A Quick Update

My oh my…where to begin? So much has happened during my absence…so many good things to share. In that short time, we have sold our beloved home in Butler-Tarkington, we bought a new house in the Irvington area (a really cool, urban, community-driven neighborhood), we moved (I’m so proud of my husband for moving us himself) and we have been enjoying each and every moment in making this new place our home. I will post pictures soon and will share all of the joys of this new place, but for now I wanted to tell you about the little girl that you all come back here to read about…our Lola. How is Lola? If just one word could describe her, it would be: awesome. Last night as Rob...
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Trying New “Methods”

It is interesting how life has a way of laying out a path for you especially when you are seeking a road less travelled. It was last June when I stumbled into the “Special Needs” section at Barnes & Noble…a store I rarely visit, but just happened to tag along into that particular day. I perused several titles and one title in particular stood out to me: Kids Beyond Limits– Breakthrough results for children with by autism, Aspberger’s, brain damage, ADHD, and undiagnosed developmental delay by Anat Baniel. I flipped through several pages and knew instantly it was a book worth purchasing. I loved that the focus of the Method was to work with a child’s abilities rather than sequestering them based on their dis-abilities. At that point...
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In Other’s Words

Is everyone ready for Christmas? Or Kwanzaa? Or Hanukkah? Or whatever it is that you might celebrate! We just finished up opening our presents this evening as we are off to visit my in-laws for Christmas. It couldn’t have felt more right being in our own home, playing our traditional Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas and learning about Christmas traditions from each others past. Lola was more interested in opening the cabinets in the kitchen rather than opening her presents, but we still enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. I’ll post pictures of our evening when we return, but I wanted to give you all an update on our girl. Tonight This morning (I fell asleep hands on keyboard and all last night) I thought I would do something different and...
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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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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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