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I've got to stop trying to take Maura to Whole Foods

“I’m going to the store.” I stupidly said out loud.

“Wait for me!” Maura said, grabbing her backpack, shoving a pony into it.  “I’m ready!” 1,037 more words

Special Needs

Cords That Cannot Be Broken


“I tried to connect with another parent raising a child with special needs, but she compared her child to mine. She said I can’t understand what she goes through. 600 more words

Special Needs Parenting


I’ve realised that a sense of humour is essential in my life as often things don’t go to plan and the only option I have is to laugh. 273 more words



Back to work following a lovely holiday weekend.   Starting the week on Tuesday often feels harder than on a usual Monday. Having the one extra day of a holiday weekend is just enough to sink one into total relaxation, making the Tuesday start of the week a wee bit jarring. 321 more words

Family Life

Crafting a New Narrative

We had a dear friend over for dinner a couple of nights ago. I’ve known this woman for nearly thirty-five years, and we have worked together for thirty of those years, both as teachers and in our publishing company. 674 more words


We're not in Kansas anymore...

“Of all the things that are different its the bees that make me homesick, they look like regular bees but they are blue and purple. Every time I catch a glimpse I think it is a real bee but then I am reminded that it is not home.” 238 more words

Autism; Second Verse Same As The First

The Countdown

Today was Charlie’s last Early Intervention appointment ever. She has aged out of the program and is on to bigger kid things.

In a week, Charlie will be three. 218 more words