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Happy Memorial Day

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 31, 2010 in autism, family |

Enjoy the day with your family and friends.    And thank you for letting me share a little of our family with you.   Becki

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I’ll Sing

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 30, 2010 in autism, family |

8 year old autistic girl learns to talk and finds her voice…  incredibly inspirational.  Brought tears to my eyes, so I thought I’d share.  Click the link below… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg4Sd4Pq0AM God blessings to you all.   May we all find our gifts. Becki

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“Things that make me happy”

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 28, 2010 in autism, family |

Overflowing bubble bath Beau as my pillow Bonfires Lazy Beau Rolling around on the grass with Mom’s comforter… My brothers  Tony’s list of things that make him happy.   Simply said. Becki

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Riding in the car with Tony…

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 27, 2010 in autism, family |

Tony in Bongards, MN   Still going on our field trips.  Thank goodness gas prices are dropping.  (However this Sebring takes E85 so that has really saved us!)   We go on 2 maybe 3 rides a day when the weather is nice.  Who would have known that this car purchase was going to be such […]

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Shifting Focus: 8 Facts About Autism that the Media is not Covering

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 26, 2010 in autism, family |

  This is an article I ran across online by Holly Robinson Peete, actress and Mom of an autistic son.  Thought it was worth sharing.. Over the years many parents have reached out to me for emotional support after their child was diagnosed with autism. I particularly remember getting Jenny McCarthy’s phone call shortly after […]

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Why take vitamins?

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 17, 2010 in autism, family |

Depleted soils – why the fruit and vegetables we eat may be doing more harm than good! We’ve all heard and read it countless times – “the best way to maintain health is to eat a balanced diet including lots of fruit and vegetables”. Of course, this is absolutely correct, so long as those fruits and […]

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The Invisible Woman

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 17, 2010 in autism, coping skills |

One of my best friends sent me this link.   I really needed to hear this today.   Thought I’d share.  It’s a very, very powerful message. Keep building!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiofUjp1SAA Becki

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“It’s Amazing”

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 13, 2010 in autism, coping skills |

I first heard this song on the Sex and the City soundtrack.  Girly, I know.  But for some reason, this song has really hit home to me.  It’s on my iPod and I listen to it as my cool down after my workouts.  It’s my attitude adjustment – my soul time.   I think the words hit home […]

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“My Typical Day”

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 12, 2010 in autism, family |

I ran across this short story that my husband, Dave, wrote through the eyes of  Tony about 4-5 years ago, about the time Dave had to make an unexpected career change.  This story made me chuckle and brought back lots of memories.  It’s interesting to read this from Dave’s account.  He used to leave for […]

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Field Trips

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 11, 2010 in autism, coping skills |

  It’s been a couple of crazy weeks… May is here and we are counting down the days until summer vacation. Well, the boys are. I’m a little panicked as I need to get some things on the schedule to keep Tony’s routine steady. He’ll be in summer school, but that’s just a couple of […]

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