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Tokenism Hurts Everyone

It was 5-6 years ago when I got a phone call from someone. They were discussing the merits of “working from the inside” to change an organization. At the time, I just felt frustrated because...

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Promoting Good Habits

It’s no secret that I struggle with my advanced ADLs. For a while now, that has meant that my teaching ADLs and Life Skills to my kids. Well, in an attempt to have some sanity,...

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They have coping skills!

I’ve mentioned before the playgroups we go to for Olivia. Today was no different. I have gotten to where I like the feeling of social interaction. Olivia likes it a lot. The boys like that...

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PTSD and Triggers

Can we talk about PTSD and triggers for a second? Not specific but big view. In the past couple of weeks, I had two triggers send me into flashbacks.. They were of different events and...

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Targeted Solutions

As Olivia’s daily life becomes more structured, and the boys are doing well in school, I seem to find myself more relaxed. This means I’ve taken up some new hobbies, but it also means I...

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Misconceptions People Get

So I did the wrong thing after reading an article I liked… I read the comments. How many times do I tell myself “Don’t read the comments!”? How many times do I tell others “Don’t...

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It’s Never Enough…

This school year has started for both the boys. D is in middle school and S is rounding out his final year in elementary. I was chatting with a friend today and it really hit...

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The Place I Belong

This is the way all places should be.. This is the place I’ve always wanted to find.. And I feel like I have now, even if for a fleeting moment on our journey. And I...

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Please Use the Side Entrance

Let’s talk about middle school. Let’s talk about Daniel’s upcoming middle school. Let’s talk about arguments I’ve heard that support Daniel’s upcoming middle school. Let’s talk about how you can tell the pervasive paradigm of...