Insta #MayberryRoadTrip

August 14, 2014

We headed out last Thursday morning with an extensive itinerary. My stretch goal was to be on the road by 7:00 am, putting us in Auburn around 11:00 for lunch with my friend AnnMarie and her daughter Hannah, though my drop-dead pull out time was 8:00 am. We pulled out of the driveway at 7:08, […]

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Seven Snippets: Last Week’s Mystery Man, Ferris Bueller Shows Us #HowtoDad, and My Current Theme Song

August 8, 2014

— 1 — Remember the two handsome young men pictured in this week’s Sun-Beams post? Obviously, the one on the right is Nathan; the one on the left is sweet Alec. Alec’s mom, Christina, has been reading the blog for awhile and deduced that we must live somewhere near the coastal Alabama/Florida panhandle I-10 corridor. She and her […]

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Mayberry Road Trip: The Sequel and a Giveaway!

August 7, 2014

The Endless Summer is almost over. And I don’t mean “Endless Summer” in a good way. Sarah Kate has been home from school since April 2 – over four months! – and the rehab has been going on for over two. We’ve been in potty training hell for … too long. But both kids will be back […]

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Nathan and the Green “P”

August 5, 2014

Several weeks ago, I expressed my frustration to G, Nathan’s speech therapist, about how he chews his shirts, the tails of stuffed animals, and other inappropriate objects around the house. She ducked into the back and reappeared with two pieces of tubing – green and blue – that she had cut off of a roll […]

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Sun-Beams: August 3, 2014

August 3, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Employees turn away special needs children from some carnival rides - On Special Needs […]

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Seven Snippets: Crab Video, Roll Tide (GULP), and a Mother’s Desperate Plea for Some Orange and Blue Love

August 1, 2014

— 1 — My mother-in-law brought a small tent with her last weekend. She set it up in the backyard and both kids climbed in – Nathan sans undies because … potty training. I looked at Mr. Andi and asked, “Over/under on 15 minutes.” He claimed “over” and I ducked inside to grab my phone to […]

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We Had a Good Run, But Now It’s Over

July 31, 2014

Remember back when we moved Nathan to the big boy bed, but he wouldn’t nap in his room because … daylight … or something? Back when my queen size bed was converted, like clockwork, into a jump-jump each afternoon? No? Then feel free to read up on it here and come right back. But then […]

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Let’s Talk About Special Needs Parent Guilt

July 30, 2014

I’ve got a new guest post up today at DifferentDream.com about the guilt that special needs parents (and especially moms) have – it’s similar to the guilt that all moms have, but more intense because our children’s needs are more intense. We blame ourself for our children’s condition, or we feel guilty when we don’t push […]

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Inner Beauty Beach: The Return

July 29, 2014

A month ago, I stated that we wouldn’t go to the beach this summer. I was sure the only time my toes would sink in the white-sand beaches and my clothes would smell like the salt air would be the day that my friend Leigh Ann eloped on our favorite beach. Mr. Andi was only slightly more […]

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Sun-Beams: July 27, 2014

July 27, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. A Letter to My Son About Autism - A poignant look into one family’s […]

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