The Life We Never Expected {Book Review}
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The Life We Never Expected {Book Review}

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): The following is a review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. As a mom to…

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When God Messed with My Plans {Imperfect Moms Day 32}

I am Mom to six wonderful creations of Christ.  Individually and as a group, they are funny, active, sensitive, creative, and often, a riot to live with. They’re also a lot of hard work. Our second son, Ben,  arrived with numerous special needs, which really messed up my plans for parenthood.  I had it all…

Passport2Purity: An Unfinished Review
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Passport2Purity: An Unfinished Review

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing my review copy. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation, though I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. An awkward subject Opening a discussion about purity with my eleven and a half year…

RX for Kindness from a Special Needs Mom
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RX for Kindness from a Special Needs Mom

Dear Walgreens Employee/Manager(?), I understand my children were behaving unruly in your store yesterday. I understand that they may have not put all the toys back where they belonged in the toy aisle, I understand that they were being noisy and disruptive. I am truly sorry if we made anyone’s job harder or anyone’s shopping…

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

One day at work, I (Jerry) passed a co-worker and she asked absently, “How’s it going?” It was clear that she was in a bit of a hurry to get wherever it was she was going and wasn’t really looking for a detailed answer. She was just trying to be polite. But feeling a bit…

Our Specially Blessed Story: The Beginning
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Our Specially Blessed Story: The Beginning

April marks Autism Awareness month. When I told my oldest that, he asked what I meant. “Doesn’t everybody know about Autism already?” I tried to explain to him that it exists so people can keep it in their minds, and not forget about it. There are people who don’t know and love someone with Autism,…

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An open letter to the guy at Earth Fare

It had been a really exhausting day, and it was only 3pm. The doctor for my son’s surgery had been running almost an hour behind, so we’d been out much longer than we’d planned. My hungry boy wanted pizza, and Earth Fare was the only fast place I could think of. As we pulled into…