What Is Normal?

July 27, 2013
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“But he looks so normal!” I hear this frequently, and every time I do, it gets a little easier. I used to try and figure out if the well-intended speaker meant that my son looks too normal to have the kinds of trials he does, if they meant I was “lucky” that he looks like…

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Hiding Vegtables in Sauce

August 22, 2012
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Hiding Vegtables in Sauce

I’m always looking for ways to increase veggies into The Olders diet. Because of his sensory issues it’s hard, and before tonight the only vegetable he’d eat were canned peas. Nothing else. Ever. I knew he would, however, eat the heck out of pizza, so I figured rather than fight it, I’d just add to…

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When You Can’t Find the Words

July 29, 2012
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… sometimes a song has to speak for you. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by all The Older has to deal with and all the upcoming tests, evaluations, and appointments he still has to endure. If I hear a song that says exactly what I want him to know, I get an urge to pull together something…

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Reusing Jar Candle Tops

June 25, 2012
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I’ve had 4 Yankee Candle jar toppers sitting in my kitchen drawer for about 6 months. Every time I open the drawer I think I need to throw them away, but you know me; I just couldn’t do it. I finally found a use for them! Call me crazy, but it worked well This was…

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I Hope You Know

June 1, 2012
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I hope you know… above all else, you are the driving force behind what I do and what I fight for. I hope you know… inside I’m crying when I have to do something for your own good that I know you won’t like. I hope you know… it doesn’t hurt any less when I…

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