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Halloween Craziness And Family Fun

I feel like I am going around in circles.  I have so many things going on that I barely have time to check in here or my email.  I am to the point that I can’t agree to do anything without looking at my calendar.  Halloween parties for my daughter are filling up any spare time I have.  I have a family day scheduled for November 8th.  Thanksgiving is scheduled for my house this year, with my husband’s side of the family.

My days are spent running errands, and cleaning the house.  I’m also back to working on the bathroom.  It’s halfway completed.  I’m trying not to think about Christmas, because getting through Halloween and Thanksgiving is stressful enough.  I’m not sure where we are going to get the money for Christmas presents, but I’m not going to worry about it.  Every year, I worry, and every year, it works out.

Don’t expect a post next week.  I already know that I will be too busy to sit at the computer and write one.  I might be able to pop in and upload a picture or two.  I’m so glad that I didn’t let my daughter talk me into hosting a Halloween party this year.  That would have been the final straw for me.  I also think my husband is starting to feel a little overwhelmed by all of the things we have going on.

He wanted to go down to the beach and see his mom this coming weekend, but we couldn’t fit that into our scheduled.  I warned him, when he first mentioned it at the beginning of the month, that we might not be able to.  I don’t think we will be able to get down there until after the New Year.  I know he wants a day down there to go fishing.  If he wants it bad enough, he’s going to have to take over some of my household list of Things That Need To Be Done Before Thanksgiving.  You know what I mean, ladies.  When you are hosting a holiday dinner, you have to start a month ahead of time to get everything ready.  If done properly, you end up with the perfect family dinner. ( Yep.  Like that will really happen)

Called To Grandma’s House


My grandmother doesn’t call that often. She’s like me, doesn’t care for talking on the phone. That’s why I love it when she does call me. It really makes my day. Last week, she called me and asked what I was doing on a certain date. I replied with the first answer that popped into . . . → Read More: Called To Grandma’s House

Boy Scouts And Special Allowances

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My son has been doing really good in Boy Scouts. He enjoys being around the other kids, and loves when they go camping. He’s now at the point where he should be working on the Eagle Award. This is a big deal for Boy Scouts, and a difficult award to get. My husband . . . → Read More: Boy Scouts And Special Allowances

Change schools – not students – for more inclusive education

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(Press Release) A study of Australian mothers’ attempts to access more appropriate schooling for their autistic children offers a new perspective on inclusive education policies and practices.


Writing in the International Journal of Inclusive Education, Rozanna Lilley of Macquarie University draws on the experiences of eight New South Wales families whose children needed to . . . → Read More: Change schools – not students – for more inclusive education

The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk

“Dr. Lisa, I know that Halloween usually means handing out and collecting conventional candy, but the more I am reading about the ingredients in them, the more I question if this . . . → Read More: The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk

Employment First Policy for New York – Employment Support For Disabled


(Press Release)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order to establish the Employment First Commission, tasked with creating an Employment First policy for New York, which makes competitive, integrated employment the first option when considering supports and services for people with disabilities. The initiative aims to increase the employment rate, and decrease the . . . → Read More: Employment First Policy for New York – Employment Support For Disabled

New Friends And Classroom Supplies

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Things have been going great! My daughter had a little problem with making friends the first week of school. I told her to be patient, it’ll happen. The second week went a lot better. She made a couple new friends, and is now really happy with her new school. She was a little . . . → Read More: New Friends And Classroom Supplies

Trying To Take A Day To Relax

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I usually take Mondays as a rest day. Hard to do that when it’s a holiday, and everyone is home with me. I should take today as a rest day, but I haven’t had a chance to. After getting the kids off to school, I had to get a load of laundry going. Then I . . . → Read More: Trying To Take A Day To Relax

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