The top 10 things to do when everyone else is on spring break

Posted by theothersideofnormal on March 27, 2011 in coping skills |

  Seriously.  My neighborhood is deserted.  This is just not right. So here are my Top 10 Things to do When Everyone Else has Fled the Cold: 10.  Get a manicure and pedicure — ask for the tropical package.  9.  Catch up on your Facebook creeping.  Wear your sunglasses as a disguise.  8.  Pick up […]

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Tony turns 18

Posted by theothersideofnormal on March 20, 2011 in autism, family |

It’s always hard for a parent to celebrate milestone birthdays with their kids — like turning 18 yrs old — because deep down, we still see them as our adorable little munchkins.   It would be so wonderful to be able to scoop him up in my arms, squeeze his cheek next to mine in front […]

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St. Patty’s Day just won’t be the same

Posted by theothersideofnormal on March 15, 2011 in autism, family |

We lost Tony’s Grandma Pat on Feb. 28th to what we believe was literally a broken heart.  As you recall, Grandpa Gene died last September and we were so proud of how Tony handled the funeral and his death.  Just five short months later, Grandpa Gene’s wife of 55 years joined him in heaven.  Grandma […]

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Shine a light on Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on March 8, 2011 in autism, family |

Sorry for the lapse in posts…   we have had a tough week here.   I truly appreciate the emails and support checking in with me.  I’ll update you shortly.  In the meantime, I received this email from Autism Speaks that I wanted to share with all my loyal readers: “Hi Friend, The community we’ve built together has a […]

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