The Unraveling

M1 applied for a job at a local day care facility. She was convinced they would hire her just a matter of getting back the paperwork from the Office of Children and Family Services. On Tuesday it dawned on me that if the paperwork submitted had been handed in on Thursday it would be back... Continue Reading →

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An Unexpected Story

I will start by saying I cried when it happened so you might want to get a tissue. We went out to dinner last night, myself, M2, N and Baby K. The place knows us and inevitably when we go there we see people we know. It is a small Italian place but the food... Continue Reading →

M1 Thoughts

Here is a real conversation between me and M1. It has only been edited to remove identifying data. It starts with me and the italics is M1 OK so for her party just a few questions and I am not trying to be super nosy or anything.... Did you want me to bring "Baby K"... Continue Reading →

Remembering to Celebrate

I have learned, as a parent of children with disabilities, to be happy and celebrate the small goals. It is hard sometimes because when I see young ladies at church and in the community who are clearly my kids ages doing things my kids cannot or have not yet done, it is easy to be... Continue Reading →

I Am Not Teflon

So I do my best to keep all the moving pieces in my life from an off course collision but I fail many many times. Today as I sat in tears in my counselor's office I said something I have not said in years. I told her I was so freaking hopeless I was not... Continue Reading →

The Fog of this Week

I have heard people say that as you get older time goes faster. At this point in my life I am shocked at how fast the time as past since I got Baby K. The rush of getting up, getting everyone ready, rushing to work, getting home, rushing for dinner, rushing to tae kwon do... Continue Reading →

Managing Frustration

N was away at respite this weekend. When I went downstairs to put some new clothes on her bed I saw the bag of chips that was missing. I sighed, second time in three weeks she has stolen food from me. I took her off the internet and waited for her to return and of... Continue Reading →

End of Summer Fun

Our favorite fair located just a short drive away. Go ahead try to pronounce it LOL. Welcome to our last day of summer vacation tradition known as "the fair". Now to be clear there are many many fairs in NY and near us. We like this one the best because of its size and what... Continue Reading →

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