The Boy is about to turn 12. I’m baffled as to how that happened. I can’t possibly be old enough to have a 12 year old. Of course, a birthday means a birthday party. Always chaotic, stressful, & expensive. His birthday falls on Thursday this year, but of course, being a school day, the plan would be to have it on the following Saturday. Certainly that was HIS plan. However, being the…Continue
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I am no stranger to making sacrifices. After all, I drove a used mini-van for more than a decade. So, when my husband decided that our family needed to economize - big time - I was all for it. Sure, I could cut my trips to Target. I could even buy a cheaper boxed wine for my husband. But, I think if I go any lower than Franzia by…Continue
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How could I best describe myself in as few words as possible? An unorganized frenzy. This is how I feel most days of my life! You would think that by now, since I realize that I am indeed unorganized, that I would have fixed my "problem" and get myself together and organized, but this is ME we are talking about here. I am the queen of procrastination, if its stressful or requires a lot of effort then you can bet I'm going to find some way to put it off. I don't do this because I enjoy my…Continue
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I feel as if I’m losing control. My moods are unpredictable. Mostly I’m in a decent mood, even happy. But sometimes, for no good reason, I get irritated. This is not a new experience; I’ve been getting these mood swings since approx jan 08. Through my multiple misdiagnoses I’ve learned it could be caused by many things. But the reality is that regardless of what’s causing it, I feel like sometimes I’ve…Continue
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For children, playing is both fun and educational. They may not realize it but when kids play they are learning a variety of skills. These skills are important in school, but they are also necessary for day-to-day activities.
Playing individually has unique benefits for children. But playing in groups adds the chance to develop important social skills. Children need ample opportunity to play both individually and with others to round out their…Continue
Added by Brigitte Anderson on June 13, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments
Years ago, when I moved out on my own, I didn’t have much money. As I began figuring it all out with limited funds–simple, frugal living happened naturally.
Paper towels cost money, so I began to use them with more thought (completely opposite of how…Continue
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Last night I spent some time in the company of some amazing women. All mothers, all with school age kids under the age of 10, all of whom “get it”.
About a month ago, a friend and I had the idea to start a small support group. The original idea was for mothers or fathers of kids who are on the spectrum, and with the help of the school district, we
reached out to parents to see if anyone wanted to meet, just to talk.
Our first meeting last month was so nice that…
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The best sleep I’ve ever experienced has happened at church. It was delicious. All warm and cozy. I was out as soon as my head hit the mini-van headrest. No, I wasn’t at a drive-in church. Do they have those? If not, I’m telling you that is a good idea. I was in the church parking lot which I have found makes an optimum place to nap.…Continue
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