April 2012

When bubbles burst: Alleged abuse of special needs students hits way too close to home

I’m not saying that I’ve been living in a bubble. I mean, I don’t think you CAN live in a bubble when you parent a special needs child. You must remain vigilant at all times; whether for medical reasons, potential IEP shenanigans, or anything pertaining to the well-being and continued development of your child, you [...]

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Special Needs Ryan Gosling: Hey Girl, Week 11

Ryan Gosling’s been MIA around here lately and I have to say that things just haven’t been the same. So today I bring you Ryan, in all of his Gosling Glory, doing what he does best; cheering me up and keeping me focused after another week of special needs parenting:     It’s good to [...]

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The Great Bike Giveaway: Special Bikes for Special Kids

One of the great joys of childhood is feeling the wind against your face as you race your bike, your feet pedaling towards nothing and everything all at once, faster and faster until the landscape begins to blur and the only sound you hear is the beating of your heart and the crunch of gravel [...]

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DAMMIT, Pinterest

  Well, it’s finally happened folks. I’ve lost my damn mind. I know it’s been in the cards for a while now, but I never imagined that it would manifest itself in rainbow-colored baked goods. But yet, here I am, making homemade Colorburst Cupcakes, for Andrew’s 10th birthday party, a feat which requires both skill [...]

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Autism advice on Huffington Post has Parents in a Huff.

Apparently, nothing brings autism families together like an article that gives really bad advice. Today I’ve seen almost ALL of my social media friends -many of whom are on opposing sides of the many issues relating to autism- rally together because of a particular piece entitled 10 Things To Do After An Autism Diagnosis written [...]

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