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Saying I Love You with Lunch Napkin Doodles

In last Monday’s post, I mentioned that there were other ways that I try to fill Cody’s days with positive messages. I have to make Cody’s lunch for him each morning before school because he has a dairy allergy. It … Continue reading

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Wave Goodbye

I can still remember Cody’s little head barely visible in the school bus window as the bus monitor buckled him in… Continue reading

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It Sounded Good in Theory, but…

Let me preface this with a few things: My son and I have been sick for nearly a week now. Our doctor said it was just allergies. I believed her. Last week I started a new Master’s program full-time and … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with My Son through The Birthday Wall

My seven-year-old son, Cody, was hospitalized in a residential psychiatric treatment facility for eight months. There were two months when his aggressive behavior was so severe it was determined he was not safe to come home for his bi-weekly weekend … Continue reading

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The Anti-Romantic Child by Priscilla Gilman

I began this book, as a mother of a child with Asperger’s syndrome, not quite sure what to expect. However, I quickly fell in love with how Priscilla Gilman related so much of her experiences to her most beloved poetry. … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Numbers

My son is five and he can be quite violent. I’ve been trying to figure out ways to prolong the escalation of his violent behavior and stumbled across something by accident. We were in a crowded room one day waiting in line … Continue reading

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