Girl with Broom
Family Life Kids

Living with Disappointment

“Life isn’t always fair. That is something that my mother often told me. As a kid, I expected things to be fair. Early childhood predisposes you to that concept, everyone gets a cupcake, an award, but we aren’t all the same. We won’t have the same experience even if we go through the exact same …

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Just a mom, trying to get her kids insurance back to normal.
Family Life Uncategorized

Days and Days

I’ve been on hold for three days. Yes, you read that right. For three, very long days I have been trying to sort out E’s latest insurance issue. You see, last month I received a letter. It said that E was approved for one type of insurance, another had ended (due to us making too …

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That's a Lie.
Family Life Kids Life Uncategorized

6 months of Cloth

“I feel so violated.” This was the yell that ended cloth diapering with E when he was about 10 months old. Hubs had gone to change his diaper and it wasn’t a fun one. He asked what he needed to do and I told him the routine. That night we went out and bought a …

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FamilyPumpkinPatch
Family Life WAHM Life

Setting Goals

For years, I have wanted to start a blog. For years, I have thought about sharing my thoughts, experiences and funny stories with the world. It took C’s diagnosis and Hubs pushing me to actually make this happen. I’m so glad I’m doing it though. I work part time from home. With one kid in …

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Our Rainbow Baby
Family Life Hard of Hearing/Deaf Uncategorized

Is it CMV?

I’ve talked about the process for C being diagnosed as HoH. I guess now is the time to talk about what happened next. Moving forward. In October, while I was pregnant, I flew to see my parents who were visiting L.A. During that time I was able to get acquainted with a cousin who is …

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They love each other
Autism Family Life My Health Uncategorized

Those Hard Days

It has been almost two weeks since E started back at school. He has had no negative behaviors in the classroom and on Friday the teacher invited him to share lunch with the class the week after Labor Day! This is all fabulous, but. Last night, I was on the phone with a tribe member …

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Standing in our room.
Family Life Life My Health

Purge

Get rid of EVERYTHING! I’m a Type A, love knowing everything, Control Freak. We have been in this house for a little over three years. Before moving in, I donated and sold a ton of things. When we moved in, I made a pile of boxes of things I decided I did not need and …

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Our Family Picture
Family Life Inspiration Kids Life

Positivity

“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” ~ Seth Godin Sometimes we have blue days. Down days. Terrible Days. E gets in these funks and it seems like nothing is going to get through to him. …

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Bloom
Autism Family Life Kids

Back to School

Bloom where you are planted. Sunflowers are these beautiful, bright flowers that grow all over where I live. They have always been my favorite flower. You see, it doesn’t matter what kind of soil a sunflower seed is planted in, it will thrive. Sunflowers overcome adversity. Every single time I see a sunflower, I smile. …

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