Sun-Beams: October 12, 2014

October 12, 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. Disabled Army vet Noah Galloway turns heads on cover of Men’s Health – Overcoming not […]

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Seven Snippets: Adorable Sushi Dates, Progress on the Fire Truck Bed, and the Southern Elaine Benes

October 10, 2014

— 1 — This story about Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin and his new friend Ann may be the cutest thing I have seen all year. It’s almost six minutes long, but worth every second. You can read more about the story here and here. — 2 — The kids and I went to the county band […]

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There’s No Village for Special Needs

October 9, 2014

I’ve noticed a lot of people these days lamenting the loss of the “village” in parenting. In the past, women banded together to help each other; the newbies had built-in mentors to lean on for help or advice. But today, extended families are scattered, so mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts are no longer readily available to […]

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Nathan’s First Fun Run

October 7, 2014

You saw the picture on Sunday. Nathan looked “all grown up” – ready to attempt his first 1-mile fun run. He was looking at the camera, smiling broadly, as if to say, “I got this.” The reality? Not quite as smooth as you might expect. It was a last-minute decision to put him in the race. […]

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Sun-Beams: October 5, 2014

October 5, 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. 4-year-old boy with Down syndrome denied birthday party at gymnastics studio – The story (told […]

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Seven Snippets: Joyful Defiance, Meal Planning, and the Un-pampered Chef

October 3, 2014

— 1 — No doubt it: Nathan is a stickler for his routine. We’ve noticed him being a little … quirky … about wanting things done certain ways, but it was always pretty mild and somewhat charming. Now that he’s going to the same school five days per week (and therefore has the same daily routine), […]

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Sorta-Confessions of a CP Parent

October 2, 2014

A couple of years ago, Sarah wrote a post, Confessions From a CP Adult, that I saved to my “Post Ideas” notebook in Evernote. I have dozens of ideas, going back over three years, in that notebook, most of which I will never use. But I re-read Sarah’s post recently and in light of the fact […]

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Our Ordinary Extraordinary Saturday

September 30, 2014

Last fall, we took the kids to their first Auburn football game. I stressed about navigating Game Day in the days leading up to it, and parts of it were, without a doubt, a challenge. It was bittersweet and strange, but I was glad that we took them – so glad that we decided to […]

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Sun-Beams: September 28, 2014

September 28, 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. According to Jenkins, Best to Keep a Person With Down Syndrome at Home – A […]

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Seven Snippets: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Fire Truck (Bed)

September 26, 2014

— 1 — You want to see what progress has been made on the Fire Truck Bed, right? Well, your wish is my command: This photo was taken Wednesday night, before Mr. Andi built the steps (which will double as storage). It’ll probably be a couple more weeks before it’s completely finished – we (read: Mr. Andi) […]

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