Monthly Archives: September 2011

It takes what it takes

A few weeks ago I wrote about the luscious, feet-up summer I was having. The contrast between last month and this one couldn’t be more stark. Not only is it back-to-school for the kids, but back-to-school for me and a big mental transition out … Continue reading

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Siblings talk about the sibling experience

Following yesterday’s post about the importance of hearing more from siblings of special needs, someone pointed out this great video from the Arc of King County in Seattle, Washington. Watching the video brought to mind a stressful evening last week … Continue reading

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Families pull up a chair to the table

After years of asking myself questions like “Why am I filling out this medical form when this information is already in their computer?” or “Why does this doctor only see patients during school hours?” and other such silly observations along … Continue reading

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Durga’s Toolbox #4: My gut

Another tool in my toolbox series that helps me live with joy, courage and compassion, as inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga. In 10th grade business class, my teacher Mrs. Goldstein taught our class a model that promised to make us … Continue reading

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