I have figured out the answer to my question.

Earlier this month I was asking, “Why can’t I let this go?” in regards to Halloween. I read an article on Boston.com today and leave it to another parent to provide the answer.

Other than her wedding and the births of her children, said Diane Carfarelli, her happiest family moment remains Jack’s first go-out . . . → Read More: I have figured out the answer to my question.

Writer’s block.

I’m having serious writer’s block these days. Everything I pound out takes three times longer than it should, it’s very frustrating. It’s so bad at the moment that I’m even having trouble writing facebook status updates. Now, I don’t care who you are, that’s just pitiful!

In lieu of anything to say, I decided to add . . . → Read More: Writer’s block.

I love this!

Welcome to the sorority of strong and broken hearts by Maureen K. Higgins

Many of you I have never even met face to face, but I’ve searched you out every day. I’ve looked for you on the Internet, on playgrounds and in grocery stores.

I’ve become an expert at identifying you. You are well . . . → Read More: I love this!

His teacher is going to love me.

When my eldest niece started kindergarten, back in the day, I recall my sister-in-law telling me that parents send off their little, sweet 5 year old baybees and the school sends back little, eye-rolling 5 year old balls of attitude. I was prepared for this. What I wasn’t prepared for was the fact that . . . → Read More: His teacher is going to love me.

What do you do if there is no LINKS group near you?

I’m going to assume that every single one of you has clicked on the map here and found a LINKS group to connect with. If the closest LINKS group is in another state, that’s OK! You at least want to get on their e-mail list even if you can’t get to the area for events . . . → Read More: What do you do if there is no LINKS group near you?

Had you noticed there’s been no talk about our Vantage Lite?

You may recall back in June I put up this post:

In a stunning turn of events…

Monkey has a freaking assistive tech/voice output device. Holy crappen!

We have been discussing this issue since…hmmm, let’s see…June, 2008! TWO YEARS!!! Several times we thought we were close only for it to continue to drag on . . . → Read More: Had you noticed there’s been no talk about our Vantage Lite?

A guaranteed motivator.

When I’m struggling emotionally, as I’ve been lately, I often have a hard time being motivated to do anything. Cleaning, laundry, showering…ugh. It’s all just so much damn work and I’d rather just, you know, sit and stare at a wall. Yeah. Or the inside of my eyelids…even better. I’ve found a guaranteed fix . . . → Read More: A guaranteed motivator.

Make sure this is in your next IEP.

Once you write it in make sure your child’s teacher follows through 😉

This is a quote from on of the many handouts we have from Tracy & Mouse’s presentations. We ♥ Tracy & Mouse.

Simultaneous, not sequential learning. This is counterintuitive for many educators and therapists. Remember to teach by showing the finished . . . → Read More: Make sure this is in your next IEP.

I can’t say what I need to.

I thought I was better but I wasn’t, not really. I’m embarrassed and angry with myself. I’m right back to square one and really just want to go back 5 months and slap myself silly. Just read this.