Monthly Archives: September 2012

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┬áhomage┬áto 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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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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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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