Monthly Archives: December 2011

Signs of the Special Needs Mom…

1. When attempting to dress up, for the rare occasion that you are leaving your house for something other than a doctor’s appointment, you notice that your makeup expired in 2006. 2. You use the makeup anyway. 3. Not only do you use the makeup, but you add water to the dried up mascara and…

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Christmas Chaos and Peer Advocacy

I had my first guest post over at my personal blog last week. It is the story of a good friend who did some peer-advocacy for her son who is in first grade and has autism.

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Happy New Year

Let me be one of the first to greet you: Happy New Year! May the new year bring peace, joy, less tantrums and meltdowns and more goals met for us and our kiddos. Share what you managed to capture this week. Please spread the comment love around. Thank you. *photo credit

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The Top 10 Best Things About the Holidays (For Me)!

Just coming around the mountain of holiday excitement that’s been building up for months (thanks to commercial advertising), I’d like to share my top 10 list of the best things about the holidays this year, for me. SO, the number 10 best thing about the holidays…. 10. My Boys really got it this year! They felt the excitement…

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Magic Marker Monday — Christmas Cookies…

“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 let the kiddos loose on Christmas cookie decorating this year… … and…

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Holiday Carols Were Not Written for Us

I have to tell you, I am a huge sucker for holiday music. I love hearing it while I shop in the grocery and when I’m in the car. I dream of falling snow flakes and cozy fires. I actually know all the verses of many traditional hymns and get mad when artists don’t sing…

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Don’t Over-Think! Just Do It!

With J’s ‘improvements’ rapidly sliding down hill with the more time that passes between his last IVIG treatment and the present, we’re headed back down the road of massive meltdowns. Some of these are from our own doing. Case in point: We headed to a local large store for FREE Santa photos. We left early…

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Santa Visit

Usually some friend invites us to a Santa event sponsored by their employer or business and we go to that. We didn’t get any invitations this year, so I figured we could just not mention it and move along. Not so fast there. The child insisted that we needed to go – all of us – to see Santa and make sure he knew which presents to bring.

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Merry Christmas

While I respect that not everybody celebrates Christmas, we do. So from our home to yours, Merry Christmas! Whatever holiday you celebrate, may it be filled with love, laughter and peace. Share what you managed to capture this week. Please spread the comment love around. Thank you. *photo credit

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Magic Marker Monday — The Nutcracker…

“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…     Still under-the-weather here, but we decided that we had rallied enough from our…

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