Category Archives: Random musings

So….Potty Training


Yeah, it’s not going well. We’ve had a total of three successes.  That’s it. ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis, a type of autism therapy) specialists recommend taking an autistic child to the bathroom every 15 minutes.  Who has time for that … Continue reading

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Lucky, lucky us


No, I don’t mean that facetiously.  We are lucky.  We are extremely lucky that we live where we do.  For four years, we tried to sell our house so we could move to Eaton Rapids, where Eric teaches.  It just … Continue reading

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When I’m Gone


I’ve been thinking a lot about what would happen to my kids if Eric and I should meet an untimely end together.  Besides Roman, I have two other children, one with special needs.  Tycen has Neurofibromatosis which has led to … Continue reading

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Ode to Katie


I want to put this out there:  Roman and I really like Katie.  She is his aide at school.  Katie’s full-time job is to be focused on Roman and his education.  Katie does Roman’s sensory exercises with him everyday, communicates … Continue reading

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Why I’ve been MIA


Life is a choose your own adventure book.  Remember those things?  Every few pages, you would choose to go one way or another.  Then, a few pages of story would follow to lead you to another quandary.  Everyday, we make … Continue reading

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What she really wants for Christmas


“Do you think that Santa could help Roman talk?  That would be the coolest Christmas present ever.” Those words came directly from the mouth of my daughter today.  I had no answer, instead tears welled up in my eyes and … Continue reading

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To the Michigan Senate: You fail


“This is a serious condition for which we all have sympathy, but to pick it out among the basket of conditions that aren’t covered or for which insurance is inadequate is just unfair.” Sen. Tom George (R) This quote deserves … Continue reading

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I am the fixer


When something’s dark, let me shed a little light on it. When something’s cold, let me put a little fire on it. When something’s old, I wanna put a little shine on it. When something’s gone, I wanna fight to … Continue reading

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Autism insurance reform in Michigan


I wanted to share a video.  It’s of Brian Calley, the new lieutenant governor of Michigan talking about his daughter, Reagan, who has autism and about autism insurance reform here in Michigan.  Like many other states, insurers in Michigan are … Continue reading

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Thankfulness


It’s that time of year.  Everyone in the United States is thinking about what they’re thankful for.  There has been a thread up on my mommy message board about it for a week, but I never really took the time … Continue reading

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