Bad on Paper

We received Greyson’s written diagnosis of Autism in the mail a few days before his 3rd birthday… Ironically I was so happy to receive it because we needed the document to be eligible for services to continue after his actual 3rd birthday… I remember Greyson’s caseworker coming over a few weeks later.. She had overseen Read more…

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He Is In There

The first time I truly saw that Greyson could understand more than I realized was over the Summer… Greyson had therapy every day from 8:30am until 5pm. One of those days I had friends and itty bitties over to swim during his afternoon therapy session. Greyson was downstairs finishing up his lunch. All the kids Read more…

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Totally Screwed Up But Happy

Let’s live today like we didn’t just get a Cancer diagnosis… Like we didn’t lose a loved one… Like we didn’t lose our job or our house… The great thing that comes with something crappy happening to you? You realize how darned spectacular regular old everyday life is…especially those boring old days that seem to Read more…

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Weekend Peak

Sometimes the anticipation of the weekend is better than the actual weekend. This weekend -that wasn’t the case…It was really, really good… I’m gonna tell you just a little bit now so I can go to bed soon and rest up for tomorrow- Monday- my seventh favorite day of the week. Color Me Rad made Read more…

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Left Overs

I don’t have a real post in my head tonight. Just leftover thoughts, floating about. Today I relaxed.. I napped when the boys napped… I watched Bravo TV like it was a job that I was damned good at… And I just finished a bowl of frozen yogurt so big I actually feel a little Read more…

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Conversations with God

Last night I had a conversation with God. I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. I asked him to explain the whole, “God only gives you what you can handle” phrase because I’ve heard it alot lately. God just started laughing. The thing most people don’t know about God is that he has an awesome sense Read more…

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My favorite things

So instead of a Vintage Life with Greyson + Parker post- I will instead do a shorty but sweetie one. I am so not Oprah -for a few Billion different reasons…but I can still share some of my new favorite things with you..And because of those billions of things I don’t have…unfortunately I can not give all Read more…

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Acceptance

Saturday I was driving in my car. An old- Toad the Wet Sprocket song called, Somethings Always Wrong was on the radio…and suddenly it was 1992… I was on my way to college…scared, nervous, happy, sad, scared, overwhelmed, hopeless and hopeful. Will I fit in? Will I find my people? Will I miss home? Will I Read more…

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Every Moment

Okay, G-Free Foodie friends, we have some exciting news!   Meet Chrissy, our newest G-Free Foodie Mommy contributor.  Read this post, check out her AMAZING Photography skills and see why we are so thrilled to have her. The first time I heard it was immediately after Greyson was born… The words were repeated by OB Read more…

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Make your Kid More Restaurant-Friendly

Article from CNN’s Eatocracy 5@5: a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe. When crying kids disrupt dinner, who ends up paying the price? That was the question posed last week, and more than 21,000 readers weighed in saying that restaurants with Read more…

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What Would YOU Do If Your Doctor Asked You?

To “celebrate” the anniversary of my son’s diagnosis with celiac, I called his doctor to request an appointment.  I expected this whole process to be very uneventful and, to be blunt, really boring.  That was an incorrect assumption.  For starters, his GI Doctor, who I thought was fantastic, no longer takes Blue Cross.  So, I Read more…

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