Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Last Piece of the Puzzle?

It’s official…and final. Where there were 5, now there are six. A last name has changed and hearts are complete. Just five days ago, my Ronnie’s adoption was finalized. Everytime a new child has joined my family, it feels like a missing piece of my heart has been found. While my heart feels complete, I…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

Not to be outdone by her brother, Ivy shows the world that she is nobody’s side kick! 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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Guilt about being away from a kid with special powers

News flash: I have decided to use the words “special powers” instead of “special needs” when I can. I mean, not for IEPs or the insurance company paperwork or anything, but in conversation and in posts. I explained why on my blog. In other news, last weekend I went to the Type A Mom Conference….

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Magic Marker Monday — Easy Computer Animation…

“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… We’ve been having some fun over at a super-fun kid art site called Shidonni. Kiddos…

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Fakers

So, we took an impromptu vacation. I had had it with life. I was sick of appointments and phone calls and the whole mess.  I had a break in teaching for a week between terms and decided to book us a quickie Disney trip. Ya know..Disney is tough with a typical child. There is SO…

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Explaining the autism experience in 6 words

As many of you know,I am a big fan of the 6 word memoir project, and asked Larry Smith, it’s creator, if I could run another 6 word memoir contest on my facebook autism page. The top 25 (I was the judge) won a signed copy of my book A REGULAR GUY GROWING UP WITH…

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Ignorance At Its Best

I’m having a particularly difficult week, and decided to share a blog post from my archive. I promise I will get my act together in time for next week’s post! ******************************* My buddy, Esbee, over at the Life in Forsyth blog, emailed me to let me know about one of her blog posts that she…

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Special Exposure Wednesday

Maddy and Mal. One of the best things about having a big family is that each person has something to teach the other and so everyone ends up with a wealth of understanding from different points of view. Maddy has taught Mal about the world from her perspective and Mal has taught Maddy that even…

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Stand Up?

When it comes to my son, I want the best. I stopped counting the money we’ve put into therapies not covered by insurance–it’s too depressing. I buy him the fancy, organic food that I’m too cheap to buy for myself. He’s got an iPad for crying out loud. I’ve taken a similar approach when it…

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Potty training: the saga continues

We have been trying to potty train Max for two-plus years now. He does OK at school, because he is on a strict schedule; he’s on the potty every two to three hours. He is going nowhere at home, partly because we have not been rigorous about a schedule on weekends. But he doesn’t even…

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