Monthly Archives: June 2012

The neurologist will see you now …

Howdy, friends. So we had our very eventful day of appointments yesterday. It was a weird day — I felt like I was sort of watching my life all day. So Jack and I were driving to the pediatrician, to … Continue reading

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Howdy, friends. My kids are bossy. I think they get that from me — I did win the senior superlative of “Bossiest” for my high school class. Nice. I think I was the only person in the entire graduating class … Continue reading

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Rabbit hole

Howdy, friends. If  you’re looking for me, I’m busy Googling. Things like “absence seizure or autism.” Or, “Asperger’s Syndrome.” Taking a quiz on Autism Speaks, the only web site my family therapist friend told me to go to (to avoid … Continue reading

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Step away from Dr. Google

Howdy, friends. Our son Jack, who is almost 4, has benefited a ton from the state Birth to 3 program. It’s pretty amazing, and provides speech, occupational and other therapies for young children who need some extra help. Jack did. … Continue reading

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Kid crafts and father’s day

Howdy, friends. I am so not artsy. In middle school, my art teacher commented that all my work was very “symmetrical.” I don’t think that’s really a compliment. Oh well,  I have other skills. I think. Anyway, that made preparing … Continue reading

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Summer on the porch

Howdy friends. There isn’t much better than a summer evening, just hanging out on the porch in your diaper. Happy running.

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More on miscarriage

Howdy, friends. I stumbled across this site the other day. It’s a place where people can share their stories of miscarriage, neonatal loss and stillbirth. I didn’t scroll through it much, just didn’t have time when I found it, but … Continue reading

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Keeping America moving

Howdy, friends. I’m originally from Ohio, the Cleveland area, and my dad worked for General Motors for more than 40 years. He was, is, proud of his work, proud of Chevy, proud of being a union man. I’m proud, too. … Continue reading

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Children’s theater season — with photos

Howdy, friends. It’s handy knowing good photographers — especially ones who recognize my kids when they are out and about. Philip took the kids to the park today for the first outdoor play of the season, and newsroom photographer Emily … Continue reading

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Yes, those were my screaming kids

Howdy, friends. If you were at Culver’s around 6:15 on Sunday, I probably waved at you. You may  have been at the table of retired folks, who glanced over. Or you were the young couple, horrified. Or the group of … Continue reading

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