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Latest Blog Posts for The Velveteen Hamster

  • Rumble
    on Jul 13, 2011
    The trains go rumbling by, and Jude and I are right underneath, me sitting behind him with my arms around his waist. He hears them long before I do, and announces they are coming with the flapping of his hands.In front of us is the park. I used to ta...
  • Date Night
    on May 29, 2011
    We have a respite care worker now, which means we have Gretchan, our friend's daughter, to come and watch the kids while we go on a date. Four hours to do what we want. Go out to eat. See a movie. Drink coffee. Heaven.We head out to Heartland Cafe, a...
  • Chin
    on May 18, 2011
    I have been told that I need to find a way to be okay even if my children are not. I am too enmeshed, whatever that is. How separate should I be? Should I stand here? Move back this far? How about here?Yeah, it's true. If Jude is having a good day, I...
  • Time to Heal
    on Apr 11, 2011
    Spring is bleed season. Eden falls, he gets bumped, and he runs around until the spaces between his ankles begin to fill with blood. It happens every year when the weather gets warm.Eden is so unlike Sage. Sage would get a hint of a scrape and happil...
  • Starman
    on Apr 5, 2011
    There's a starman, waiting in the sky, he'd like to come and meet us, but he thinks he'd blow our minds...Jude has new clothes. He should be pleased, or indifferent. New clothes are different, though, so it freaks him out. Deeply. "Jude Hills don't l...
  • Just Keep Swimming, or Dust Part 2
    on Mar 29, 2011
    I don't know how to be okay. Heather tells me about mindfulness, which is, I guess, a way of keeping yourself from completely freaking out. If I am making a cup of tea, I am making a cup of tea. If I am putting on my shoes, I am really focusing on my...
  • Dust
    on Mar 29, 2011
    I was not kept safe as a child. My parents had their own pain and issues, and they unintentionally let really bad things happen to me. Really, really bad things. This is important to understanding what drives me as a parent, as a human being. All tha...
  • Dust Part One and Two
    on Mar 29, 2011
    Not sure how to change the order of these posts, so please read Dust One first so they will make more sense. Thanks. If you bloggers know how to switch them, let me know. :)...
  • On Addiction
    on Mar 15, 2011
    I don't talk about it much. I was so young, it was so long ago. It is an undeniable truth, though. I was an addict. I still am. I grew up around it, everyone drank. It meant family to me, the smell of whiskey on my father's breath, the smell of...
  • Earring
    on Nov 18, 2010
    This is a kind man, this psychologist with the British accent. I can tell. He has an earring. That alone got past my defenses, just a little.I hate these appointments.It is his job to evaluate Jude for services. The premise of the grant we are up for...
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