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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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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Which will win?
Kids Life

Battle of the Bags

The diaper bag scene has changed in the past eight years. When I first found out that I was pregnant I knew that I was willing to splurge on a good diaper bag. With A, I had gone through about 10 in the first 2.5 years of her life. At $25 a pop, that was …

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Hard of Hearing/Deaf Inspiration Kids

A List

Would you like to know what the world’s best teething toy is? A hearing aid mold. “C, No!” I hear myself say that over and over again as she yanks them out when she is bored and pops those suckers in her mouth. Who knew a baby was so strong to yank out the tubing? …

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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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E and a book
Autism Book Reviews Family Life Inspiration

Book Review Time

I was asked by a friend if I could review and suggest children’s books on some of my posts. Specifically, books that dealt with special needs. I loved the idea! It also made me think. I really have not read a lot of children’s books in this area. It’s not that they don’t exist. I’ve …

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They love each other
Autism Family Life Hard of Hearing/Deaf Kids

unexpected

I have a least favorite sign. I didn’t know that this was possible, but the sign for “No” is my official LEAST FAVORITE SIGN EVER. I actually have a bit of time with just me and C. This is unheard of in the summer months, but A & E are off at church and I …

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