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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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Both or Neither

There’s nothing like an end of year school program to feel like a card carrying parent… At Grey’s typical preschool the kids have been practicing forever for their end of the year program. They are so adorable…  Grey’s Teacher shadow and I discussed it before hand and we were going to have Grey stand on Read more…

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Extreme

Four years ago tomorrow I thought I pee’d myself while I was walking the dogs… And now, four years later my heart has been broken wide open…which hurts but also lets in lots more room for love. I see milestones pass before my eyes… first steps, first word- Wow, the first moment I laid eyes on Read more…

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Keeping Watch

I’m taking deep breaths right now… In and out… Whoooshhhh… The bad part of the weekend? The goodness that comes to an abrupt halt at around 8pm Sunday evening… I start to think of the week and my heart starts to beat faster…and not the good kind of beat faster. I feel like I’m giving Read more…

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Deep Breaths

I believe in hot and sweaty summer nights and crickets and sundresses and warm breezes I believe in the under dog. They are usually almost always absolutely my favorite I believe music makes little teeny tiny band aids that find the hurt and make it a little better I believe good things come to those Read more…

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Wrong Planet

This is a post for you… The Friend that reads this blog every day… Sometimes at night right after I hit publish…and sometimes you write me and you say that my blog is the first thing you read each day… sometimes from your phone before you even get out of bed. You are totally my people…My word 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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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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