Tagged: Seven Snippets

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Snipping the Budget

— 1 — This week I received a letter from our Department of Health and Human Services. The way we receive respite hours is being completely changed. For those of you who have heard the phrase “balancing the budget on the backs of the elderly and disabled” I thought I’d give you a real life look into how that plays out. — 2 — First, what is respite, you ask? It’s a break. Of course,...

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Snippets of Reading

— 1 — So sometimes being a blogger really means you’re just an obsessive ┬áblog reader. That’s what I’ve been doing this week. Partially because I was unmotivated during this rainy week and partially because the blogosphere was alive with passionate posts about parenting. — 2 — This piece sums up how I feel about parenting in light of all the hullabaloo out there in the past weeks – do what is right for your...

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Snippets of Media

— 1 — So we gave up media entertainment for Lent. No iPods, TV, computer junk. Basically just blogs and email. I immediately felt better, both emotionally and physically. I couldn’t believe how much brain drain was making me tired. Liam and I also agreed that we’re nicer people without the garbage. So, buh-bye Netflix subscription. — 2 — Oh but I sort of drifted into becoming addicted to TED. It’s like reading an entire...

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Birthday Snippets

— 1 — I usually complain that I don’t get good pictures of Aidan, but boy oh boy did he produce photogenic joy for his birthday this year. — 2 — I’d say some tricked out wheels and independence is a great way to start your 11th year. — 3 — He loved getting gifts, though truth be told he mostly loved to drum on them and it took some coaxing to get him to...

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Seven Snippets of Epilepsy

So in honor of Purple Day on March 26th we’re raising awareness about Epilepsy. Let’s start with some foul rumors about what Epilepsy isn’t… — 1 — Epilepsy isn’t contagious. It’s something that happens in your brain. It’s not an airborne cootie bug that you can catch, so there is absolutely no need to avoid someone with Epilepsy. In fact, please don’t. — 2 — Epilepsy isn’t a mental illness. In days gone by, it...

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Seven Snippets of February Vacation

— 1 — Aidan apparently doesn’t like green goldfish crackers. It’s true. He looks at them and chooses any other ones one his tray. I love this because it shows purpose and decision. Bring on the ridiculous choices because they’re all his. — 2 — Aidan got to hold dinosaur poop this week. Ok, he also got to hold fossils, dinosaur eggs and bones, but the poop was obviously the coolest. That makes for a...

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Seven Snippets

This post is inspired by another great mom of children with special powers. Check out her link below. — 1 — So we received our first insurance denial for Aidan’s powerchair. They seem to believe he should just be pushed around by a caretaker instead of making waves in this world all by himself. I’m secretly hoping we get to go to a hearing and I can turn Aidan’s powerchair into a little steamroller. Aidan’s...