Posts Tagged ‘Growth Spurts’

Repatriation Date Night

Phil and I have a little tradition of going on a date immediately after a vacation. After the 4th of  July, we scheduled a Repatriation Date Night – we planned a long afternoon to catch a matinee, have a relaxing supper, connect with each other, and plan the family calendar for the back half of the…

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Autism and Gratitude

It seems odd to link autism and gratitude. But, I do. Despite the battles and worry that came with the diagnosis for our boys, good grew from it. It is healing to recognize the positive things we have experienced since our kids were diagnosed on April 2nd, 2007.  Still growing…

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Save The Marriage Night

I recently saw Heather Kahn Braver on the Today Show with Dr. Lisa Thornton and Rachel Campos-Duffy. The topic was date night, or as Heather calls it, “Save the Marriage Night”. What she said really resonated with me. Like Heather and her husband, Phil and I go on regular date nights. In fact, we schedule…

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One last snowman…

Most people will see this little snowman in front of our house this week and think nothing of it. In this post I share why, for me, this little snowman is a reminder that Will is growing up. Still growing…

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The Repair Hug

I got a little stressed out at the thought of my schedule tomorrow. Hubby is traveling. I need to pick and choose the most essential commitments, then orchestrate all the driving. Oh, joy! We won’t get to it all, but that still means quite a scramble. In the middle of all this coordinating, I thought…

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Wonderful

Something happened around 2am last night when I checked on the little boys. I straightened  John’s covers and kissed his forehead. Across the room, PJ mumbled something like “What about me?” In this post I share a profound middle-of-the night exchange between me and my son… Still growing…

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2013 Goals: Keep Growing!!

to become a Master Gardener   to learn photo shop   to stay current on top apps for my iPad   to plan for a kitchen remodel   to finish 365 posts on this blog by December 31, 2013 Still growing…

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A Tribute to My Speech Coach

I have many wonderful memories of Al (I never called him Mr. Swanson!). He was an outstanding teacher and coach. He was discerning and giving. He was driven and considerate. He was old-school; he was a patriot and he was a gentleman.  Indeed, he opened doors for me. Still growing…

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