Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas Lists – Autism Style

What do your kids want for Christmas? I’ll never forget the year Matthew asked Santa for a drain. “A train?” Santa aked. “No,” Matthew said, “a drain.” I asked fans of A REGULAR GUY: GROWING UP WITH AUTISM on facebook to tell me about their child’s holiday wishes over the years. Here are some of…

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Speaking Their Mind

My children love teeshirts, especially teeshirts that make a statement, even more especially teeshirts that make a statement about disability issues. So, in searching for some Christmas gifts, I found some shirts I especially liked at CafePress. So if you have ‘mouthy’ children like mine and are in need of some Christmas ideas, here are…

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Special Exposure Wednesday

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas round these parts. Ivy the littlest of  my elves. Hoping that this Christmas is spent outside of the hospital and that she is well. Got something to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday.  Please remember your comment love at each link…

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keep away from these ears!

You know the Beans and Franks guy on “There’s Something about Mary”, right? The one who flips out when someone touches his ears? That’s my Bear. she hates it when anyone touches her neck or ears. she convulses wildly if we try to tickle her. Offenders will be shot on the premises. Why am I…

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How the kids make me laugh

My four-year-old, Sabrina, is amusing to listen to pretty much at all times. She’s always making observations; having her around is sort of like having running commentary on your life from a sportscaster. “Mommy, why do you drink coffee? Does it taste as good as chocolate milk?” “Mommy, I’m not putting on my socks because…

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Magic Marker Monday — Letters To Santa…

“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… Belief in Santa of the seven-year-old variety kind of comes and goes around our place….

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Messy

Every evening, we gather around the table, eat dinner, talk about our day, and read a little bit. This December, we are reading about the Jesse Tree and each evening after dinner, the kids all get a small gift. By small, I mean, a roll of lifesavers. A pez dispenser. Silly putty. Those sorts of…

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The rant of an imperfect mom with imperfect children

I’ll never forget the Matthew’s first day of Kindergarten. He was placed in a special education class at our local school.  I dressed him in a new red shirt and blue shorts that I had bought at The Gap. I combed his hair and took a picture of him for the scrapbook, hoping that someday…

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Not Her Failure

I ran into a girl, actually now a young woman, whose path I have crossed many times through the years. Each time I see her, I leave with a heavier heart. While many people who meet her now would label her a failure, I believe the failure is not hers. Here is a post I…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

    Mal cosies up to Billy Blood Drop at the Red Cross Blood Service’s Family Fun Day. He has a vague understanding of how blood donation helps Ivy. Got something amazing to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday.  Please remember your comment love at each link you visit. Also blogging…

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