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Complacency Can Kill or Nut Allergy and Anaphylaxis are Kissing Cousins

If you’ve read my blog, you know by now, that my motto is “You are your child’s only advocate.” You may also know, that I have done my best to not create drama around my child by over reacting, and playing the “why me?” card. What I may not have shared, is that after 6 […]

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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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He Said What? 2013 Top 10 Funny Quotes by my Kid

  If it wasn’t for my son I wouldn’t have a blog. Really. Don’t get me wrong, I love to write, I’ve been working on a novel for 4 years now! I really love to write. But Isaiah is an amazing kid. Through all of his adversity; sensory processing disorder, life threatening food allergies, life […]

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Snickers Melt in Your Mouth and Then Kill You

  Imagine this scene: Little kid sweet voice, expectant, happy: Trick or treat! Evil mother of kid: Sorry you can’t have that buddy, or that, or… well, maybe at the next house!   This is the life of a child with life threatening food allergies at Halloween. Once our parents worried about razor blades in […]

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Who Are You Calling Special?

So I’m sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing – although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people’s work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with […]

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Making the Decision to Possibly Harm Your Child in Order to Help Him

I woke up this morning with a tightness in my chest, my head throbbing.  I didn’t have to guess at the cause, I knew it. All night Isaiah had been tossing and turning, and in those few moments when he was motionless I would put my hand on his chest to make sure he was […]

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I’m Always Confounding Things

So I’m sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing – although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people’s work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with […]

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I Know Why I Started, Now How Do I Stop?

I had dreams you know. Dreams of having a baby that would sleep in a crib; happily cooing at its mobile, living in the beautifully serene room I had decorated. A baby who might sleep through the night after 8 weeks (lies). We have a first floor master, a good friend whose twins were 9 […]

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Yes, I had to put my fish down….

  I’m not much on writing prompts. I basically write whatever’s stuck in my head because writing is the only way to get it out.  However, yesterday I got an email in response to a comment I made on someone’s blog, this was the email: Comment: OK, Jen, I am intrigued.  You just left a comment […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder Can Be Funny Too

Once upon a time I wrote this blog. I wrote this blog under the guise of wanting to help parents of children with special needs. Most specifically sensory processing disorder, but also tic disorders, severe food allergies, environmental allergies and asthma. I also included spectrum disorders, because “They” were trying to place my child there. I […]