Monthly Archives: October 2010

Magic Marker Monday — Happy Halloween…

“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… Did you do any jack o’lantern carving with the kiddos? Any other works of art…

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Will you Vote?

I don’t know about you, but I’m about sick of the emails, phone calls, and television ads telling me who to vote for. “Vote for Al—he’s better than Sandy!” “Don’t vote for Sandy, she has a history of not paying her taxes, and she eats small children for lunch!” However, as much as I want…

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Mother’s Work is Never Done

I’m a single mom who has to work full-time outside the home. Normally I can balance everything enough to get by – children are fed, clothes are clean, house is passable, job assignments get done close to their due date – but sometimes, everything seems to fall apart. It can happen when multiple children get…

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Special Exposure Wednesday

This is from our Spring Fair. We were watching the popular pig races. The punniest traveling show. I am always astonished at how many jokes can me made from pig-related words. It’s still one of my favorites. It’s my Blackberry background. She doesn’t feel the same way. She’ll run around wearing a ballet leotard, tiger…

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pills make the day go round

We tried 18 mg of Concerta (Methylphenidate). Then we upped it to 27 mg. After little success, we hesitantly moved up to 36 mg. We were surprised when it didn’t work very well. It has helped her sister immensely. That’s probably where we thought wrong.  Since when are siblings ever on the same page on…

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It’s Almost Election Day.

On my Facebook page, I am pretty to the point as to how I feel about Parkers local legislative representative. I think he stinks. In all sorts of flavors. He’s also the co-chair of Utah’s Health Human Services Committee. Which means he makes it a hobby to slash funding to Utah’s DSPD. Oh, he talks…

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Magic Marker Monday — Pumpkin Chains…

“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… Sometimes craft time can evolve out of the simplest things… Like orange paper and black…

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Call ME!

Yesterday, both of my kids (lucky me) had their yearly Well-Child checkups. 2 kids, 7 shots, buckets of tears… So, while I was sitting there praying for the floor to open up and suck me in (rather than lose my cool on the 11-year old who was crying sobbing inconsolable for absolutely no valid reason…BEFORE…

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The Birds and The Bees

My two children who have the most significant disabilities are both 15 years old. They are teenagers, and hormones are coursing through their bodies. I have tried diligently to provide the education they need to understand their bodies, understand their urges, understand their options, and most importantly, keep themselves safe. But I don’t think I…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

Looking forward to Summer, Ivy sports her new swimmers, made with love by an amazing internet friend. It covers the port fully. It makes her feel safe and that makes her feel happy. Got something to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday. Please remember your comment love at each link you visit….

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