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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

When Mommy Needs Reminding

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago. I knew things were going to get crazy, as we are in the middle of the below-referenced PCS. I am still trying … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Coming Home

All things considered, our circuitous cross-country PCS move will total approximately 4,000 fun-filled miles. That’s right, four THOUSAND miles from the mid-Atlantic to New England, a pit stop in the … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Back to School with a Schultuete

A schul-tu-what? It’s pronounced shool-too-tuh, and this is a 200-year old German tradition consisting of a large cone filled with treats, candy, and back-to-school supplies. It has become a tradition … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Train Your (Future) Doctor

As special needs families, how many times haven’t we wished that our doctor, or our child’s doctor, could spend the afternoon with us? That they could see our realities and … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 2 Comments


400177519 Those nine numbers were the catalyst for a war against insurance. What started as a routine reauthorization for occupational therapy, turned into weeks of calls, denials, and errors on … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Geek Club Books Giveaway!

We’ve joined the club – the Geek Club, that is! Geek Club books is dedicated to helping children with differences discover “how awesome [they] are.” More than a website, Geek Club … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 15 Comments

Your Box is Broken

As we are in the process of PCSing cross-country, so too am I in the process of registering the boys for their new school. This involves a ridiculous amount of … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

The IEP Game

You wouldn’t know by my frequent blog posting, perhaps, but we are in the middle of a cross-country PCS. Cross-country PCS – as if we know any other kind. We … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Edge of Reality

Last week I attended the Ehlers Danlos National Foundation conference. I wasn’t prepared for how much those 3 days would change me.  I get to the top of the escalator … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Living in the Moment

Deployment is looming  on the horizon. Again. And there goes my heart. I know, I’m blessed. My husband has a job in a very difficult economic environment. We have a … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 3 Comments