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So far, so good

Maura’s been doing well so far with the seizure med weaning.  This is Week Three, and we’re going down 1 ml per week, so I’m guessing we’re hitting the point where if something’s going to happen, we’re going to start seeing it. 413 more words

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Summer R&R- My ASD kid just being a kid!

“2 months of rest and no homework!”

I smile to myself as I listen to Lincoln tell me why he loves summer vacation.
He has come up to sneak under the covers with him Mom who uses her first day of vacation to sleep in past the regular 5:15am wake up. 755 more words

A Mother's Perspective

I'm a Grownup Woman, Mom!

The moments of transition planning continue minute by minute. Our beautiful butterfly seems so eager to break free from her chrysalis. She wants to experience flying with her beautiful new wings. 490 more words


Making Each Minute Matter

We’re on the verge of a huge lifestyle change. Our developmentally delayed adult daughter is going to transition to group living. I feel so many conflicting emotions that I’ve given myself a headache. 579 more words


Why my daughter may never receive a diagnosis

This topic came up among friends last week, when I was chatting with them about how we’re starting the med-weaning process – the fact that Maura may never receive a diagnosis. 592 more words

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Summer Plans 2.0

So I had summer plans with things like “Find cabinet where I can lock up ALL the things from Maura” and “start writing a new book” and “food shopping”. 227 more words

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A letter to my son

Dear Jason,

We did it. The publisher returned the edited book today. I have to be honest with you dear, mom did not ace grade school English. 307 more words