my friends and family updated, and hopefully educate some about what it’s like to be a mom of a special needs child.
On some of my friends’ blogs (see “Blogs I Like to Read”, “Friends Blogs” or “My Mental Health Buddies”) you might see “BTM”- that’s me- BearTwinsMom. Sometimes I might even use that abbreviation just to make things easier. 🙂
I was blessed by a dear friend, Christina, who designed an awesome blog badge for me. If you are interested in participating in a link exchange with me, or hosting my badge on your blog/site, here’s the code for you. Please let me know where my bears are going so I can reciprocate the link-love!
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