Monthly Archives: November 2011

What Really Matters

I don’t know about all of you, but I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed again. Thanksgiving went better than could ever be expected, and throughout the weeks leading up to it and immediately after, I held everything else at arm’s length. I have never been a “Black Friday” participant, and this year more than ever we’re…

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Dance Class

The boy attended Therapeutic Movement classes. This was the part he liked best: That and the cute little girl in the class, đŸ˜‰ Share what you managed to capture this week. Please spread the comment love around. Thank you.

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Balancing Journey vs. Destination Mindset With Our Kids

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula K LeGuin I think we as parents of special needs understand this more than any other parents in the world. And even still, I fight this truth so much. As someone who’s good…

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Magic Marker Monday — Winter Wonderland…

“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’re starting to dream of snow days and all things winter and Christmas…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Moving With a Special Needs Child

So, as you know, we’re moving. We’re not only moving, but we’re moving to another state. Last week, we went to our new location, and attempted to buy a house. I happily sacrificed nearly all of my patience, and probably most of my hearing, just to bring you the list of things you should and…

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Don’t Forget An Important Part of Your “Thankful For” List

A Day to remember why you’re thankful. What you’re thankful for. Thankful for partners, the few (or more) supporters that surround you, jobs / careers, friends, insurance, making it this far in your journey. This year, this time, I encourage you to reach within, look within – to you. Inward to your strength, your drive…

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Bullying and Special Needs

Last week Grandma visited us. This week we’re visiting Grandma. Things are still going well (hooray for new medicine!) but this will be short and sweet if only because our computer access here is limited, and any minute now five people will be asking me for their breakfast. I wanted to let you all know…

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Thank You

As we are about to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US, I am taking a break from posting a picture of the boy. Instead, I want to say “thank you” to each and every one of you who selflessly share your lives with us. I always look forward to “seeing” your kiddos every week (yes,…

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Magic Marker Monday — Toy Sculpture…

“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…     The youngest has been having a lot of fun with his various building…

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Do You Wonder What Life Would Be…

When you watch other children, the same age as yours…when you watch other children in the movies, through the streets, wherever you might be, do you ponder? Do you compare? Do you wonder what life would be if only things were just a little different? Do you wonder what your largest struggles could be? Stop…

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