Throwback Thursday–Prior Post 8/16/10–Catching Up After a Very Difficult Year Pt. 1

8/16/10 Wow. Been a while since I posted. I had a pretty hard year. A few months after my ectopic pregnancy I got pregnant again and was pretty excited. I was pretty sick, which I took to be good sign--baby must be growing right--right? I was dealing with thyroid issues and went to an endocrinologist [...]

Throwback Thursday-Prior Post 10/9/09 and 10/29/09–Thyroid Issues, Panic, Anxiety and Childbirth

10/09/09 How do you help an 11-year-old boy with Asperger's? How do you help him make the social connections that can be crucial to survival in junior high, when despite your best efforts, he is continually on the periphery of activities? I've encouraged him to invite kids over, we've also encouraged him to get involved [...]

Summer Plans & My Secret Weapon

This was supposed to be the Memorial Day post about summer.  Instead it's going up today, close to Independence Day.  If you're wondering why, read HERE. *************** Happy Memorial (Independence) Day! As someone with lots of military service in my family, it's a particularly poignant holiday for us.  I can't begin to express the depth of [...]

Proud Orchestra Mama With Heavy Heart For Other Mothers

It's the end of the year and that means concerts, festivals, evaluations and the like.  Lawboy just finished all of assessments.  He got Superior (I) ratings for both the County and State level Solo and Small Ensemble festivals.  His orchestra just came away with a First Place trophy for their Large Ensemble.  These guys routinely [...]