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Do you suffer from the Impostor Syndrome?

Do you suffer from the Impostor Syndrome?

This morning, I got notification that an article I had written had been published in the Rare Patient News.  The topic is traveling when you child has special needs.   I was excited to learn about it and was reminded of a skit by Steve Martin. ...... Read More

Singing all the verses of the National Anthem.

Singing all the verses of the National Anthem.

Do you know all 4 verses of our US national anthem?  Nick does.  Did you know that there were 4 verses?  I think that most people in the US don’t. You can look it up online.  I find the messages of each verse to be inspiring.  Contrary to...... Read More

Be willing to try new things.

Be willing to try new things.

Nick is a great example to me.  One thing that was obvious from the first time he started physical therapy when he was a year old was that he was willing to try new things.  He is open to new experiences and challenges. I often will look at the...... Read More

Achievement is not the measure of value.

Achievement is not the measure of value.

We live in a world that honors high achievement.  I was raised in a family culture that expected excellence in school, in sports and in my career.  There is nothing wrong with working hard to achieve goals.  However, if this intense goal-oriented...... Read More

Hindsight is really 20/20.

Hindsight is really 20/20.

For the past four months, I have been working on the second draft of the book I am writing about raising Nick.  I have such compassion for the young mother that I was.  I am astounded at the things that I have been able to do over the years.  I...... Read More

Events cause priorities to shift.

Events cause priorities to shift.

Just like most everyone I know, my calendar of scheduled appointments gets filled up.  Not all of these appointments are work related, some are lunches or dinners with friends.  Some of my appointments are self-care and pampering as well.  My...... Read More

Nick was Determined!

Nick was Determined!

Some days for Nick are better than others.  His capabilities and capacities seem to be variable.  When he is having a good day, we encourage him by letting him be as independent as possible in his self-care.  Sometimes if we are in a hurry or...... Read More

Celebrating new skills!

Celebrating new skills!

This past weekend, Nick had a bit of a cold.  I was so grateful that he had learned to blow his nose.   He was 13 then. Back in the summer of 1993, (that sounds like the beginning of a song!) we took an epic trip to Ireland with our extended...... Read More

Life is full of opposites.

Life is full of opposites.

Yesterday as I was working on my draft rewrite of the book I am writing about being Nick’s mom, I noticed something incredible.  Our lives are full of experiences that create opposing emotions. For example, Nick was almost four when Derek...... Read More

Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Another friend’s husband has just lost his job.  Arden and I have been helping Nick learn to deal with the side affects of increasing his seizure medicine to avoid seizure...... Read More

Keep on going, and going, and going.

Keep on going, and going, and going.

I was chatting this morning with a mom who’s 16-year-old daughter has the same syndrome as our Nick.  She said that just when she thinks that she can’t do anymore, then somehow she keeps on going, just like the Energizer Bunny. I have...... Read More

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