The kids had their holiday concerts at school on Tuesday. The teachers did such a great job coordinating everything and the kids were all so cute as they performed their songs – with props (I think I saw a few budding stars up there as well!) As I watched the different grades transition on and… Read More Thankful for Paras!
Within five minutes of observing Gavin, she (and the rest of the team for that matter) said “the issue we have here is this super smart kid is in the wrong body. So we need to fix this.”… Read More Technology is our new best friend!
Boy did “Annie” ever have it right! [Parenting] is a hard-knock life! (Side note: just to be clear, I mean the “Annie” of 1982 release). It’s only now officially spring, but we’re already in summer camp planning mode – as I would think most parents are about now. This is the first summer that Gavin… Read More Parenting: It’s the hard-knock life
When I can’t come up with anything good to write about, I go back and look at the things I wrote to myself in the height of the hardest period of my life – the first year after my first-born was first born and diagnosed with Down syndrome. It was a pretty dark time for… Read More Confessions of a Special Needs Mom
To quote Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch “Tomorrow is Christmas! It’s practically here!” Now while it’s not THAT close, the reality is there are only 10 shopping Fridays left till Christmas (you’re welcome). As much as we may want it to, time doesn’t slow down, stand still or even go in reverse. Not even The Grinch… Read More Time Is The Enemy
When we first started our journey with Gavin and his diagnosis we didn’t know anything. Well aside from the basics of him being a baby and how to care for him in terms of feeding, bathing, diaper changes, etc. But beyond that –when it came time for specialist and therapist appointments and specific questions we… Read More The “Go-To” Family
Dear Second Kid, One day, a couple years down the road, you’ll google (or whatever the kids are using those days) your mom’s name and find this blog post. By the time you do this, you’ll likely have asked yourself why your sister has a baby book completely filled out with pictures and trinkets, the… Read More Dear Second Kid…
This Father’s Day Gran’pa and I took the kids on an adventure. Anytime our family decides to step out of our comfort zone or routine, it’s an adventure. At almost six and just seven, we are beginning to feel comfortable going out to new places in less ‘kid-friendly’ ways. So we set off for Massachusetts, spending half… Read More Father’s Day Adventure!
Just saw this artcle in the Hartford Courant, though I would share it here. Did you know they might change the definition of autism? What do you think? By VANESSA DE LA TORRE and WILLIAM WEIR, email@example.comThe Hartford Courant 12:25 p.m. EST, February 17, 2012 When Caleb Geary was diagnosed with autism at age 3,… Read More Redefining Autism: Proposal Worries Many Parents