letting go | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker My sweet, first born, 4-year-old son shimmies his naked heiny across the toilet seat in McDonald’s. The same boy who was wiped clean with antibacterial everything numerous times a day as a baby. Surfaces were painstakingly prepared for him–germs eradicated and slathered with antibacterial gel before he came Read more…

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this is life | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker This is my son Parker. He has 100 different smiles, all guaranteed to light up the room.  He’s a mama’s boy, a fact that makes me glow with pride. And each time he chooses only me to soothe him, I feel like I just won a prize. We Read more…

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magic camera | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Picking the boys up from Behavior Therapy at the clinic is an Olympic sport. Each boy has a huge collection of data contained in a ginormous binder. Data is collected on their every move and utterance during each 3-hour therapy window. Grey also has a Picture Exchange binder- pictures that help him talk to us. Read more…

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unresolved | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker So many New Year’s Resolutions are under the assumption that we are broken. We are doing life all wrong. So much of life already promotes those loathsome feelings, along with magnifying our imperfections, insecurities and inabilities. It’s exhausting.  Life is hard enough. I find plenty about Read more…

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comfort and joy | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy of Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker We are still in Holiday mode. Pajamas stay on much longer these days. French fries are a perfectly acceptable meal replacement. A nap a day is a requirement for me. We’ve been doing lots of this… And relaxing and coffeeing with Friends. I’ve always wanted to Read more…

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advent | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy of Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker Right now we are in Advent. Advent signifies the start of the liturgical year and it began this year on December 1st. The word advent isn’t limited to the church. It means the arrival of a notable person, thing or event.Today was day 4, spent almost Read more…

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great unexpectations | Chrissy, Superpower Mom

My parents are in town from Missouri and we are having Friends over tonight- Cocktails with the Kellys. I’m happy and excited. I am enjoying some silence before the frenzy of more preparation starts. Sometimes we want to drive someone to exactly where we want them to be…but all we can really do is take their Read more…

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the same | Chrissy, Super-Powered Mom

Article courtesy of: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker I grew up in Missouri. I went to Catholic school. 96% of everyone I knew were white Catholics. That’s who lived in my neighborhoods and went to my schools all the way up to and including college. It was good and safe and close. It Read more…

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We Can Do This | Chrissy, Super-Powered Mom

Article Courtesy:  Chrissy Kelly, life with greyson + parker There’s no such thing as getting rich quick. No getting skinny quick, either. Darn. No growing your hair long quick. Just doesn’t happen. No beating Cancer quick, getting strong quick or getting happy quick either. There’s absolutely no beating Autism quick. Whatsoever. Even a little. It’s Read more…

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keep swimming | Chrissy, Super-Powered Mom

Article Courtesy:  Chrissy Kelly, life with greyson + parker I don’t need to be normal. I gave up on that a long time ago. And one day I realized normal is actually the last thing I want to be. However, I do want to feel normal… or at least my own version of normal. I like feeling Read more…

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