Man in the Mirror

My Dad taught me that you can scare the crap out of someone without raising your voice. It involves unwavering eye contact, long pauses and deep breaths. He taught me that money does not define you- whether you have it or not. He taught me that a 1985 Sky Blue Buick La Sabre (my 2nd car Read more…

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Be Like Tree

Many days are hard. I’m counting down the minutes until bed time. I feel like I’m tired and I’m just doing it all wrong because it should be so easy…but it’s so…not…. Not because of Autism- heck no- just because I’m a Mom. I don’t soak up the details- I’m not in Mothering bliss…I make it Read more…

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Keep Jumping

I feel a faint cloud over Holidays… Not a downpour…but gray skies for sure. I think each year will get easier. The sad lingers less each time… I’m working at no expectations but it’s going to take some practice… I kind of suck at it right now. Easter ended at 10am at our house. I was Read more…

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365

One year ago… One year ago today Greyson was diagnosed with Autism… And in that year, I’ve come to realize that my second son Parker…also has Autism.  (Insert your own preferred curse word here). What an outrageous, remarkable, painful, eye opening- and most of all beautifulyear. Thank you God for the past year…For the love hidden in Read more…

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Never Give Up

I was so excited all day… Almost giddy really…No expectations– I’d whisper just to be safe. This was gonna be good- and I just knew it. He was gonna surprise me. He always does. We were taking the boys to see Yo Gabba Gabba -Live, Greyson’s favorite TV show since he could watch TV- and Parker’s Read more…

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The Time Is Now

It’s never too late to… Take more pictures Say I love you or I’m really sorry Get some balls Fall in love Start working out Have a good childhood…now Take a risk Be a good Friend Change your routine _______________________ Google tells me what key words helped people find my blog… When I see someone Read more…

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Normal Kind of Crazy

If I let myself off the hook from writing more often- then I would let myself off the hook from looking for inspiration…  I need to find some sort of morsel of inspiration in order to write… And if I didn’t write very often, I might not look for inspiration as much. That’s not OK with me. Like Read more…

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Multi Task

In the United States an Individualized Education Program, commonly referred to as an IEP, is mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Kids with developmental delays, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, ADHD and other conditions warrant an IEP in the public school system. The IEP ensures that every child that learns differently is taughtdifferently in a Read more…

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The Dot

I forgot how extra hard Mom’ing is with Michael out of town every week for work… It’s been a few weeks so I’m quite rusty… I’m currently in the midst of a patience deficit… As we speak Greyson is turning the only light in the room on and off and on…and off…and on…and it is Read more…

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Good Intentions

Late this morning I went for a run… A super slow, 3 mile, butt cheeks flapping and mocking me in the wind kind of run… But as the perfection post mentioned- the slow butt cheek flopping run is better than the super duper fast 5 mile run that I don’t go on… While running, my music wouldn’t Read more…

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Brave New World

The lights were brilliant and so bright they actually hurt my eyes… Everything was foreign to me…the street signs, the cars, the buildings… the smells hung heavy in the air…a mixture of fish and scooter exhaust and other things I couldn’t pinpoint. I was walking down a street alone in Shinjuku- one of the busiest Read more…

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Celebrate Life

No promises… no guarantees… Life can be so good and it can hurt so bad… I think the best way we can honor the lives lost in Newtown Connecticut is to cherish our own life. The best way we can honor those grieving parents is to cherish our own sweet children… This weekend I think Read more…

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