How Did You Do That?

I do not think I will ever grow tired of discovering the things that Ollie loves to do. He sees the world in such a different way than I do. My mind is off in 50 different directions at any given moment, while his…well let’s just say he is a “one thing at a time” […]


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Through His Eyes

Learning is something that we can do by going to school, watching a YouTube “How To” video, or…just living. Ollie has taught me, daily, that we don’t all see things the same or do things in the same way–and there’s not a darn thing wrong with that. 🙂 A few years ago, we were going […]

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When mom doesn’t have an answer (or exactly how long it takes to preheat an oven to 400)

I don’t know everything. I know, I know, it shocked me too!! 😉 “When, exactly, is dad coming to pick me up?” “When are we leaving?” “When will the oven be ready?” and the infamous: “Why do I have to wear a helmet?” I have to keep telling myself: Concrete. Concrete. Concrete. Poor Ollie has […]

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Tough Love is Tough

This is post I made few years back…the incident I wrote about made such a huge, huge, impact on our family, and I wanted to share this with other parents that are at their wit’s end. I’m not saying this is the only solution, I am saying that there are more options for us than […]

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Thou Shalt Not Bite Your Sister

Musician Paul Thorn has a song entitled, “Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line,” that I sing to myself every once in a while. I sing “to myself,” because even I can’t stand the sound of my “sing out loud” voice. I tend to do this when I get overly ambitious and decide to go […]

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On Waiting A Moment Or 60

I frustrate Ollie to no end sometimes. I flit about from one topic to the next, sprinkling in questions and observations at break neck speed. It never occurred to me that it was a problem. I spent a great deal of his youth speaking for him, as I mentioned earlier. I also was guilty of […]

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I think one of the reasons it’s taken nearly 7 years to finally get this site up and running, is because when I am in the middle of something, I cannot see. It has taken this long to gain appreciation and perspective for just how hard Ollie has worked and the progress he’s made. Time […]

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From Facebook with Love

Writing about whatever is going on in my life is something I’ve done forever. Over the years, Facebook has been my “diary,” so to speak. So every once in a while, I will add snippets and posts of what I wrote, and when I wrote it. Memories have a funny way of getting clouded…either darker […]

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About A Boy and a Twig

I don’t know how long it had been going on before I noticed. I was working with a speech therapist who was teaching Ollie to communicate using sign language, (he was born with an unrelated condition that required therapy to help him.) I was speaking to the therapist, when I saw him pick up a […]

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