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 →

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Respite Day

I had a whole day to myself on Saturday if you can believe it!! N was at weekend respite and M1 picked up M2 so I could go on a black belt retreat with the other black belt students in TKD. My BFF teased me it was a practice run for my upcoming trip to... Continue Reading →

Gender Reveal

Yep today was the ultrasound and it's a girl. I want to be happy but I am not. I feel like the holy high roller just threw me a bone with this one and while I am grateful, I am not. I sent M1 and article yesterday on the cost for the first year raising... Continue Reading →

Volunteering

OK let me take a break from M1 drama for a moment and type about the other two kiddos and what they have been up to. They have been doing all right and the fact M1 stays away most days from our home is fine as they fight a lot less. Today we went volunteering... Continue Reading →

Learning Skills

Today was one of the worst morning starts ever!!!!! OMG M2 and N going at it over a pair of shoes that M2 said N could borrow that both wanted to wear today. UUUUUGGGGGGGG, the real issue, today we had orientation for their new volunteer job of cat care at the local animal shelter. Both... Continue Reading →

Navigating Job Readiness

Nope not M1 this time!! So at this point N has a vocational worker who is teaching her things that are required for on the job. Problem, N assumes this means that next week at 16 she can apply for and get a job no issues. While the worker and I have both told her... Continue Reading →

A Conversation with M1

ThisĀ  morning M1 messages me and the following conversation occurred...... ------------------------------------------------------------------ Can you bomb a house to get rid of mice? This house is gonna be condemned soon I watched a mouse give birth last night in their oven Nope S**** It has to be thoroughly cleaned Damn If the county truly condemns it you... Continue Reading →

One Year Anniversary

OK a year ago today we had N to our house for the first full week of time with us. She helped me make the Thanksgiving dinner and was generally compliant with directions and requests. We did not get to bring her back on time due to lake effect snow at Hillside, so the week... Continue Reading →

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