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My Son’s Hair Stylist Is His Hero

When you have a child with special or unique needs and a stranger treats them amazingly when they don’t have to, it makes you feel so damn good. It gives you hope and restores your faith in humanity. C.J.’s hair … Continue reading

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Buncombe County Schools, You’re Doing It All Wrong

Dear Buncombe County Schools, I recently read about your student Grayson Bruce being bullied for carrying a My Little Pony backpack to school.  I read that your response was that Grayson should leave his backpack at home because it is … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Birthday, C.J.!

C.J. turned seven on Saturday.  My baby is growing up.  He’d been planning his birthday celebration for three months – the amount of time he usually puts into preparing for big life moments like his birthday, nobody else’s birthday, Christmas, … Continue reading

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C.J. At Play

C.J. and Chase had two weeks off for winter break.  They were a long two weeks, as they tend to be when the kids are out of school.  Over the break, Chase — who has considered a future behind the … Continue reading

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A Very C.J. Christmas 2013

C.J. can hardly wait for Christmas.  No.  I mean it.  I’m not sure he can wait.  He’s never been particularly patient.  He’s tried to convince me that if he eats two chocolates out of his advent calendar every morning, two … Continue reading

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My Son Has A New Hero

My son has a new hero.  His name is Chad Alan. (He’s not the late-80s teen heart throb Chad Allen who I had a massive crush on once upon a Our House with Brenda Walsh and the Oatmeal Man) C.J.’s … Continue reading

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My Son Chooses to Be Alice (in Wonderland)

My Halloween post is up, but not here, at TheAtlantic.com.  “My son C.J. is going to be Alice, of Alice In Wonderland, for Halloween. More specifically, he will be Tim Burton’s Alice because, at nearly seven years old, he’s starting … Continue reading

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Star Of The Week

The first weeks of school are always a little rough for C.J. (and me).  There are a lot of new things.  New routines.  New classroom.  New teacher.  New classmates. We’ve found that he self-edits more than ever in the first … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Happy Birthday C.J.’s Dad Edition

Happy Birthday to C.J.’s Dad — the most kick-ass husband and father ever.  C.J.’s Dad doesn’t get nearly enough credit for how amazing he is.  Which is probably my fault because I don’t go on and on about him very often when blogging. “Where’s … Continue reading

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Reflections: Raising My Rainbow Turns Two

Well, hello there 2013, what do you have in store for us this year? A friend of mine doesn’t like odd-numbered years because they are typically unlucky for her.  I thought back on my odd-numbered years.  My odd-numbered years include … Continue reading

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