Category Archives: Special Needs

Pebbles has special needs. And because of that so do The Rock and I. We especially need some rest. :)

Mommy, What’s a C-O-N-D-….?

I just read a post over at Underdaddy.com that got me thinking about how thankful I am that Pebbles is a late bloomer in the reading department. You might want to have a look at The Buttery Hole first. You … Continue reading

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Left Brain vs. Right Brain. Who Wins?

I mentioned in April that The Rock, Pebbles and I were far away from home getting treatment for Pebbles. And in May I told you a little bit about the STAR Center in Denver where we took her. But I … Continue reading

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The Very Best Reason

I owe everyone who follows my blog a huge apology. I’ve been MIA from the blogosphere lately. I’m pretty sure there isn’t anyone out there who absolutely lives for my blog posts. So at least I don’t have the guilt … Continue reading

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I Forgot Who I Was Talking To

Me: Whew! That made me tired. How about you? Pebbles: Did you forget who you’re talking to? This kid cracks me up. But I digress. She’s right. She never gets tired. Never. No, for real. I’m not kidding or exaggerating. … Continue reading

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Poem for Pebbles

~ FOR PEBBLES ~ Being her momma brings out the mother bear in me. Watching her struggles makes me angry when they don’t see the sweet spirit inside her that has to fight constantly, to understand herself, the world, to … Continue reading

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Guess What This Photo is Saying or Oops! We Did it Again

You know that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” Wanna guess what this picture is saying? If you can’t see it right there in the tiny caption I’ll tell you. It’s saying, “Yikes! Only two clonidine left! It’s … Continue reading

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Hell Night Starring Pebbles Stone

Kids Who Don’t Sleep You’ve probably heard of kids who don’t sleep well, or have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep. You may even have one of those children living in your very own home. But unless you … Continue reading

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Pebbles – Our Puzzling Paradox – Part Two

A recent post I wrote describing Pebbles’ cute obsession with mangling game rules prompted a reader to ask if Pebbles does the same thing when she plays with her friends. That question can’t be answered with a simple Yes or … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For. Or Even Wonder About.

When The Rock and I were raising our four wild kids I often wondered, wistfully, what it would be like to raise an only child. I love each and every one of our kids, and have always considered it a … Continue reading

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Super Fun at the County Fair with Sensory Processing Disorder

The Rock and I took Pebbles to the county fair recently. Pebbles loves the fair. She’s a total daredevil. She loves rides that make The Rock and me lose our lunch. Like this horrendous thing. That’s Pebbles in the striped … Continue reading

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Remember When I Told You . . .

. . . that Pebbles is a screamer? Seriously. I don’t know why this child’s screams haven’t shattered all our windows. They should be measured on the Richter Scale. We actually tried to have that done. Here are the results. … Continue reading

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It Depends on What the Definition of Is Is . . . or Any Other Word, Really

Pebbles has a rather odd different way of interpreting the world. One of her diagnoses is Asperger’s Syndrome. At times it causes us to butt heads. Other times I’m amazed as I see the world through her beautiful baby blues. … Continue reading

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The Puzzling Paradox That is Pebbles

Our granddaughter Pebbles has been difficult almost since birth. She is a screamer. Those four words so inadequately describe what we have gone through and still deal with, although (thankfully) to a much lesser extent now than when she was … Continue reading

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