Monthly Archives: January 2011

No. Please, You Keep the Change….

Change is not a happy word around our house.  It triggers bad reactions in my son.  And I don’t mean “tantrums”.  Tantrums are a normal part of childhood development and children grow out of them as they learn to speak … Continue reading

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Best Friends Don’t Fart!

I know I’m just starting out in the blogosphere but I’ve already figured out this neat little trick called “Guest Posts”. Another Karen (actually Caryn) told me all about them. This is where I can take a moment to catch … Continue reading

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Foggy Days..

Each morning, my son and I head down a hill from 1800 feet above sea level to about 200 feet above sea level, about 30 miles to civilization. Where we live, oftentimes, we are “above the fog” that rolls in … Continue reading

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Truth, Happiness and the Chia Pet Seeds

I read, recently, that I’m not alone in putting my makeup, hair, clothes and general appearance on the back burner.   Many of us mamas are busy tying shoelaces, wiping noses, making lunches, driving to appointments, folding laundry and working … Continue reading

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Dancing Around Prejudice.

My son goes through phases.  Sometimes, he loves to listen to music.  Sometimes, the music has to be off.  Right now, we’re kind of in neutral, neither pro nor anti music.  When we are in the pro music cycle, oh, … Continue reading

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Unprepared.

In college and graduate school and for years after, I had “nightmares”. These nightmares always carried the same theme. I was late for an important exam and couldn’t get there. There were obstacles. Or I hadn’t studied and I was … Continue reading

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Early Ignorance

My son was diagnosed with autism in April of 2010.  He was almost four years old when we received this news.  It was not the shocking blow that I’ve heard other parents describe.  For me, that blow came at Christmas … Continue reading

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