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Emily
Central New Jersey
Mother, Wife, Sick.
Interests: Anything my son is into, reading, writing, net surfing. Used to be into other things before son was born, but time is limited now! I have Lupus and other assorted ailments!
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Oct 22, 2010
Just to for clarification purposes, Tyler shows no signs of Autism or Asperger's. Thanks for you replies!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2010 on Leaving it Alone For Now at New Jersey Moms Blog
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Taking Tyler to a pediatric neurologist for an opinion on his Tourette's Syndrome and possible Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was one of the worst experiences I've had since Tyler was born. For someone who is supposed to specialize in children, this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at New Jersey Moms Blog
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The other day my three-and-a-half-old and I were watching one of his videos that had a circus in the storyline. He said to me, "Mommy, the circus is too far away." What he meant was that the circus was out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at New Jersey Moms Blog
Thanks, all. I do have to admit I sometimes miss my little guy. He's doing well, but if my husband falls asleep on the couch, in the morning my son is sleeping on the love seat! When I wrote my post I originally wanted to put in research that showed that co-sleeping showed no ill effects later in life, but I could find no recent research to that effect. That being said, I do agree with what is basically being said here; trust your instincts and that you know what is best for your family.
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Thanks, Varda. Tyler is doing better than we expected! He still wants us to be with him until he falls asleep, but he is already sleeping in his own bed with my husband and I asleep in ours! The last two nights he has not even woken up in the middle of the night calling for me. We've made great progress in a week. I guess the promises of prizes if certain goals were met helped, but it was more than that. I think he is finally ready to take that big boy step.
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I write with a pen name and I don't give my blog out to anyone I know, but one time I guess posted and my real name was used accidentally. It caused a big uproar because it was about my extended family not believing that I was as sick as I claimed to be, and the lack of sympathy I was shown. They were very mad, but guess what? What I had written was all true and they quickly were forced to shut up about it!
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For almost six months now, my three-and-a-half-year-old son has been sleeping in a sleeping bag by my bed, and sometimes winding up in my bed. It's an issue that happens to most parents and children at one time or another,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at New Jersey Moms Blog
Hi Jennifer, I battle with extreme depression and anxiety. It comes on slowly, doesn't it, and suddenly you realize your in it. Unlike you, I am on medication and I also see a therapist. I know you don't like medicine, I understand, but these meds can bring you to a normal, or more normal level. If it wasn't for them, I would be paralyzed in bed right now. I still suffer, but not as much. Anyway, it's just a thought. Good luck with whatever you decide and feel free to contact me. I have also posted on my experience with depression and anxiety on NJMB.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2010 on Behind the Mommy Mask at NYC Moms
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What a wonderful post and sweet daughter you have! I didn't even know what these things were, but I had seem them so your article caught my eye. I'm just hoping they don't hit the pre-school boy age set around here!
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Yes, I too was surprised that she did not suggest a vasectomy for my husband, but there is no way he is going for that snip, snip either!
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OMG, I was taken in too. I didn't like this product at all and I couldn't believe there was not one negative review! Good one!
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Thank you for all your support. For those of you who are experiencing similar issues, I do hope you are are getting the help you need. That is the one thing you must push yourself for, although I realize that sometimes being able to get out of the house to fill that prescription or see that doctor is difficult in itself. It is trial and error and the side effects of these drugs can be rough, but I am going to keep trying and I hope you will too.
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Thanks for all your comments, and sorry so late in commenting back. The therapist helped a little but she did say that the tics are neurologically based and (her opinion), foods and diet are not the answer. We went through a month where the tics stopped as they do wax and wane when they are young, but now they are back a bit. Lora, my son just got over strep throat! Now I am wondering if something new we've been hearing is tic based, rather than cold based...You could write a ton on all the things strep throat can be blamed on... One thing that is definitely unnerving...when your child develops a new symptom, it is really difficult to figure out if it is medical or a tic. My son's nausea and fever combined with panting-like breathing made us bring him to the pediatrician right away, which turned out to be a good thing because the strep was discovered before he even got a sore throat. It is definitely a waiting game when they are young to see if this is simply part of their development or something more permanent.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2010 on My TIC-ing Child at New Jersey Moms Blog
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That's not a bad idea, Mary! Wouldn't you know, the day I threw out something he asked for it! I told him the truth, that we had to get rid of some old toys that he doesn't play with too much so "Santa" could bring him some new ones, and he I guess he is young enough that he was okay with it!
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Nothing really memorable comes to mind except the childhood joys of seeing a lot of gifts under the tree from Santa! I'm happy now I have a little boy who is three and I that get to see Christmas through his eyes.
I was lucky about the flu shot, we all got it early, but the H1N1's lack of availability is definitely scary. There are no straight answers and it seems we just have to keep our fingers crossed that our families our not touched by it.
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If this story is not a perfect example of why sex offenders need longer terms or should never get out if their crime fits, I don't know what is. We wouldn't have to be asking why if this maniac was never let out of jail in the first place. Welcome, Deanna, with an interesting twist to the story.
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Nearly all of my readers come from Twitter! That being said, some readers of my blog will comment to me on Twitter instead of on my blog. I don't blame them, it's just a lot easier, and I admit I am sometimes guilty of it. I think potential advertisers may look at my blog and say, "No comments, no readers", and pass me by. I love Twitter anyway for the friends and connections I have made.
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Yes, I guess my days of Howard Stern in the car are now over. My son is almost three and if we listen to music it's all his!
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Going through this right now. I feel your pain.
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I have a "leash" on my toddler and don't see anything wrong with it. Tyler is liable to take off if he is sad, excited, or it's just Tuesday. He is an extremely active child and I would rather have dirty looks than a missing or hurt son.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2009 on Please Control Yourself at Mad About Multiples!
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Been there, done that. You try not to worry because it can take so long to finally find out. I went through it right after my son was born. But I was okay and so are you and I am so happy for you! My heart goes out to all of the woman for whom it is not.
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After being chronically ill for over six years now, I finally have accepted that I can't change being sick and I am not a failure because I am not as successful as many others. I will never own a house, not when my husband and I average over $15,000 in out of pocket health expenses yearly. I used to be a fairly successful career woman until last year when my body finally wouldn't work with me on a 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. full time job and mom schedule. I went from upper middle class to living in poverty. Sometimes I do get down when I see some of my fellow mom bloggers and what they are doing and achieving. But I'm not going to be embarrassed or ashamed any more because I didn't ask to be sick and I did not do anything like drinking, smoking or drugs to make me this way. I'm just concentrating now on being the best mom, wife, daughter and friend I can be and on doing the best I can in my life with what I've got. I hope that some day you can find some peace and let go some what. I don't think you are immature, I think you are just angry, and some of that is good. I am not totally complacent; I will never give up trying to get better! God bless you, Lisa! And if anyone would like to see what Lisa was talking about in regards to Spoons, please click on this link: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/the_spoon_theory/ Be well, Emily
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