Category Archives: Special Needs

Resistant Beloveds

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to help people you love when they are oppositional to what you are trying to offer. With all of my resistant beloveds, I find myself torn between wanting to be the loudest, most ardently persuasive and passionate force in their lives and the quietest, most detached and serene…

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Are Two Heads Better Than One?

Nothing stresses out a mother more than the holidays.  Why?  Because our true primary selves, our working, creative, entrepreneurial “let’s-get-it-done-head” collides head on (sorry) with our “Mommy-she-touched-me-are-we-there-yet-I’m-bored-am-I-going-to-be-possessed-like-the-demon-on-the-new-The-Devil-Inside-trailer” head. Living the dual existence of visionary, mompreneur and stay-at-home mom is almost like having one pet who is both dog and cat, mongoose and cobra, spider and…

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Heroes behind the Hereos

My honey sent me a link this morning of a video that first made the YouTube rounds in 2006.  As I watched it, I was poignantly reminded me how powerful simple human kindness and the vision that one person can hold for another who doesn’t fit everyone’s preconceived notions of what a typical student, basketball…

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In Honor of Heroes

  On an impossibly perfect early September Monday ten years ago, the lives of all Americans were marred by a shocking display of evil perpetrated by fanatics, igniting a war on terror that still rages today.  I can still remember that fateful day as though it were yesterday.  But it wasn’t yesterday, it was a…

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