Weeds only count as flowers when your children pick them



One last post before I forget

It doesn’t look like I’ve gotten around to posting any recent pictures of the kids, other than the scrapbook pages I posted a couple weeks ago. I have some favorite new pictures of Reed that I just have to share. Click the pictures to enlarge. =]

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Happy Blogiversary to me

Well, I’ve lived through another year, and I’ve got the blog to prove it. Of course that doesn’t amount to much post-wise, since I’m such a lousy blogger, but it’s really weird to look back on my first posts and see how far we’ve come in the last year.

Virtual cake for everyone!
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Since you asked…

Kristin’s comment deserves to be answered. Her comment on my post about the new blog title was:

Steph- I love Quotes, you picked a good one. Made me happy and sad at the same time when I read it.
Love the new tittle and new look- seems like you have a found a “new place” within yourself too :o)
What brought about the change?

Well, first of all, Thank you. I thought long and hard on the new name. This quote just really stood out to me. It was made by someone with Asperger’s Syndrome. It really spoke to me, so I felt it was the right name for this place in our journey. I’m not really sure where the new outlook came from. Honestly, I can’t put my finger on a particular moment or revelation that changed things. A big part of it was you, my wonderful friends in my computer. Reading your blogs has given me insight that usually takes a long time of first hand experience to gain. Thank you so much for allowing me to take a minor shortcut through some of the heartache and learn from your lessons. I’m sure there are many more to come, but for now, I feel much more confident with my newfound knowledge of Reed and his needs.

So in answer to your question… Well, actually I HAVE no answer to your question. I am still bewildered and overwhelmed much of the time, but the rest of the time, I am better able to appreciate what it is that makes Reed who he is. I have become less about fixing him, and more about enjoying him.

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The new name

Heath and I are listening to a fascinating radio show online about Asperger’s Syndrome. There was a quote that struck me as so perfect, that it inspired the new blog title. Even if you’re not dealing with a diagnosis of AS, I highly recommend checking out the program.


I’ll try to blog more later.

Taking Suggestions

on a new blog name. Now that Reed has completed Kindergarten, it seems like I should have a new name. But I am stuck. I’ve been trying to come up with something witty for the past hour, with no success.


Some random thoughts on blogging

So I recently discovered that a mom I “know” through an online community, and whose blog I happened upon recently, reads another blog I adore. What a small world, huh? Isn’t it funny how this whole autism blogging thing brings together all of us who would ordinarily have no idea the others existed. Ok, maybe it’s just me. I thought it was kinda cool.

So when I noticed the other day just how long it’s been since I blogged last (sorry ’bout that), it got me thinking a lot about my blog. So I have a little poll for you:

  1. Why did you decide to start a blog? Was there one you read that got you interested? Did you have something you just HAD to get off your chest? What was your catalyst?
  2. Do your family and friends know about your blog? Do you let them read it? Have you ever wished they didn’t?
  3. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  4. What is your favorite thing about your favorite blog?

Ok, enough nosy questions from me. I’m just trying to gauge how weird I am, LOL.

What is your opinion worth?

I’ve discovered that apparently my opinions is worth $2,367.85. Go figure. Actually, I’m feeling pretty good about this number, since I’m fairly new to blogging, and only have a couple readers thus far. Feels pretty good to think my thoughts are worth something.

What are your rants worth?


So I’ve been racking my brain for the past week or so about a blog topic.

I. got. nothin’.

So sorry, fellow bloggers. I am a dud this week. Nothing of interest has happened (although on the bright side, this means no major mishaps either), and I have no life outside of the craziness of my children, therefore no subject matter.

So for lack of something interesting to say, here are some pictures of the loves of my life: