Monthly Archives: July 2010

Today’s Hero

Dear Soldier in Panera, We were waiting to grab a bite of lunch. Of course, we made it “to-go”, because Jack doesn’t eat and hates being around food. The line continued to grow, and you stepped in front of us to grab your order. My son, who is completely enamored by the “pow-pow men” (otherwise…

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What are you reading?

I have been updating my book recommendations on my website, and would love your input. What are you reading? I’d love suggestions from the “Special Needs” Category and from the “Reading for fun” Category which for special needs moms is about 2 minutes before we fall asleep at night! Here are a few of my…

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Help Wanted

Complex –adjective 1. composed of many interconnected parts; compound; composite: a complex highway system. 2. characterized by a very complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units, etc.: complex machinery. 3. so complicated or intricate as to be hard to understand or deal with: a complex problem. A friend of mine mentioned to me the other…

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Blooming Things

As I sat on my front porch last night enjoying an unusually pleasant late July breeze, I really looked at my yard and all the plants growing in it. I noticed that many of the plants and flowers had flourished despite the near drought conditions we have experienced this summer. Perhaps it was because I…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

This week has been full to overflowing with port trouble. Hope your week has been better. Got something to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday. Please remember your comment love at each link you visit. Also posting at Three Ring Circus.

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a different sense of humor

When your kids a beyond the norm, you have to adapt. There is the obvious rigorous schedule of meds, therapy, stretching, speech exercises, feedings and freak out. But there is more. Over the years, I have noticed that parents of kids with special needs have a common thread with another part of our society. I…

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Every month….or when the time is right.

Each month it goes something like this: Hmmm….I need to get Parker’s montly bloodwork drawn. All one zillion and one bottles pulled for the zillion and two different tests. The liver function panel. The Thyroid. The CBC The tests to see if the statin Parker is on is breaking down his muscle mass. But the…

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Oh, happy day

Here’s Max looking woeful as we were driving off a ferry yesterday. It was the first time we ever took the car on a boat, and we weren’t sure how he’d respond. Sometimes, he wigs out in new situations. But, no: Max looooooved it. So much so he wanted to stay on the boat. I…

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Magic Marker Monday — Doodle Bugs…

“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… My kid-art smile this week came in the form of a crayon sketch recording the…

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The Difference A Week Can Make

What a difference a week can make! Last week I was looking toward Monday with apprehension, even dread. We were all but certain that our little man was to be diagnosed with a rare bone disorder that would probably require surgery. Pessimists? Realists? I’m not sure. After 3 years of bad news, it’s sometimes hard…

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