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A Little Messed Up But We're OK

“We’re a mess.” Those three words spilled out of my mouth just as I had rehearsed them in my head for the previous few days. After all, what else was I going to say that felt both authentic and somewhat vague. 988 more words

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Dear PPCD Teacher...

It is still hard for me to fathom the reality that Braxton is going to start school on Monday, but whether I like it or not (or am ready or not!) it’s happening.   1,269 more words


Why I keep trying

We’re out of food – a common experience when you live with teenagers and they keep inviting friends over.  It’s a near-daily experience.  But the food levels in our house have become a bit tragically low, even for us. 1,274 more words

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Mother of Neglected Special Needs Child Sentenced to Serve 15 Years

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) –  Lakisha Green, the mother who severely neglected her six-year-old special-needs child was sentenced Monday to 17 years with 15 left to serve by Chatham County Superior Court Chief Judge Michael Karpf. 80 more words


Grade 12 A Starts Today

Our adult daughter (I need to write those words) starts back to school today. She is in “Grade 12 A” at a special education high school. 559 more words


Words and meds and more words

This has been the Summer of the Seizure Meds – or “The Great Weaning Experiment”.

After her latest EEG showed no seizure activity, we went ahead with attempting to wean Maura off the seizure medication she’s been on since December of 2007. 341 more words

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Responding to my own post - regarding "Staring"

Yesterday I wrote about dealing with the rubberneckers of life when Maura’s having a loud, public meltdown.

I’ll admit, I was a bit surprised by a few of the comments. 1,128 more words

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