Monthly Archives: November 2011

What a Difference

I’ve had emotional whiplash all week. Grandma is visiting us this week. In case you don’t know the significance of those words you can read the worst part of it here. I’ve written about our struggles with her before. Turns out she does not have Alzheimers or dementia, per se, but the neurological damage she…

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Special Needs Toy Guide

I have been working on a toy guide for special needs kids for some time. I pitched the idea to TimetoPlaymag.com and they were just as excited as I was about it. Basically, how this guide differs from others out there, is it is compiled 100% by a mom of a special needs kid. My…

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Speak NOW for Kids

Speak Now for Kids is an advocacy campaign of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) designed to engage child advocates in communicating with Congress before they cut funding for two key children’s health care programs: Medicaid, which funds health care coverage for one in three children in the U.S. and the Children’s Hospital Graduate…

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Special Exposure Wednesday – My Little Helper

Somebody decided to “clean” the living room: Maybe I can get him to do the laundry next, πŸ˜‰ Share what you managed to capture this week. Please spread the comment love around. Thank you.

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Well THAT explains a lot! (New Neuroscience Research Findings)

“Did you notice how angry your sister is getting when you talk to her like that?” “Can you see that mom is frustrated when you’re not listening?” “What do you mean, you didn’t think she was sad? She’s crying!” These might seem like things only parents with kids on the Autistic spectrum may say to…

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Magic Marker Monday β€” Creative Play…

“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…     I haven’t had much luck interesting my 5-year-old in art projects recently, but…

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I’m Not Special

While you’re reading this, I’ll be at the hospital waiting while my son has a procedure to check on his feeding tube and its mysterious issues. I got the prerequisite call asking me for his medical history, confirming phone numbers of my other emergency contacts, and going over his plethora of medications. The nurse and…

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Pregnancy and The Gift of Advice?

Advice. We give it without thinking about it…unless it’s a touchy or emotionally charged subject, then every now and again we might stop for at least a moment and think about what advice we might dispense. Then there are some situations where advice is a given even if it isn’t wanted or needed. Pregnancy for…

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Truth or Dare

We’ve hit another strange milestone. I think the child has learned how to lie. Not that she does it well, mind you. Previously she has been honest to a fault: Why is your brother crying? Because I hit him… Ah. Whether I liked the answer or not, at least I knew it was true. There…

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Special Exposure Wednesday – The Farm

A friend gifted us with tickets to a pumpkin patch, which we happily used the weekend before Halloween. Turns out it’s actually a working farm the rest of the year so the boy got to “work”, πŸ™‚ Share what you managed to capture this week. Please don’t forget to spread the comment love around.

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