Monthly Archives: February 2010

Magic Marker Monday — Simplicity…

“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… Nothing fancy. Nothing complex… Just simple, colorful and happy. Crayons, paper and a rainbow-hued imagination….

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Keeping your eye on the ball

For the first time in a week I had time to read my email, and it threw me into a tizzy. “Will you help with the fundraiser?” “Will you be at the meeting?” “You signed up to bring 400 cookies to play practice tomorrow.Will you please have the cookies divided into 40 portion size baggies.”…

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Isolating

Being a parent of a child, or children, with a disability can be an isolating experience. Friends who used to invite you out for a movie or dinner no longer call. New friends are few and far between, and those people who do join your circle of acquaintances usually have a child with a disability…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

In our house, dress ups regularly include ‘cannulas’, ‘bandages’ and hospital type play. Here is Noah with a sore head, a broken leg and a bandage over his canulated arm. He looks too well to be hospitalised, wouldn’t you say? Got something to share? Why don’t you join in this┬áSpecial Exposure Wednesday. Please remember your…

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A Reader Question: Finger Chewing

I received an email from Angela who has a 5 year old cousin with Down syndrome. Angela refers to her cousin as ‘amazing and her whole world. ‘ Angela says that her cousin recently started chewing on his fingers to the point that they bleed. She’s wondering if anyone else has experienced this with one…

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Adventures in PDA

So, here’s the thing about my little boy, Max: He doesn’t yet get social boundaries. Like, he doesn’t understand that you’re not supposed to go up to people and pat their shirts if you think their shirts are a nice color (purple, his current obsession). It also became clear to me recently that he has…

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Magic Marker Monday — Box Transformations…

“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… Our spaceship from last week has been… er… commandeered. The eldest has decided to transform…

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A Friendship Story – Part 2

I think it’s hard for people to understand the heartbreak that parents of children with special needs live with every day. This post is part two of A FRIENDSHIP STORY that illustrates how on good friend saved the day on Super Bowl Sunday. ** WHEN WE LEFT OFF LAST WEEK Matthew was trying to find…

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Always Having to Prove

Ashley had an apointment with her audiologist today for a hearing test. It’s always seemed a little strange to me that a deaf child had to have a hearing test, but apparently my school district needs to see in black and white numbers and symbols to believe she really can’t hear. The appointment went well….

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

You wouldn’t know to look at her but yesterday was not a great day at the Infusion Lounge. Here she is, enjoying a small moment of freedom, de-accessed from her lumen. Before all the trouble started. Got something to share? Why don’t you join in this┬áSpecial Exposure Wednesday. Please remember your comment love at each…

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