Monday, May 2, 2011

Special Needs Mamas: I Need Your Help!

I’m working on a Mother’s Day article for my column and could use your help! (what good is a blog if you can’t use if for personal gain?)

Below is a questionnaire.  Copy and paste it, fill it out, and then email it to me at

Not a special needs mom?  Forward this post to one you know.

What is the name, age, and nature of your child’s special needs?

How did you react when your child was first diagnosed?

What has been the most challenging aspect of parenting your child(ren)?

What has been the most rewarding aspect of parenting your child(ren)?

Andrew, my nine year old with autism, epilepsy, and cystic fibrosis, has taught me many valuable life lessons. What has your child taught you?

Do you have a funny/inspiring anecdote that you can share about raising your child with special needs?

Oh.  And if you want an actual blog post to read, visit me here.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Photo Op

My mom really wanted a nice picture of her and the boys.  And wouldn’t take NO for an answer.


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Trying to get Andrew to look at the camera.

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Except for Ian, no one really looks very thrilled.  Or photogenic.

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Mauling him seems like the logical next step

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Oh Andrew.  I know how you feel buddy.

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Choking your grandson is a perfectly acceptable method of getting him to take a picture with you.

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Grandma’s gone.  Cheese!