Tag Archives: kids

Just Like Christmas, Only Better!

It’s always a little nostalgic when you sell your house.  It’s time for us to move on, but I’m dreading it.  I will miss this house.  When we bought it seven years ago, we claimed we were never leaving.  Now … Continue reading

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Mortification Number 467

House hunting is a very strange thing.  You get to peek into the lives of strangers, and you never quite know what you’re going to find.  You’d be surprised just how often I open a closet door to find naked … Continue reading

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Broken Toys

DISCLAIMER: This post is not for the faint-hearted; it’s about what it’s like to parent an autistic child.  As extra incentive, it’s also close to 1500 words… I was reading the other day, and the writer described parenting as “the … Continue reading

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Clutter Thy Name Is Toys

Hi, I’m Christy and I’m a recovering neatnik.  Once upon a time I was renowned for being “the girl who loves to throw out everything”.  And I still enjoy throwing things out.  The problem is simple.  Most of the stuff … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans Probably Don’t Involve Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

All week, we’d been looking forward to a camping trip with our family, some friends, and their kids.  Sure enough, we woke up yesterday to grey skies and the promise of thunderstorms. We have this vision in our heads of … Continue reading

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