Category Archives: A Mother’s Diary

Beware the Well Intentioned Rule: “It Goes in the Water” –Not!

Eventually, we heard the musical sound of “plunky dunk” and would celebrate long and loud,– repeating the rule, “ Yay, Poopie goes in the water!” Like most toddlers Mark could not wait to see his little turds whirling in circles into the toilet’s deep beyond. “See Markie, Poopie goes in the nice clean water!” Continue reading

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Our Family’s Dirty Little Secret

This activity could happen in a split second. No human mother could have prevented it depending her own ingenuity. If I smelled it, it was already too late. Mark was intrigued with his own craps. Continue reading

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Welcome new readers!

If you are raising a special needs child and feel alone out there,-stay tuned. Talk to me and I will try to coach a little bit. It is all about LOVE! ( oops, that is such poop!) It is all about blood, sweat, and tears. Nahhhh, its all of it! Continue reading

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Down syndrome Day Care and Preschool

There were many people in my community who disapproved of our approach and thought we were asking too much from such a young child with so many delays and cognitive disabilities. Continue reading

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Out in Public

Giving in, I undid the harness and dropped it in he nearest trash barrel. Mark got up and took off running after a flock of terrified pigeons. To this day it is one of my favorite pictures. Continue reading

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