Dawn Shreeve

Dawn Shreeve is an adoptive mother of four special needs kiddos; long-time educator, beach lover, and advocate of all things adoption. Dawn holds a BS in Psychology from Oral Roberts University and a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas. She currently serves as a Tinkergarten Leader in the South Shore area and is a Co-Founder of Seas The Connection, an organization who works to bring relaxing retreats to Adoptive and Foster moms. Dawn, her husband Michael and kids moved to the Tampa Bay area in December of 2016 and love living near the beach in such in such a rich multicultural area
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Confessions of a Reluctant Home School Mom

I am a former elementary teacher. I taught for 13 years in all types of schools;  Everywhere between Kindergarten and Fourth grade. I also taught reading for small groups for several years. I loved...
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Grieving a Pet is Painful and Difficult But It’s Healthy Too

A couple of weeks ago I lost my cat of thirteen years. I got her as a three-month-old kitten and she was obsessed with me from the minute I met her. She followed me...
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How to Create a Summer Routine for Your Kids

Remember the song "School's out for Summer"? As a kid, I remember being so excited that the school year was over! Two months of freedom from teachers and books. As a teacher, I loved...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Garage of Hope

May is National Foster Care Awareness and so it seems only fitting that this month's nonprofit spotlight supports foster children and their families. What is Garage of Hope? Garage of Hope is a garage full of...

What is Wishbone Day? Celebrating Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness Day

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease. It is a rare genetic disorder that most commonly causes bones to break easily. Every May 6th, thousands of people all over the...

I Spend $60 a Month I “Should Not” Here’s Why

Here's something you might not hear a girl say. I HATE spending money. Not just money on myself, but money period. My husband is much less conservative about money leaving us than me. But...

World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, Wear Your Mismatched Socks

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated every year on March 21. But do you know why? Just a little Google searching lead me to a very interesting reason why on this day we celebrate...

How is the New Year’s Resolution Going? Some Pointers on Self-Care

The first month of the year is over. If you are anything like me, January always seems to drag on. Like it has 375 days rather than 31. As we get back into the...

How to Keep Your Kids on Track During the Holidays

The holiday season can be full of magic. Baking Christmas cookies, spending time with family and all of the wonder is the thing that Hallmark movies are made of. It seems like the Christmas...

Supporting Adoptive Families During National Adoption Month

November is my favorite month!! Cooler temperatures, Thanksgiving, prepping for winter holidays and National Adoption Month. Being an adoptive family means a lot to us. We love helping other families celebrate the...