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The Bucket and the Mandrake: Two Small Stories, One Big Lesson

October 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Varda was kind enough to host me today on The Squashed Bologna as part of her weekly Special Needs Sibling Saturday series.

Among other accolades, she has been selected as a BlogHer 2011 Voice of the Year and a Top 25 Autism Blog on The Babble (hint: if you like my blog think much more popular and go from there). As you will figure out when reading her blog, Varda has a very old recently widowed mother and a pair of 8 year old twin boys, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum, and the other of whom has some ADD (as does she).



Varda’s writing is funny, touching and insightful – make sure to check it out!

Click here to read my Special Needs Sibling Saturdays story (titled above) on The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation.

A Look At What’s Ahead – Special Weekend Edition

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

October is halfway over, which is just unbelievable, partly because we have been so incredibly busy and partly because it has been so freaking hot out. Fall, where are you? We went apple picking last weekend and were all sweating and filthy by the time we got home.

I acknowledge that my “personal” posts have been, for lack of a better word, missing. Despite what it looks like, I have been reading survey entries (see right sidebar) and am listening to requests for more personal stories. To prove it, here is a sneak peek at what’s coming up!

The Bucket and the Mandrake: Two Small Stories, One Big Lesson – two examples of sibling heroism in our family. **This post will be featured on The Squashed Bologna on Saturday.**

Patience and Foortitude: I Love You, Machine Gun Mouth – If you think I have a lot to say, then you haven’t walked James to school. An actual excerpt from one of our walks followed my my own insightful analysis into why saying “I love you” back can become a chore.

I Would Live Off Of Chinese Food If I Could –  my response to those who say James should not have to do homework, follow rules or use manners because he’s disabled. This will also be a guest post – exact date TBA.

(Extra) Special Event Announcement – tune in this weekend to see how you can help make a fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime potential meeting become a reality!

So, as you can see, lots going on and lots more to come. On top of these posts, I will be starting to tour special needs middle schools in a few weeks and will be posting reviews after each one, so for those of you in the same crazy, scary boat as us, stay tuned. And, our first meeting is coming up in one little week (October 21, 9am). Make sure to check Upcoming Events (see menu above) for more information about upcoming meetings and, well, events (creative, I know).

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