Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dealing With Anxiety in Our Kids

It’s the same every summer. We leave the routine of school and it throws my girls WAY off. We’ve got anxiety and stress-related behavior challenges coming out our ears in our house. So I thought it would be a good time to repost this short vlog I shared at the start of the school year….

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It Was Just A Typical Day

I’m probably what you would call a social butterfly. I like to be around people, out and about, you name it, I probably like it. Except Brussels Sprouts. That my friends will never change. Since my early childhood, I have LOVED playing outside. So, eager to get the girls engaged in the love of outdoors, I like…

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Magic Marker Monday — More Fun With Craft Foam…

“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…     Another find from the craft store clearance bin — craft foam tree house…

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Two Peas in a pod…

Two peas in a pod may sound like twins but I swear if you looked at my husband and my son you’d see that they were cut from the same mold.  They look so much a like it’s just unreal!    I appreciate my husband and all that he does…even tonight when I wanted to come…

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Why Special Needs Dads Rock My Socks Off…

My husband was not thrilled to become a special needs dad. As a matter of fact, the day Jack was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, I almost killed him. We left the doctor’s office, (I) numbly walked to the car…I asked him what he thought? He looked right at me, and said, “We’ll talk later. I’m…

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Out of the Blue

Are you ever taken by surprise by something your kids say…out of the blue? Today at lunch my daughter started a conversation that surprised me on many levels. She was tuned in, took multiple appropriate turns, answered questions and absorbed complex answers. I will savor this one for a long time: The Child: “Mom, I…

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For Better or Worse

We all recite these wedding vows, but rarely do we get a chance to actually live them out. On this special wedding anniversary, I reflect on that day 25 years ago when I committed my life to my one true love!

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We’re at Camp – A Place I Never Thought We’d Be

Amid the chaos, we’re also off to camp. Today, is our second day here – third counting check in and the wine and cheese social that was planned for the first day…that was new. Camp is a relatively new experience for us. This is our second year, and we’re in the mountains of Colorado with…

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Leaping Past the Labels

Monkey is 8 years old and does back handsprings in my living room. Not my favorite place for that, admittedly, but considering as a toddler in foster care she was Failure to Thrive, and that she has Bipolar and Anxiety… I’m just happy she’s doing any leaping at all! Gymnastics and dance get her through…

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Special Needs Parents are Broke

Ok, that was a HUGE general asumption. I get that. I’m sure not ALL of us are broke, but most of us would go to the ends of the earth for our children (regardless if they’re special needs or not), so here is the question I’m posing today. Why are toys geared towards children with…

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