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I Love a Little Girl With PACS1 And I’ve Never Even Met Her

I am pretty sure if Isaiah and Bridget ever met, they would be amazing friends. I’ve been watching Bridget grow up for a while now. I met her mom, Kerri, through my good friend, Kristi, because we were all moms of kids with Special Needs, and we all had the same sense of humor. That […]

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Be The Weird Family on Your Block

Believe it or not, Isaiah and I were laying in bed the other night when we had this conversation. “Mom, we’re never going to make a difference” “Of course we will my love.” “But mom, we’re the only people I know who even care about GMO’s and eat organic.” “That’s not true baby, we know […]

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I Was Against GMO’s Before it Was Cool

Hey! I have an AWESOME idea! Take that broccoli you were going to feed your kids tonight and soak it in RoundUp– let it sit for 30 days. Now rinse it off, you know, like you would if you were getting ready to cook it and feed it to your child. What? No? You don’t […]

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Does your sensory kid hate brushing his teeth? How about your typical kid? You can thank me later.

If this is your first time here, let me introduce myself. I may not be a Sensory Processing Disorder expert, but I play one on TV. Actually, scratch that. I am an expert. I know more than every expert, pediatrician, and psychiatrist I’ve seen yet. Why do I know more? Because I won’t take “I […]

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The Commotion You Know

  Isaiah’s tennis teacher is a saint. He specializes in teaching 4-8 year olds tennis. Enough said. As the mother of an 8-year-old I can personally vouch for how difficult that must be. Oh wait – I forget we are assuming that child is typical. But my child is not typical, and this class includes […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder Can Also Mean Loud and Rude

I keep a pair of earplugs readily located  in my epi-pen bag. Today was a hard day. It was a hard day, and I didn’t handle it as well as I could have. Today we went to the zoo. He can only handle the zoo in a stroller. He is 7. Without a stroller, he […]

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I Blame Television

I freaked out the boy tonight by announcing we were only going to listen to music now. The TV is making me crazy. It really is. I was a staunch no TV mama until he was 2 and a half. Then he got pneumonia for the first time and there was only so much entertaining […]

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On the outside I’m a hippie freakshow, on the inside…About Jen Kehl

Living Outside the Box You may think I’m a contradiction. I listen to the Grateful Dead, I buy only organic when I can, I vote conservative. I don’t wear makeup, I buy expensive shampoo, I owned a Bugaboo and I buy most of my clothes at Target. I read my bible everyday, old and new […]

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My Kid Has A Tic And He Thinks it Makes Me Mad

I looked back at Isaiah from the front seat because a movement caught my eye. “What ya doing, Izze?” “It’s just my tic mom.” “What’s your tic telling you to do?” “It’s telling me to lock and unlock.” We’re at a stoplight so I look behind me and sure enough his hands are making a […]

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Ten Things of Thankful – Pippi Longstocking Edition

  This is going to be a teeny-weeny short small little short (oops said that) list. I have about 15 minutes left of freedom while Isaiah finishes watching Pippi Longstocking for the one millionth time. So let’s get this show on the road, 10 things of Thankful: -Pippi Longstocking. Duh. If it weren’t for her […]