Author Archives: Sabrina L. Johnson

The Devil on My Angel’s Shoulder

Although they present a happy demeanor, Angels can have bad days. Or bad weeks, which is what happens when my 11-year-old Angel, Juliana, is sick. Her sweet disposition is there somewhat, accompanied by a mean little minion that seems to be sitting on her shoulder urging her to dish out…

The Quirky Object of My Angel’s Obsession

My 11-year-old Angel, Juliana, has a fixation. A fixation is an intense focus or obsession. Some parents may view this as a bad thing, but experts say otherwise, and I’ve found Juliana’s obsession to be one of the most positive influences in her life. Since she was about 1…

When Your Angel Swipes Your Favorite Ornament

There’s a really significant Christmas bell rolling around my house these days. The bell used to be an ornament. Now it serves as a reminder for me to be flexible and understanding. Along with a sense of humor, these traits are good qualities to possess when raising a child…

My Angel Gets Her Voice With an AAC Device

It’s never too late for an Angel to find her voice. This past summer, Juliana, 11, finally got an iPad as her dedicated augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Getting Juliana her own tablet for communicating has been on my list of things to do for…