Archive | June 2011

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Purposeful Parenting in a New Light

My initial blogging experience brought the below post for just a little more than two years ago.  It’s a bit funny to read now, knowing how different our lives are – hot dogs are now organic, picnics are missing anything with cheese or bread, and I never knew ice cream could taste quite so yummy […]

Birthday Dreaming

Last week I was at a meeting in Chicago for work.  I’m actually very fortunate that I pretty much like the travel I have to do for work, and this particular trip was no exception.  Although I hate being away from Pete and the boys, I enjoy the people I get to meet, the boards […]

Retro Post – The First

I’ve had a few people ask me about the initial blogs I wrote that I referenced in my first posting here.  I’m posting that initial “retro” The Traditional Mom blog below.  I’ve read and re-read my proposition, thinking about how true it still is for me. And it struck me how overwhelming “life” seemed at […]

Racing rocks!

Saturday was a pretty exciting day for Sammy!  Well, truth be told, for Mom and Dad, too, as it marked the first day since his colonoscopy that we weren’t on the every-ten-minute-poop-patrol.    Although we’re still waiting for all the biopsy results, he seems to be turning a corner.  (Please don’t let me have just jinxed […]

Day 129, Step 3092

We’re on Day 129 and just took Step 3092.Now, I realize that might take a bit of explanation – at least the Steps part.  You see, all the experts, be it medical, behavioral, educational, or otherwise, are very quick to point out that the autism recovery journey is a marathon and not a sprint.  We […]

The Traditional Mom

Back in 2009, my husband was writing and editing for a Christian website that was just getting off the ground.  Several years earlier, with my two oldest boys, I discovered I had a deep, burning, desire to try to create memories and traditions with them that they’d be able to hold near and dear and […]