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Then and now. Parenting a high needs baby

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Here is another post that I started years ago and really would like to finish.  I won't edit the original material I'll just add on.

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"Parenting is a journey.  Parenting a high-need child is a journey where you unwittingly end up in uncharted territory.  Before your baby's birth you imagine what the journey will be like.  You buy guidebooks.  You listen to friends who have taken similar trips.  It's exciting.  Your baby is born and the journey begins.  Suddenly your trip isn't going as planned.  Your child is not following the guidebooks.  He takes you on a different journey, one that you might not have chosen and certainly not the one you had anticipated.  Initially, you resent this change in travel plans.  The road is bumpy.  It is lonely.  And it's costing you much more energy than you had budgeted.  But you've purchased a nonrefundable ticket, so you must go on.  While your friends are seeing all the popular sights, your child pulls you …

Let's talk boobs for a moment

As you know I recently started writing again and part of that was going through all of my old posts and rough drafts of posts that I started but never finished.  A lot of them I deleted because they are really no longer relevant or so unfinished that I would need to be in that current time to finish up properly.  But this is one I want to finish.

I must have written this in 2014 when Caches was about three and a half and Arlowe was about 11 old.  Here is what I had started...


Every year since Caches was one year old I have written a post about breastfeeding during world breastfeeding week.  Well, world breastfeeding week was almost 6 months ago, so while late to the party, I'm still going to participate. Because yeah, still doing it.  And breastfeeding an almost 3.5 year old is so very different than breastfeeding an infant, a young toddler or even a 2.5 year old.

If someone would have told the 18 year old me that they were still nursing their 3.5 year old toddler, I probably wou…

Children come with a lot of bodily fluids

Hi,
Thank you so much for the input and support.  I really do hope to keep this thing going but in order to do so I need to clarify a few things.  Okay, I know I don't need to, but I need to First of all, I am not going to spend a lot of time editing.  I hardly have the time to do the actual writing, so spelling errors, grammar errors and way too many commas will be present.  I know some of you can't stand grammar errors but at least I know the difference between there, their and they're, right?   Second, I am going to try to be completely honest and real here.  I have spent way too much of my life and time worrying about what other people think about me and my opinions.  I have filtered myself many times because I don't want to offend anyone or have anybody feel like I am judging them.  I always play it safe but I think the world needs a bit more real life a lot less putting on a show for the internet. 

That being said,  I know not everyone shares all of my opinion…

Some pictures of the kids over the years...

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Since it has been such a long time I thought I would share a post with some pictures.  I mean, a lot of you don't even know what Arlowe looks like!  Here are a few shots of our family over the years.




















I'm not a rapper, I just cuss a lot

"Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years."


Gotta love L.L, right?  In all seriousness though, I HAVE been here the whole time you guys.  I've been right here wanting to write, needing to write, thinking about writing and well, not writing.  I jot notes down in my phone and on little slips of paper thinking that will be a great thing to write about when I find the time but guess what, there is NO TIME!  Like none, like I don't even know how I find the time to blink most days.  There has been no time and there will be no time so I have no other choice but to make time.  Concept, right?  I recently heard someone much wiser than I say," instead of saying, I don't have time for that, say that is not a priority right now." It's so true. Life is busy! Nobody just has time.  Granted I had a shit load more time before I had two children but I digress.  When something is a priority we make time.  And I'm going to try to make the time t…