Aren’t you Afraid?

For months I have had so much guilt about not posting to the blog.  But, I have a good excuse.. I think. I have been too busy eating all of the oranges I can handle. Puking my guts out, and falling asleep sitting up. You guessed it… I am pregnant again!     This pregnancy […]

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What do I get out of this?

I usually jot down the important conversations that I have with my students.  Anything meaningful, or that I can’t believe they would say, I like to write down in my planner. Earlier this month, my lovely dog ripped up my beloved planner in an attempt to get to a granola bar that was inside my […]

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Never Stop Advocating

Hey moms, ever find yourself crying in a chair at a special needs advocacy center? Yeah me either… Just kidding.  Did that today. This advocating business is hard. So far, there has been two instances during Nicholas’ lifetime where I have taken advice from trusted professionals that was incorrect.  That’s twice too many.  I am […]

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Some guy’s name – One reason for the Down syndrome misconception.

Down Syndrome has changed my life in the most amazing ways possible.  I look at my son and I think “there is nothing more perfect on this planet.”  However, there is one thing that sucks about it. Before you get mad at me for saying that, just keep reading. John Langdon Down.  That’s the guy […]

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The Embarrassing Google Search

I have never been a fan of just “googling” something to get an answer I need.  I know that any old dummy can put any old thing on the internet, kind of like what I am doing right now! But when I had a baby, Google and I became very close. Hey google, how many […]

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The ripple effect.

I did it.  I did the wrong thing.  I limited my own son. I was watching him do physical therapy this week, and the therapist held a toy that looked like it was miles away from him, and expected him to reach for it.  She might as well have asked him to reach up and […]

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The evening black-outs.

That statement used to mean something completely different a couple of years ago. Now, it’s the phrase I use to describe the evenings after I get home from school. I leave school as soon as the busses do and drive immediately to the sitter’s house. Do a little small talk, and leave. We get home […]

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