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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Becoming The Nguyens

We finally did it! We got married.  We became “The Nguyens.” The wedding was beautiful. It was just a time to be in front of those closest to us and actually come together as a family.  A time to celebrate being together. On the day of our wedding while I was getting my hair and…

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Savoring the MOMents

Breastfeeding has really taught me to stop and enjoy every little moment. Usually even when I’m doing one thing, I’m trying to do something else too.  My mind is all over the place. But when I breastfeed, I’m still and quiet (most of the time).  I have to actually stop what I’m doing and feed…

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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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It’s Just Another Manic Monday…. Except It’s Thursday

Today definitely started off like a Monday.  It definitely feels like it’s Monday. You know, when you’re still recuperating from being off on the weekend and you’re not ready to go back to work.  When things go slower than they usually go.  When people are slower than they usually are.  When kids happen to be…

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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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My Partner in Crime

As I sit in front of my unforgiving mirror, applying layers upon layers of concealer in my desperate attempt to cover my dark undereye circles, I think about how exhausted I am.  It definitely shows.  I can definitely feel it.  I’m constantly trying to cover it up.  I guess we get used to always covering…

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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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