Interview with Bonnie Landau, author of Special Ed Mom Survival Guide

Welcome to the book tour for Special Ed Mom Survival Guide by Bonnie Landau. This is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart, so when presented with the opportunity to review the book, I jumped on it. I also grabbed ahold of an opportunity to interview her, from an educator’s standpoint. She took time from her busy schedule to answer a lot of my questions, which you will find below. You can also read an excerpt of the book here and read my review of it here

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New mommies always need lots of new items for their little bundle of joy! And it isn’t always easy to get everything that you need. So, I decided to help share this giveaway to give you a head start! You could also give it to a mommy in your life as an amazing present. 

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Dad’s Japanese Maple Tree

I love the Japanese maple tree. The richness of the bold red leaves provide such a great contrast in a perennial garden. They seem to be relatively hardy in partial sun and the shapes of the leaves are mesmerizing.

Japanese maple leaves close up

Back in 2004, when I was in the midst of my first growing season in what was then my new house, I dug up a small section of the yard by hand. Positioned on the side of the house between two little sidewalks going up to the front and side doors, it was really a pain for my sister to mow. (We lived together at the time, and I am allergic to the freshly cut grass.) So, she had less to mow, and I got to play with a brand new canvas of dirt.

During Clean Up Week at the end of that school year, I managed to fall off of my platform sandals and severely injure my ankle. When my parents came out the following week for a preplanned trip, I was still hobbling around on crutches. They had brought with them a ton of river stones that I had unearthed in the yard at my previous home in Ohio, and I was anxious to get them into the garden. I also wanted to get this new garden started. My father had been an avid gardener, so I trusted him to guide me in this new endeavor.

We made quite a pathetic pair as we hobbled around the local nurseries, I on my crutches and he with his cane as he favored a bum hip. Even more comical was the sight of me scooting on my butt around this patch of dirt, as we laid out the new plants and pavers that were going in. I loved the arrangement we designed together, but even more endearing was spending this quality bonding time with my father.

Over the years, the tree grew a little and provided the perfect accent to the bed. It was a variety that was designed to stay small and was often complimented by my neighbors.

In 2011, my father passed away. My world, which was already fragile for other reasons I will likely share in other stories, crumbled. I didn’t know how to process it and neglected the garden more than I should have.

In 2012, the tree didn’t bud. I kept waiting and waiting for something to happen, but it didn’t. I was devastated. Here was this piece of my father that was supposed to still be alive, and it was dead. But I couldn’t bring myself to dig it up. I only cut it back a bit and hoped.

Move forward to 2013. Again, the tree didn’t do anything. I ran into “The Tree Guy” at one of the local farmers markets, from whom I had purchased a threadleaf Japanese maple tree, and asked him about it. He was apologetic, but said sometimes they just don’t make it. I still couldn’t dig it up. The thought of doing it made me ill and a voice in my head kept telling me to leave it alone.

2014 rolled around and I knew I needed to get out to clean up that big bed. Everything was overgrown and weed trees were starting to take root. I also figured it was time to remove the dead Japanese maple tree and consider purchasing a new one to put in its place.

I discovered a miracle.

There at the bottom of the dead tree were tiny new branches starting to grow. I remember shrieking and crying and taking pictures to send to my best friend. “Dad’s tree is back! He came back!” It seemed very fragile, so I was careful to keep other plants from encroaching upon its space. I checked on it almost daily. By the end of the season, it had filled out nicely, almost like a little bush, and its glorious autumnal change was spectacular.

Dad's Japanese maple in the fall

Last year, it was still holding its own and I gave thanks every time I looked at it. A part of my dad was still here and living in my garden. Now this year, it has again filled out and thriving. Something about the wonky winter and spring that we had is making the Japanese maple tree thrive in our area this year. I still like to tell myself that Dad has a bit of a hand in it.

Dad's Japanese maple

Dad’s fifth anniversary was just this past week. For some reason, this year it hit me harder than the past few years. A lot of factors probably went into that, but I have heard that can be pretty normal for those multiples of five. I did spend some time reminiscing and mourning over those few days. The day after the anniversary, I declared that this bed was going to officially be the memorial garden to my father, and I spent several hours cleaning it out. I am proud of how it looks. I am still in love with this Japanese maple tree. It just meshes well with everything around it.

clematis japanese maple tree

I love you, Dad. I miss you every day. But your legacy will live on.

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Welcome Smart Artt

This book is designed to promote pre-literacy skills, growth and development, and fun!

Welcome Smart Artt is the first book in a series of children’s books that teach parents about growth and development for children ages birth to three.

This series provides information that every parent and caregiver should know, in the short amount of time that it takes to enjoy a fun children’s story!

Welcome Smart Artt and The Artt of Early Learning Series make excellent baby shower gifts, yet older children love the stories too!

Meet Smart Artt. He is loved by all! Since the moment Smart Artt was born, he’s always doing something that makes him even smarter. Unfortunately, his ideas often cause a bit of mischief! He will make you smile. He will make you laugh. He will find a place in your heart.

A Fish Named Bart

 

A Fish Named Bart is book two in The Artt of Early Learning Series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to read a fun children’s story. Smart Artt is at it again! After hearing Grandpa read a bedtime story, Bart the fish has a wish. Smart Artt uses his advanced skills to help Bart get his wish, while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for 8 month old children.

The Lemon Tart

The Lemon Tart is book three in The Artt of Early Learning Series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to read a fun children’s story. Smart Artt is at it again! It is his first day at nursery school! Smart Artt uses his advanced skills to help the other children while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for 13 month old children.

Don’t Touch That Dart!

Don’t Touch That Dart is book four in The Artt of Early Learning Series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to read a fun children’s story. Smart Artt is at it again! He is starting to get into everything and Momma wants to keep him safe. Will that be possible when Aunt Kaye comes to visit? Smart Artt tries to help while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for 18 month old children.

The Broken Cart

Smart Artt is going to the circus. He loves to point to the animals in his circus book when Poppa reads to him, but today he will be able to point to the REAL circus animals. If you know Smart Artt, things don’t always go as intended, but don’t worry Smart Artt has a plan. Will it work or will things get a little bit out of hand? You will find out when you read this book, the fifth book in the Artt of Early Learning Series of children’s books that were written to promote growth and development by informing parents about the importance of developmental milestones, in the time it takes to enjoy a fun children’s story. This series is written for children from birth on up. Expecting parents can also benefit from the information in this series. The books are also written with simple words that your child will love to read over and over again as they continue to grow. Someday they may even share the stories of Smart Artt with their own children as they themselves learn the importance of early learning that can help every child.
Kids love Smart Artt and you will too!

About D.A. Batrowney

When it comes to babies, D. A. Batrowny has a simple philosophy,

Relax and Read a children’s book!

As the mind behind the children’s character Smart Artt and the Artt of Early learning series of children’s books, she has devoted her life to sharing the secrets about how parents can build the foundation their child will need for the future success… right from birth.

Her extensive background includes over 25 years working with children and families as a nurse home visitor, longitudinal research interviewer, children’s nonprofit Program Director, writer and Coordinator of the nurse home visiting component of a countywide school readiness program.

She has bundled all of that experience into one fun children’s series that will help you lay the foundation for your child’s future!

Currently families in the U.S, Serbia, Algeria, Panama, Brazil, Columbia, Nicaragua, Canada, and the UK are enjoying Smart Artt’s adventures!

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