The Comeback Kid

Well, here I am, rounding out the last leg of this journey I began last summer.   Back when I made the decision to press pause on my career to really focus on Carter and his health, I didn’t know what the future would hold.  I didn’t know what was in store for us.  We just…

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Oh so Sappy!

With my leave of absence being approved by the school board, I’m able to focus on Carter so much more than ever before.  I have the time, energy, and clarity to do anything and everything I can for him.  Since August, I have dedicated myself to his progress and spent countless hours cooking, experimenting, reading,…

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The Hiatus (I take a lot of those)

Wow.  Where to even begin?  I feel like I say that often.  Probably because it’s always such a long time in between my posts.  It’s been 5 months since I last posted about my latest conundrum. To be or not to be…. a stay at home mom. That was the difficult question.  Now that I…

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The Hiatus

Well, hello there! I know, it’s definitely been a while.  Apologies to my thousands of fans (insert laugh here) who patiently waited for me to get off my lazy butt and entertain them with a new blog post.  Truth is…. I’m exhausted.  I’ve been exhausted for about…… well, as long as I can remember. When…

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Ignorance is not always Bliss

During my experience as an Autism mom, I’ve seen a lot.  I’ve seen compassion, understanding, annoyance, confusion, aggravation, anger, pity, and everything in between.  Not only have I witnessed those feelings from other people, but I’ve also felt them myself, so I know where they are coming from.  Carter isn’t always the easiest person to be around all…

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….Continued….The Journey to Wedding 2

For Quang and I, challenges came often.  Being part of a team has helped us grow closer and stronger over the past 14 years we’ve been together.  The start of our relationship brought quite a few of our first challenges.  Me bringing a child into the relationship and not being Vietnamese were two big ones.…

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Carter the Late Bloomer

Every year in class I read a book called Leo the Late Bloomer.  Even though I am well aware of how the story goes at this point, every time I read it I get a bit sentimental. Even thinking about it right now has my eyes watering.  I know, I know…. It’s like I’m always…

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The moral of the story is….

This week in class I’m teaching my first graders all about finding the moral or lesson of a story.  Yesterday we read a book called Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, discovering that the moral of the story was to be thankful for what you have.  One of my students also said another lesson to learn…

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Happy Birthday Carter!

Today is Carter’s birthday! I’ve been talking to him about his birthday for a while now, telling him that he was going to be 7 years old.  Last week his grandparents took us all out to eat to celebrate Carter’s birthday and then we had cake after.  Ever since then he’d smile when I would…

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Carter’s Oh, Sh*t Moment

Ok, so I’m not really one to condone the cussing of children, but being that Carter is new to verbal language, I couldn’t help but to be somewhat proud of his recent discovery of his voice. Lately Carter has been much more verbal. He is finally finding his voice and is genuinely attempting to say almost…

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