Monthly Archives: September 2012

Magic Marker Monday — Shhhhhhhh…

“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…     Apparrently, my husband and I were a bit too noisy when we were…

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Learning to say “NO!”

I have a problem. I have chronic I-don’t-want-to-make-waves syndrome. I don’t say no. We live in Orlando. Orlando, the place where 30 bazillion vacationers come each year to pay homage to the Mouse, watch of a giant whale who can do flips, and visit the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling built. So, once a month or so,…

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Magic Marker Monday — Detective Headquarters…

“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 have had a couple of little detectives at our place for the…

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Antibiotics: How Do YOU Roll?

Need a little help here, PLEASE: My Big Little Man (who is smaller by 5 lbs now than My Little Man) got that back-to-school cold going around. For us, that means an imminent sinus infection as his compressed sinus cavities — a trait common to those with Down syndrome — makes him prone to this…

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Testing….

Hi there! Remember me? (don’t answer that…I’m beginning to feel a foreigner in my own land!)   So, here’s the current score. School District: 5, Jack: 3. It’s looking rough out there. His IEP was completed a few weeks ago. Because he turned 6, he has to be “transitioned” from the developmental delay label to…

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Magic Marker Monday — Neverland…

“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 9-year-old has recently become intrigued with a Junior Classics copy of J.M….

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Magic Marker Monday — The Sandman…

“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…     Squeezing the last little bit of fun out of summer!   What has…

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Deep Breaths

How are YOU? I hate the beginning of school. Invariably, it brings an onslaught of paperwork, sniffles, and children who are grumpy. It takes a good month for Jack to pull it together. So what do we do? Run away?  Hide? I don’t know what the answer is. I know that I am struggling. He…

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Magic Marker Monday — Pandas…

“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’ve been enamored this week with the San Diego Zoo’s brand new baby…

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