Our New Normal [s] » Our little family's realization, that there is no normal

My personal story of dealing with JDM.

Good morning, beautiful families! I wanted to share, real quick that a story I wrote about our (mostly my, as her mom) journey with JDM has posted this morning on a blog called The Lovely Project. It would be awesome if the website was flooded with other moms piping (commenting/sharing) in about their experiences and […]

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May 14, 2013 - 8:53 pm

The Latest – sunshine, flares, and bovine colostrum » Our New Normal [s] - […] So, here we are at the two year mark with Vivia being treated for JDM.  […]

ESTABLISH: Clean Up Habits by making a Toy Library – DIY

I don’t know about you, but I was SICK of picking up toys all day long. To try and contain this, I created a playroom which I thought would take care of the problem. We had bins labeled, and a place for everything, and all that jazz; but the kids still could not grasp the […]

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September 13, 2012 - 11:07 am

Karina - Freedom, this cracks me up just a little, remembering what our dorm room used to look like! I specifically remember you having to scale a pile of discarded clothes on the floor, just to get to your bed!

I’m pretty sick, myself, of having to pick up toys (and dishes, and homeschooling stuff). I might have to try your system.

Karina

October 29, 2012 - 9:51 am

freedomg12 - Karina!
Hahahah!
I know!!! I am trying to help my kids overcome my shortcomings! My mom never taught me how to be organized or how to keep house- or any of that (as you witnessed daily). So, as I continue to struggle through childhood habits, I also try my best to equip my kids for adulthood.

Circle of Life

Celebrating the whole circle of life this weekend. Yesterday, a funeral. Today, a baby shower. Tomorrow, a re-birth. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” − Albert Einstein I choose the latter.  

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ESTABLISH: Sometimes I Get Mad

I have been having issues lately with my 3 year old who just decided to now assert himself against any and all authority figures. Many times this takes on the form of a temper tantrum, or a full-on meltdown. And I have been at a loss. Mainly, because I thought we had escaped this whole […]

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August 4, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan - I love the cape! What a great book. 🙂 (thanks for the link.)

August 4, 2012 - 9:22 pm

Karina - Adorable, Freedom!

August 4, 2012 - 10:49 pm

julia - He had to read it to me as soon as I came in the door. SSSSSSSSSSSSSoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, precious!

August 11, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Desiree - You’re such a great mommy, Freedom. Your creativity that you’ve asserted into raising your children never ceases to amaze me. Keep up the great work, because you’re an inspiration to anyone who is (or wants to be ^.^) a momma. Xo.

d.

August 24, 2012 - 8:38 pm

Jenna - Um. Can I order one for Lyric? We seem to have troubles over here remembering to use our big boy words.
Well, and one for Miles too. Apparently, even big boys forget to use big boy words.
xo

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