Monthly Archives: April 2009

A Fishy Tale (tail).

Ivy ate some salmon yesterday. David and I had sushi and she wanted to try it, so we let her. About an hour later she came out in big red welts and started to cough. It was just one small piece and I’m pretty sure she has had fish before. Before long she was scratching…

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Biology Lesson

Mother Nature left a biology lesson on our front porch this week, and I decided it was time to discuss the birds and the bees with Ashley – well, at least the birds. A house sparrow built a nest in a grape vine wreath that hangs on the brick wall of my front porch. I…

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Some Thoughts as Autism Awareness Month Comes to an End…

The month of April is coming to a close, and with it ends Autism Awareness Month. However, so many of us don’t have an end to Autism. It is an ongoing, daily struggle filled with accomplishments, setbacks, discoveries, joy and pain. It is a journey, and the topography changes moment by moment. However, it is…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

  Some infusion days are worse than others. Ivy puts on her brave face post canulation, a little sick and a little over it but gorgeous just the same. Join us here at Special Exposure Wednesday.  We’d love to see your photos! Please remember your comment love at each link you visit. Also blogging at…

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Because We All Need One

Raise your hand if you are a parent of multiple children each with multiple special needs for which there are no medications, therapies, treatments or surgeries to control the bazillion issues pushing the entire family closer to the edge… …because I’m feeling whiny…like a complete flop…utterly exhausted… …and alone. Whether you are a parent of…

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Try This Tuesday #41: Choosing Therapies

Welcome to this week’s Try This Tuesday. For details on how to participate, please check out the welcome post. Since the beginning of the year, I have been suggesting topics each week, sort of a take-it-or-leave-it writing prompt, but this week I left it open-ended. For now, I am going to leave it that way,…

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Talking about your kid with friends who have typical kids

Saturday, I was out with my little girl, one of my best friends and her little girl. We took them to see a children’s Cinderella ballet, and we had a little time to catch up before it started. Her daughter’s had some delays and has been getting occuaptional therapy, and I asked how she’s doing….

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Magic Marker Monday — Flower Petal Fairies

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back! So. Did you all have a magical weekend with those magical markers of yours? Well,…

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Blog Review

Hi de ho there! “Maddy” here, an interloper. I’ve nipped over from “home” to cast my evil eye over some blogs belonging to other mum’s of special needs children. So hold on tight as there will be none of that fluffy wuffy American type of kindly review. [Oopsie I meant Canadian of course!] Now you…

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Structuring the HOME for Children with Special Needs

By: Cindy Golden, www.omacconsulting.blogspot.com Research has shown us that children with special needs thrive in settings that are not only organized and predictable but also brimming with visual supports and visual schedules.   Children with special needs are typically accommodated with a great deal of structure in their school environments but what about the home?  We…

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