special needs

When 3 turns 4

Today, my baby, who is now really my middle child (as of 7 weeks ago), turns 4. My little Phoenix Leo. A name that absolutely demands strength. A boy who’s body betrays him. Weak muscles and plagued with fatigue. But that’s the only weak thing about him. This boy is fierce. He is strong willed. …

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Displaced anger

As a stay at home mom, and really…just as a person in general, it can be hard to know what exactly it is that I’m angry or frustrated about all the time. Am I really angry that the 3 year old isn’t listening, or is this about something else? Is it really the dog that’s …

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Freedom looks different on all of us

Here in good ole America, it’s the 4th of July. A day you celebrate independence and freedom…or whatever. Current thoughts on that aside…yesterday, I was watching my son and really thinking about what that means, what independence means. I was watching my 5 year old son play outside yesterday and he started getting frustrated and …

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When genetics make adoption even more complicated

Recently, I’ve talked a bit about this pregnancy, and the genetic disorder I share with my 2 sons, and potentially this baby as well. What I haven’t talked about yet, is my 8 year old. My birth son. Each child I have, I learned, has a 50/50 chance of inheriting this brutal disease. We know …

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