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Bumpy Night - Calm Morning - So Far

Last night started out pretty bumpy. All day Shannie’s stats had been good and then late in the evening her heart rate started to rise, a lot. 509 more words

Exercise and Sleep

Exercise seems to be emerging as another piece to Michael’s puzzle.  We always knew that it was very important for him to move around, but it amazed me this week to see how strongly the lack of exercise affected him.   334 more words

Flashback Friday - what it feels like to be a special needs parent

I posted this in July 2012 and it was far and away one of the most read posts on my blog that year. I can’t take any credit for it because it wasn’t written by me, it wasn’t even originally posted on this blog. 1,381 more words

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Evaluation One of Eight is in the Books

We had Cooper’s 1st evaluation of 8 yesterday for the school district. Of course, during a blizzard. What else is new? These 8 evaluations are required to determine if he is eligible for a free spot in a developmental preschool through the school district. 392 more words

Speech Delay

First Night Went Well

Morning from the 4th floor of this wonderful hospital. Shannie had a great first night, albeit an eventful one and not all events are equal. 576 more words

Extreme Parenting

Last night, I had trouble sleeping. I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. It’s not due to a busy schedule. I don’t feel stressed by the volunteer commitments or social events. 449 more words


An Inspired Diptych

So here we are in the middle of another Holy Week—the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter. This is the time when Christians pay especially close attention to the stories of Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. 1,105 more words