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Meredith Resnick, M.Ed, MA
New York City
Meredith Resnick M.Ed & MA is a Learning Specialist and Educational Consultant working with children with learning disabilities and learning differences and difficulties (and their families and schools) to help them succeed. At the same time, she helps them redefine success on an individualized basis. Meredith holds graduate degrees in both Regular and Special Education. Her experience as a classroom teacher, an educational administrator, a private tutor, an assessor and an educational consultant in a variety of settings including schools, non-profits, educational businesses and private practices have taught her that all children have the potential to succeed. She thoroughly believes in the inclusion movement (when done right) and that education should maintain a balance between technology and “old-fashioned” techniques and approaches. Meredith`s profession is inspired by her experience as a mother of three wonderful kids (ages 8, 5 and 4 years old) that teach her, guide her, frustrate her, move her, keep her sleep deprived and make her feel special. Above all, they help her understand the “parent perspective” which is a crucial element as she provides consulting services in person, in the NYC area, and by phone and e-mail across the country. A writer, a blogger and a seeker, she regularly updates two blogs: Labels not Limits explores learning issues and disabilities (http://www.labelsnotlimits.com); and A Mother Seeking is about the journey of motherhood and life with an eye on the pursuit of joy (http://www.amotherseeking.com).
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Meredith Resnick, M.Ed, MA is now following SpecialNeedsMom.com
Apr 25, 2013
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Today is the second anniversary of my dad's death. I am thinking a lot about him, as I always do. My grief, while still palpable and thick, is different now. I smile and laugh often when I think about him and cry far less frequently. In a moment of quiet... Continue reading
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Today is the second anniversary of my dad's death. I am thinking a lot about him, as I always do. My grief, while still palpable and thick, is different now. I smile and laugh often when I think about him and cry far less frequently. In a moment of quiet contemplation a few weeks ago, I asked myself what I miss most about my daddy. I first answered— his advice (he was such a great advice giver and I still rely on his words of wisdom) and his "I love you's" which were unique and sincere and full of genuine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
I really did disappear for a while, didn't I? Sorry about that. Although I love writing and find it is essential to my well being, my complicated life often gets in the way. I am trying to balance motherhood and my career and a doctoral program. And I love each element of my balancing act... So, there is nothing to give up or re-prioritize. In 2013, I'd like to find some more time to write. Not sure how I'll carve that out exactly, but it's a goal. Stick with me... We are back from an amazing vacation in Jamaica. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
I am excited because I am getting back on the Doctoral bandwagon. I officially began the program last week, and though I are just at the beginning, I know I have my work cut out for me. I am excited for the challenge though! Because I will be balancing being a mom and a wife with working and studying, I am not going to be blogging nearly as much. I really love blogging and writing and hope that I can still find some time to do so. I just know it will be significantly less frequent. I have always loved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
Oh, I am always so glad to hear that it's not just me. Three tips the scale! Off to visit your blog now!
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So, this morning was one of the worst in recent parenting history. Well, maybe not top 10, but definitely up there! Although all seemed well when I was getting the kids ready for camp, once we got out the door, despite the fact that our walk to camp involved walking uphill, it was all downhill from there! My youngest had a complete meltdown. Or to be more accurate and honest, a series of meltdowns all along the 25 minute walk. You name it, it probably set her off. Here's my baby NOT in meltdown mood. Believe me, you don't want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
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We are back from our one week long vacation in Seattle and the surrounding area. It was an amazing time, with lots of happy-happy moments. But I won't lie; I felt some happy-sad moments too. We were visiting and staying with my dad's best buddy Allen and his wife Melanie.... Continue reading
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We are back from our one week long vacation in Seattle and the surrounding area. It was an amazing time, with lots of happy-happy moments. I won't lie, I felt some happy-sad moments too. We were visiting and staying with my dad's best buddy Allen and his wife Melanie. Here's my dad with Allen and Melanie at Allen's 60th birthday party: And here's a picture of my dad and Allen as kids and later in life: My blog readers know that I lost my dad to cancer just over a year ago. At times, when I would watch Allen with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
I love this! I really want to give it a try. Great job!
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I haven't posted any DIY projects lately because I've been too busy to do many and when I have a chance to do one, I can't seem to find the time to write about it. But here is a summary of what I have been up to in the DIY world- Project 1) You may recall I had some plans for my living room. I write about my intentions here... and while the final goals have not been achieved, I have made some progress. We went from this: To this: We Layered The Rug We Moved The Chair (I think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
Today you can find me over at My Thirty Spot. If you haven't visited before, now is your chance to see what you've been missing. It's a great site for us women in our 30's (and beyond!). So many pieces that you will relate to, I promise. You'll find something I wrote for the Love For 30 Projects. Enjoy! X Meredith Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
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Whenever I make a silly mom choice or admit to my less than perfect mothering choices, I joke that my "Mother of the Year" (MOTY) Sash should be sent to my home, immediately! © Photographer: Artshock | Agency: Dreamstime.com I think there's a lot of "stuff" out there that tends to make us feel bad about our mothering abilities. Or maybe that's just me. But here's the thing, too often I think we don't talk about our parenting mistakes and shortcomings and this only makes us feel more guilty about them. When we discuss them, joke about them and simply... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
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Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister. ~Alice Walker Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood. ~Louisa May Alcott I will admit that there are days when I am overwhelmed by the parenting of three kids. In my frustration, I might think that three kids is really too much for one mom to handle; I night think that the parents who stopped at one or two kids had the right idea. And then I look at my daughters (my second and third children) and my heart swells with the realization that I... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
My kids just crack me up sometimes. And it's a good thing because it makes it hard to stay mad at them when they are not being the best listeners (can you guess what kind of day I had today?!!?). Here are a few recent gems: ***** Griffin (age 9): Mom have you considered immigrating to China? Me: No, why? Griffin: Because in China they only let you have one kid, and since I am the first born, it would be just me and you and daddy. ***** Sky (age 6): Mom, what's a Godmother? Me: It's a special person... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
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I just finished reading an advanced copy of Playborhood by Mike Lanza. Yes, that's: Play + Neighborhood = Playborhood. While reading it, I couldn't help but think about how important play is for our children, even though in today's rat-race world, we tend to think of play as a luxury. Remember the wise Ralph Waldo Emerson? He said, "It is a happy talent to know how to play." And of course, Plato once said, "Life must be lived as play." Clearly play as good for us and especially for our children is nothing new. Although I have certainly thought about... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
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So, here's the thing: I dreaded last Wednesday, the anniversary of my father's death. I imagined it would be almost unbearably painful. I was quite surprised that the day was a nice one. I distracted myself with work; teaching my normal Wednesday night seminar. As I said to a friend,... Continue reading
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So, here's the thing: I dreaded last Wednesday, the anniversary of my father's death. I imagined it would be almost unbearably painful. I was quite surprised that the day was a nice one. I distracted myself with work; teaching my normal Wednesday night seminar. As I said to a friend, I feared teaching that day thinking I might be a total mess and my students would get nothing out of the class or worse they would wonder what happened to me! I got over that fear quickly, rationalizing that my students are college seniors, graduating in less than 2 weeks,... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
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Normally, I don’t cook fish at home because mostly I am not very good at shopping for fresh fish. Then, I hate fish that smells too fishy. I know that sounds weird to you, but it is true. And, I prefer fish that is not messy to eat especially since my younger son is just 5. So, normally when I eat out, I love ordering fish. But, this recipe I tried really was so simple that I made it at home quite easily. And, voila it turned out simple and tasty. I hope you will give it a try and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
No trick... just over time made a page of all of the html codes. And then I simply copy and paste... Thanks for coming by!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2012 on Living Room Ambition at I Am A Mother Seeking...
Aww... Stitch away! Off to visit your sit now. Sending you love...
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Apr 26, 2012
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Today, I set my alarm for a bit earlier than usual. I am not sure exactly why I felt it was necessary to be awake and aware at the exact time my dad died one year ago today, but I did. I was with him, holding his hand as he... Continue reading
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Today, I set my alarm for a bit earlier than usual. I am not sure exactly why I felt it was necessary to be awake and aware at the exact time my dad died one year ago today, but I did. I was with him, holding his hand as he left the world... and now a year later, I still struggle with the grief. This morning, at nearly 4am LA Time (7am here in my NYC), I felt all the emotions of the last year. Instead of holding my dad's hand and saying my final goodbyes, I was by myself,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at I Am A Mother Seeking...
Sorry, I missed your party... But I had fun visiting your blog!
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