Aug 292016

When we moved to a new house, Lilly wanted to visit as soon as possible to check it out. She wanted to make sure certain things were still in place.

Things like Bruce and I. And where are the pets -Dunkin’, Noodles, and Moses? Never mind about one single piece of furniture or decoration. Lilly needed to know that all that lived and breathed were fine.

Then she was okay.

She had it right, you know. Sometimes we get the things that don’t live and breathe ahead of what matters.

Love my readers, Nealiecats


Aug 062016

Chasing LillyThe beef and broccoli was fantastic, and when I cracked open the fortune cookie, it said, “Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort.”

Boy, isn’t that the truth?

I was definitely wrapped a little tighter when Lilly first came to us. It didn’t take long for her bizarre antics to force an expansion of my comfort zone. Before I knew it, I was wresting in public with a tiny girl, chasing her down, and once even jumped  fully dressed into a pool to grab her.

I can’t say that I ever got comfortable with all of that, but there was enough of it to loosen me up a bit!

My end goal for Chasing Lilly and the discussion workbook is for colleges and universities to use it to equip students in Intervention Specialties, Counseling, and Psychiatry. When you read the book, you will feel my discomfort, (as well as laugh your head off), and you will understand better how to respond when children with similar issues come your way.

And they will.

The Curriculum and Discussion Workbook offers some lively and engaging classroom discussion, and this two book set will prepare you for the Lilly’s that will be in your classroom or office someday, like nothing else can.

Love my readers, Nealie