Nov 13, 2015
Vol 5, Issue 21
Tom and Julie
March Forth!
Note From Julie and Tom
Dear One,

This past weekend we took a trip to our old stomping grounds - the Annapolis (Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena) Maryland area. What a joy it was to meet up with old friends, attend the wedding of a dear friend, have lunch with Julie's Dad, and spend time with our precious older daughters.

The icing on the cake was the Gender Reveal of our first grand baby.
IT'S A GIRL!!!! We are so thrilled to be having a granddaughter!

Foster Hope Conference
We are thrilled to be participating this Saturday, November 14th in the Foster Hope Conference at Blue Ridge Community Church. If you are local, come visit us at our table!

November's no-fee Webinar
Behavior, Learning, Academic, Sensory, Focus, Organization concerns?
Check out the webinar. You may find just the nugget you are looking for:
Parenting and Teaching the Child Who Struggles
Strategies and Action Steps to Improve Learning
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT
(recording available for those who register)

December's no-fee Webinar
Rocking the Holidaze with Children with Challenges
This is the time of year where almost nothing is normal. There are sights and sounds and crowds at fever pitch. Your child is wondering "what the heck" if not consciously then certainly his or her system is feeling it. Some children handle this scenario very well, most do not.
What is a parent to do?
Stay tuned for registration for this holiday strategy webinar.

With much love,
Julie and Tom
Gender Reveal
Tom and Julie Meekins
"It doesn't matter whether it's a boy or a girl, as long as it is healthy."

Back in the day when we were "with child", we could not know with certainty what gender our baby was going to be when the child was born.

These days, Gender Reveal parties are all the rage.

Early this week, we had the joy of participating in our daughter's and son-in-love's gender reveal party for their baby girl due in March! It was quite fun.

The pregnancies with our first two children went off without a hitch. However, at 26 weeks with our third - our son - Julie was put on bed rest because of leaking amniotic fluid which could have brought on early labor and a premature birth. Fortunately, our son went to term.

With our Amy, our fourth and final baby, the pregnancy went well until one month before she was due. She decided she couldn't wait another month and was ready to meet her siblings and parents. It wasn't until she was born that we knew there were any concerns with her health.

Without going into a lot of detail here, those first few minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years of Amy's life were harrowing to say the least. Several times we thought we were going to lose our girl. But, by God's grace, she has developed mentally and physically way beyond anyone's predictions.

The question we want to ask here, though, is this: "what if the child you are carrying or the one you birth is not healthy?" What then? Read More
Coming Events
November 14 - 9:00 - 3:00 Foster Hope Conference, Adoption and Foster Parenting Conference - Blue Ridge Community Church, Forest, Virginia. Stop by and visit us at our table.

November 18 - 1:00  Online Webinar -  Parenting and Teaching the Child Who Struggles Register today:

December 4-6 - Virginia Christmas Spectacular - The Thomas Road Virginia Christmas 2015 Spectacular Production promises to be another great year of celebration! We are excited that our daughter, Amy, auditioned for and made the cast! Our coming weeks will be filled with play practice! If you are in the area, this is an annual event you won't want to miss! For more information, click here

December 16 - 1:00 PM EST - Rocking the Holidaze - Stay tuned for registration

About Us
We are devoted to providing hope, encouragement,  education, and empowerment to all parents especially to those who are raising a child who  has challenges or is complex.  We bring our training and experience in neurodevelopmental child development, integrative health coaching, and parenting skills.  And as presenters and the special needs specialists for the National Center for Biblical Parenting, we bring heart-based parenting strategies to ALL parents. 

We are parent mentors, authors, and 
motivational speakers. We speak to large and small groups. We would love to connect with you! Let's talk! Send us an email at

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Happy Moms Peaceful Homes

Our second eBook is available for no cost on our website. For our current readers of this newsletter, a link is provided HERE to get the PDF version of the book right now! Just click this link to get Happy Moms Peaceful Homes - 3 Tips to Survive Overactive Children. You may also want to save the book to your computer to access at anytime. And be sure to direct your friends to our website to sign up and get their copy! Contact us about receiving our third and forth eBook. We would love to share it with you!


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