Autism Awareness Month is every day for me April is National Autism Awareness month and while I celebrate Autism Awareness every day, I thought it would be nice to share with all of you what Autism means to my family. My son, Jamie, is almost 16 years old. He was born 5.5 weeks early and…

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We are traveling again. Soon, our family of four will be packing up and heading out to a family wedding. This entails us (me) packing for four people, planning the dog’s stay at Grandma’s house while we’re gone, and of course, making all of the travel arrangements. The hubs tries to help, but honestly, he’s…

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New School, New Assessments Two weeks ago, Jamie started at his new school, bringing along a whole slew of issues that we have faced in the past and are pretty much used to. For instance, there is always the phone call from the nurse asking all sorts of questions about his health history and how…

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Last summer I was scrolling through Facebook while Jamie and Ri watched a show. I came across a post by the Laurie Berkner Band. If you haven’t heard of them, you’re probably living under a rock and probably not reading this right now because you don’t have wifi under said rock. The Kids’ First Concert!…

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There are many things that let us know we have special kids who happen to have special needs. Since some of our friends and loved ones don’t know a lot of them, I thought I’d give them a little Cliff’s Note into what identifies us.  If you agree with any of these or would like…

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought all she wanted was to be married to the man of her dreams and have beautiful children. She never thought of much more than that. When folks asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she replied, “a wife and mother”. Maybe…

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There are days when I wish more than anything that my son could talk.  He is 10 years old and is non-verbal.  I know I’m not alone in wishing this.  A lot of Mamas and Papas out there have never heard their child utter a single syllable.  Some of us have heard our children speak…

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For this Wishful Wednesday, I had a pretty good post about wishing people wouldn’t lie.  I was alost done and realized it was time for me to take Jamie to his yearly neurology appointment.  So, I saved the document, got Jamie ready to go and we took off down the road.  Little did I know…

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So, I decided that it was time to potty train Jamie.  He is almost 10 years old.  If you’ve read my posts in the past, you know that Jamie has cerebral palsy and some other health issues, but nothing that would make potty training too terribly hard.  Or so I thought. Jamie had been giving…

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I noticed a while back that my sweet-faced little man was starting to get a mustache.  Surely this was just a trick of the lights, right?  Shoot, in the right (or wrong, in my case) light, even I have a mustache, much to my aesthetician’s delight (I would swear we come from hairy peasants).  It…

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Now, I know what you’re thinking: “My kid is an angel.” And, I’m absolutely certain you’re right. My own kids are my angels. However, I’m of the firm opinion that there are actual angels who walk among us. I know, that sounds kind of hokey. But, let me explain. One night a couple of weeks…

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So, when Joel and I got married, we dreamed of having a baby right away. We got married in September, and by December, we were expecting. Unlike some of our dearest friends, we have never had any trouble getting pregnant. Seriously, it was like he looked at me funny, and BAM! I was pregnant. What…

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When it comes to us parents of KWSNs, we are the Ty Pennington’s of modifying our homes to suit our kids’ needs.  We have modified our own home and we have friends who have done the same to enable their children to use things in the house without assistance.  Wouldn’t you add a step stool…

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Or, as I like to call it “A direct route to Crazy Town”. I know exactly what I’m talking about here, folks.  My family and I have traveled quite a bit in the last 4 years.  Half of our family lives in Florida while the other half call Minnesota home.  We live in Kentucky.  That’s…

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