Category Archives: health

Words of wisdom.

Her little sister made her a get well card.

My oldest daughter Hallee had her wisdom teeth out on Thursday.  She was due to have them out back in June, but because she’s autistic, her oral surgeon decided that taking them out under general anesthesia at St. Joe’s here in Bangor would be the safer and less stressful option for her.  There was quite a […]

Want to see what I found at Target last week?

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There was clearance everywhere at Target this past week.  I could have shopped every day of the week and still found great deals to bring home.  I started off with Tena pantyliners priced at $3.49 each.  Thru 3/21 the purchase of 2 triggered a $5 gift card.  I used (2) $2/1 printable coupons and paid […]

My autistic kid won’t be the reason yours ends up with measles

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Let me preface this by saying that I am fairly liberal.  I am pro-choice.  I voted for Obama.  I am a firm supporter of same-sex marriages.  I believe that everyone should have access to affordable health care.  But what I don’t and won’t accept is the anti-vaccination movement. I have been a parent of an autistic […]

Just keep swimming.

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Some days I sing Dory’s refrain, “Just keep swimming” to myself when I’m feeling overwhelmed.  What?  I like Finding Nemo.  It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re an autism parent.  Meetings, appointments, doctor’s appointments, schedules.  It’s a never ending loop than can catch you, drag you under and flip you end over end, just […]

Never count kids like mine out…they’ll surprise you every time.

.29 each at Target.  Are they horrible?  Wonderful?  I just knew I needed them.

It’s been a slow week here at the ranch.  Even though I felt so much better almost immediately after the kidney stone (Stonepoclalypse?  Stonegate?) incident last weekend, I hadn’t counted on it taking quite so much out of me.  I’ve been taking it easy..lots of naps, cuddling up on the couch with the kids or […]