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The things I didn’t say in my Christmas letter

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It’s a tall order to cram a year’s worth of news in one Christmas letter. I strive to not be braggy, and to be realistic without sounding negative. Certainly there is a lot I don’t say, both for the sake of space and to keep it positive. The realities of the lives beyond the letter are noteworthy, however. A Real… Read more »

Decorating the Christmas tree

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Christmas tree

Ever since my son could pull to stand we’ve needed a gate around our Christmas tree to minimize ornament grabbing and tree pulling. It was effective the first and (maybe) second years at most. After that, the tree gate became more of an enticing challenge and receptacle for tossed toys. Last Christmas, the tree enclosure served as a minimal deterrent…. Read more »

Holiday Joy–what a difference a year makes!

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Last year after Christmas, I posted an exasperated question on a Down syndrome message board asking, “How do we do this? How do we get through the holidays with our sensory kids who thrive on routine? How do we keep our sanity at holiday parties where our kids refuse to eat unfamiliar foods, tip over chairs and decorations, and cry… Read more »