Payback’s a big bitch

The fun never ends. I had episodes of anxiety as a child. I had diarrhea before anything important, which included a test, the first day of school every year, and any significant change. I made my parents miserable and I worked them over. I screamed, cried and carried on. When Bryan was little, about 4. […]

Timing is Everything!

There is this thing down here in Florida, not sure if it’s everywhere so I hope I don’t sound ignorant. It’s called the medwaiver list and it’s something you need to get your child with a disability on so they can get some government funding. Literally speaking: Medicaid Waiver Programs allow recipients to ‘waive’ institutionalization […]

Working the Fan Club

Blah blah blah Thanksgiving. I know it’s the best holiday of the year, not religious, for all Americans, etc.  I love the traditional Thanksgiving meal and all it represents in terms of giving thanks and appreciating all you have. For many special needs kids the holidays can cause a lot of anxiety. What is expected […]

The reason I jump…

So at some points I can imagine a suicide note entitled ” the reason I jumped” but that is not the title of this post. The Reason I Jump is a book from the author David Mitchell and I just finished reading it yesterday. The book is a translation of thoughts, answered questions, and short […]

Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

I’m beginning to wonder if I am. Jason is in 5th grade. Now don’t get me wrong, I can do all of the math, science, etc. I am not concerned if I am smarter than him in 5th grade academics, but not sure I am smarter than him in life. So all of the challenges […]

I won the powerball!!

Ok, settle down, no I didn’t win the actual powerball. If I did, do you think I would be blogging? No, I would be out figuring out how to allocate some funds to family and friends and then I would write some short blog from Florence. So pretty much everyone does that “what would you […]