Happy Birthday to Me?


This is my birthday week.  On Sunday February 23, 2014, I will turn 47.  Yesterday while walking Charlie through the ice and sort-of melting snow and rain, I realized that I will have lived through 47 winters, 47 summers, 47 falls and 47 springs, but every year I still forget […]

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Just sayin’


Thinking of creating a new life… since I can’t actually create a human life – nor would I even want to at this point…that mess is just plain gross people- and I already have enough people.  I do suddenly want a kitten for some reason.  I suppose it is because […]

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Parenting Books


I am addicted. I have read so many parenting books that I can’t even keep them all in my library. I read one after another after another and swear that each one will be the ONE. Perhaps I should have my Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Kindle accounts revoked? I will read any […]

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Optical Illusions


I suddenly have so many thoughts swirling through my head… As those of you who read here as regularly as I write… not…know that summer often brings a overwhelming amount of consideration to all things Max. I don’t know if it is simply an inevitable mathematical result because Sophie is […]

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Ok… Nevermind


The title belongs to Hun who chided me a bit for whining yesterday.  As soon as I posted yesterday’s entry, Camp called to tell me that Max climbed to the top of the rock wall, rang the bell and then walked across a log plank… all by himself.  The camp […]

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Just Plain Weird


Ten years…. Max’s age as of last week and the amount of time I have been a mom to a child with cerebral palsy.  One would think, I would think, that I would have gotten the hang of it by now. This past year brought Max much success and many […]

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A few words to Sophie


I have sat down to write about Sophie and her Bat Mitzvah a few times but there is just too much to say. Instead, I would rather preserve the feeling we had when we spoke to her during the party… I think it says it all… It seems rather funny […]

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The Problem That Isn’t


The problem I am about to write about shouldn’t even be allowed to be called a problem.  Rather, it should be called a blessing, but for some reason it feels like a terribly burdensome problem that I cannot seem to solve. What a fitting way to end our month long […]

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just a thought about love


Love is not a feeling- it is an energy that lives on forever. It moves from one to another and never ends – if there is grief, that love doesn’t end, it is transferred to new love and just continues on. I am quoting The Last Airbender – perhaps the […]

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Malfunction Malfunction (and spoken in a robotic voice…)


My boy is made up of many parts – and many of them mechanical, inanimate and highly breakable. A few weeks ago, his alignment was off.  His walker veered to the right no matter what he did. He frequently found himself in the bushes and sometimes in the middle of […]

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