Through the Looking Glass Gala

Last weekend, two of my closest friends drove down from Michigan to help with the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundations Inaugural “Through the Looking Glass” Gala. I joined the auction committee a few months ago and have been working hard with a small group of talented young women to help raise funds for the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The event was nothing short of amazing and I’m proud to have been a part of it. I must say I’m even prouder that I had my girls, Alexis and Mindi right there by my side. They spent Saturday afternoon helping us set up the event, they took on any job that was designated to them that evening and they both held my hand and sobbed with...
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Catching Up

As life normally does, it seems to continue to fly right on by and next thing you know it’s the middle of October. Unfortunately, I’m finding the quiet moments where I am able to sit down and share our life with all of you have become harder to prioritize. Thankfully, I am off of work for the next two days and after spending some much needed mama and family time, the babe (who has been sick with a cold and some awful teething) is finally napping, my hubby is busy working and I am sitting here listening to the ultimate comfort music…classical. I have much to talk about, but I’ve decided to not make this a long drawn out post. Instead, I’ll start where I left off and...
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Yes – Neurologists Really do Smile!

Just when I was starting to get into my groove on Wednesday’s, I have already had to change up my beloved schedule. While I normally work on Mondays, I took the day off so I could be at Lola’s neurologist appointment with Dr. Zimmer. I have finally come to terms that I am indeed the crazy mother who must attend every single neurologist appointment…they mean that much to me. And while I sincerely trust my husbands ability to tell me “word for word” what Dr. Zimmer said, I just know that my worried mind rests much easier when I hear the words myself. But come on…it’s not like it is just any appointment. It’s not to check out a diaper rash, it’s not a therapy session and it’s...
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Right When You Least Expect It

Two nights ago, it had seemed like any other typical night. Rob was working on the computer as Lola and I practiced talking, making noises and just settling down before bed. Lola’s crib is still in our room which is clearly an issue I probably should address someday soon, but that’s a whole other blog post. Anyway, her crib is at the end of our bed and her new obsession is to bang her pacifier on the crib while sitting on the bed. She likes to look over into the crib and she gets crazy irate when she drops her paci in it because, unlike before, she can actually see her paci now. So as I watching Dancing With the Stars (one of my few guilty pleasures on...
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Mama Time

Today I’m writing this post from my iPad as I sit quietly observing, relaxing and relishing in this alone time. We enrolled Lola in a Social Group that takes place at Children’s Therapy Connection (CTC) every Wednesday for two hours for twelve weeks. Children’s Therapy Connection is the therapy agency that employs the therapists that come into our home each month to help with Lola. While the group is supposed to be for children 24 months and older, they made the exception for Lola as sister needs some help in the social department. There are a few therapists at the facility that help with the eight or so children that are there. In each session they try to focus on one area of socialization in which this week’s...
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