Monthly Archives: May 2010

On not babying our kids

I was just looking at photos from a bowling party Max recently went to, where SpongeBob SquarePants made an appearance. Max had the time of his life. But as I stared at the pictures, I realized how ridiculous Max looked in that little-kid bib that I threw on him before we left the house. He…

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Magic Marker Monday — Fingerprint Fun…

“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 I caught the kiddos making fingerprint “drawings” on the hall mirror and thought I’d…

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More 6 word memoirs from wise autism moms…

Autism, you’ve taught me a lot! ecstatic/miserable, affectionate/distant, needy/defiant Connect with your child (repeat indefinitely) That shirt is way to scratchy “It’s a little, you know, weird” “I have Autism, I can help.” Sleep? It is for other people. Child doesn’t sleep; mother loses mind. “No splashy my head wif water” “I’ll NEVER let you…

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Getting by with a little help from my friends

Let’s face it, a Mother’s work is never DONE. There will always be laundry, dishes and last minute book reports that need to be done. Or in my case, there will more than likely always be pharmacies to call, doctors to email and insurance folks to fight with.

That’s called life.

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Dinner Out

Ashley had a good day at school today UNTIL her vision teacher showed up just 15 minutes before the end of the school day. Ashley may not be able to tell you exactly what time it is, but she knows her daily schedule down to every last minute. School is over at 3:15 pm, and…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

The weekend for Ivy was really very rough. She needed a blood transfusion and I was thankful, once again for all of the people who selflessly donate. I was also told that it was kind of weird taking photos when Ivy is in the hospital. I don’t know, perhaps it is. For me, I think…

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Please, spare me the sympathy

I was at an event this weekend where I met some other bloggers. Several times, I was asked what my blog is about, and what Max’s special needs are. “He has cerebral palsy,” I would say, matter-of-factly. “I’m sorry,” they’d inevitably respond. This is the whirling dervish of thoughts that goes through my head when…

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Magic Marker Monday — At The Ballet…

“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… It’s ballet recital week at our place — all things pink and tutu-ish… Including the…

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That trip to Idaho that got me on this whole “help Matthew find a girlfriend” campaign

A while back I told you that Matthew wanted to go to Spokane, Washington and Idaho. I never told you how the trip went. Here goes: As soon as our plane landed at the Spokane Airport, we picked up our rental car and started our journey, listening to Roy Orbison, the Beatles and Jimmy Buffett…

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Sending up an S.O.S.

So often we are focused on our own children and their struggles that we forget about the struggles of others. Guilty. And most often, we forget about keeping our own lives balanced. I came across this video by one of my favorite motivational speakers, Renee Bondi, and I wanted to share it. Here is a…

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