Tag Archives: Special Needs

Life is not a relative experience.

May 16, 2012

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“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson It has been an intense week already and it’s only Wednesday, but as it so often happens with intensity comes the opportunity for great learning.  As of late I have had […]

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Knowing when to say when.

April 24, 2012

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“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” ~ Unknown I can’t really believe I am actually here today. My many hats are starting to feel somewhat heavy on my head and the plates spinning, balls juggling are a teensy bit in danger of falling on my head.  The past 7 days have […]

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Do you want to go to the moon?

April 18, 2012

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“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit. There’s footprints on the moon.” ~Paul Brandt As the sun filtered through the trees and danced on our backs in the Saturday afternoon light, I could feel the soft blanket beneath my hands. Q, E and I sat outside blowing bubbles. The clear circles of light and air […]

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Expectations, Butterflies and Holland.

April 10, 2012

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“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell Yesterday as I knelt down on the carpet in the brightly colored room to once again replace E’s pretty gold shoes on her first day of school at the […]

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Risking Hope.

April 9, 2012

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“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” ~ Unknown Today is a big day in the Pruitt household as the minis are off to college!  […]

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“Just Enough” sugar for Life’s Lemonade.

March 15, 2012

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“One should take children’s philosophy to heart.  They do not despise a bubble because it bursts.  They immediately set to work on another one.”  ~ Keynote As you know by now, while we as a family and myself personally move forward constantly “trying” to add more and more sugar to our proverbial lemons to make […]

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Shorter Days, Longer Nights, and a Future Worth Living For.

February 28, 2012

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“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for” ~ Anonymous Oh how this is all true and the last part I feel everyday, in moments too many to count. As you all came on “the haircut” journey yesterday, […]

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Can you be burned out and still be inspired?

February 1, 2012

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This is what I am asking myself right now?  Recently, I have been pushing hard, burning the candle at both ends and in the middle and I am tired.  Or maybe it’s burned out.  As I headed  around the blogosphere the past few days to visit other bloggers who I enjoy reading, many of their […]

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Help Amelia and Spread the Word.

January 16, 2012

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There is no time for a quote, for this we must dive right in… Like Holly states in her post, http://www.notaperfectmomsblog.com/2012/01/help-amelia-spread-the-word/#comment-6625 I had not intended to post today, but when I saw this on Elastamom’s blog, I had to help spread the word and I immediately signed the petition. It’s a real life, happening now, […]

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Top 6 Special Ideas for Special Families for the Holidays.

December 12, 2011

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We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this […]

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