We’re Still Whacking the Moles Around Here


Did you miss me on Tuesday? I missed you guys, and unfortunately…I’m going to be missing you a little bit longer. One of the most vile GI bugs I’ve heard about it in awhile has been making the rounds down here and took our family out – all four of us, Mr. Andi and within […]

Seven Snippets: Whack-a-Mole Edition!


— 1 — Last week, after my dad read the blog post about our new puppy, Gabi, he gave me a call and he sounded a wee bit giddy. Although I had forgotten it, he had two pointers when I was little, including one who was named Gus that I adored who died of cancer when I was […]

When a Win Doesn’t Feel Like a Win


On Tuesday, I shared a few details about the birthday boys, including my favorite gift that Nathan received – a magnetic sight words sentence set. I was uber-proud of him for picking up on the words so quickly, so on Tuesday morning during breakfast when he asked me to play the game with him, I […]

Birthday Boys!


I suck at birthday parties. Seriously. I think it’s awesome that moms have the energy and creativity and gumption to plan elaborate themed parties for their kids, but I’m just not one of them. But what I do love to do on birthdays? Take pictures! Nathan turned five on Friday, so it’s time for the […]

How Therapists Are Like Grandparents

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Have you ever noticed that therapists have a lot in common with grandparents? Over the weekend, I was preparing a talk I’m giving this week to a group of speech-language pathology graduate students. I was invited to speak because these are students who know a lot about the therapy side of things, but don’t yet have […]

Nathan: Full of Surprises


Way back in 2012, when Nathan was not-quite two and a half, his early intervention speech therapist was at the house. He was playing with one of his favorite toys at the time, a green-and-white Leapfrog My Own Leaptop. When he first got it, he loved it – probably because he thought he was getting […]

Gone But Not Forgotten…Take Two, Times Two


A few weeks ago, we sold Sarah Kate’s softball gear. We kept her glove and her first bat as memorabilia, but the other bat, her helmet with the giant “Kat” sticker, and the gear bag went to a first-time player – the daughter of a friend of a friend of mine. I was sad to […]