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Merry Christmas, Delivery Drivers

My absolute favorite part of the holidays is spreading holiday cheer to those who find themselves in stressful situations, particularly those who serve the populations of people this time of year in retail, food service, and delivery drivers! I don't know about you guys, but delivery drivers inevitably find their way to our home during… Continue reading Merry Christmas, Delivery Drivers

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The Birthday Party

This past weekend we experienced what will go down in our family history as "THE Birthday party". The first class party B was invited to. Maybe daddy and Blake won't have such a remembrance of it as I will, because, moms tend to remember this stuff more than everyone else, but it sure will be… Continue reading The Birthday Party

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Give Them A Break

  Sometimes our kids need a break from their schedule.  B is involved in Tae Kwon Do and baseball, plus he has therapies and counseling throughout the week. This makes our days after school quite busy, often resulting in us not getting home until 7:30 each night.  Some people have told me he's too busy… Continue reading Give Them A Break

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Cult of Personality: Discover Who You Are & Make a Difference

Is it just me or are personality tests becoming a popular read on social media newsfeeds? I often share my personality discoveries on social media, as do many others. I love finding others who are similar to me. Maybe it makes me feel less crazy. Less manic. More normal. I'm a personality test addict. You… Continue reading Cult of Personality: Discover Who You Are & Make a Difference

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Tell Me More

"I need to talk to you about your son", she said last night, after she'd pulled me across the parking lot at the bowling alley, eager to speak with me. Her son and Blake are in the same class this year. These conversations never go well. I watched her with intent eyes, studying her demeanor… Continue reading Tell Me More

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Here We Come Kindergarten: My Hopefully Helpful Informational Sheet

In just two weeks my baby boy will begin Kindergarten! I can hardly believe this day is here! It seems like just yesterday he was babbling away on the changing table. I've purchased his backpack, lunchbox, school supplies, and school uniforms. So now we excitedly wait for the first day of school. He seems to… Continue reading Here We Come Kindergarten: My Hopefully Helpful Informational Sheet

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Cleaning: A Photo Checklist

I'm always trying out different tools to help Blake be a little more successful, and tips and tricks that will make our lives run a little smoother, without compromising important values we hold. By "values" I mean not allowing crutches or excuses to be used for behaviors. Blake has a hard time following multi-step directions,… Continue reading Cleaning: A Photo Checklist

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Sensory Scout Blanket

  Recently I purchased the Sensory Scout Blanket for Blake after I kept seeing ads for it on my social media newsfeed. It caught my interest because I've been meaning to upgrade his current weighted blanket to another; he's grown so much that his feet stick out of the bottom! He still uses a weighted… Continue reading Sensory Scout Blanket

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Eye Appointment

Blake’s eye appt today lasted 2 hours. I spent a lot of time prepping him and explaining how the exam would work since it was his first; machines, what he would have to do, etc. I failed to explain to him the dilation and that whole process. He was amazing the whole time but fell… Continue reading Eye Appointment

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Fear

It’s summer. It’s 8:30pm, and I’m drinking coffee because I have a ton of work to do. Starting a business has been much harder than I ever thought it would be. I don’t exactly know what I thought my expectations were when it came to the “ease” of it, but it’s proving to be a… Continue reading Fear