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Leisa A. Hammett
Nashville
Author, Speaker, Advocate
Interests: Autism, Art, All the Rest of Life
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Thank you, Susan!
Thanks for your comment, WendysHat, and for your involvement.
Thank you, Wendy! Glad you agree. I’ve pinned this and will publish a photo/quote excerpt tomorrow.
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Funny how time renders perspective. Even a different way of looking at things once held as definitive truth and "the way." The "right" way. I now get it. I totally get why that older mom was so miffed and would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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A first kiss, a first dance. These are the rites of passage of American youth that hold the promise of magic, romance, and initiation into adulthood. For youth from all walks of life, these steps toward intimacy are at once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Oh, I'm late in responding. So sorry. THank you, Brenda, love. I appreciate that. Alicia: PERFECTLY stated! Thank you, Chitra. What wise words. And, that is what I try to do, too. We only have this one present moment. We can choose to remain in it and not fall into fear over a false reality that does not yet exisit. One moment, working on what will be the next best step to take. My best to you, too. Namaste.
Thank you, Mary. Thanks for getting it. You know I love you. I hope. And, that I do appreciate your compassionate (and cheerful) spirit.
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In our nearly two-decades-old, small, local meet-up group of moms with sons and daughters who have disAbilities, (plus a dad or two, and a few friends who work on behalf of our community,) we call her the queen. Not just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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Only a month into Grace Goad's new Spring/Summer coaster-sized Art Tiles line and we're looking toward a third printing. These yummy pastels are selling well, alongside matching Notecards, plus the still popular Fall-Winter Notecard and Art Tile lines. Here's four... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Oh, Joy. THIS is nothing. Well, I mean it's obviously something and something special bc I wrote about it, but it's barely the TIP of the iceberg. Our art scene has exploded in the last two years and I'm behind on the newer venues. Thank you for commenting!
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You matter. Of course you do. But somewhere in the course of parenting, self-care for moms and dads (especially moms) is often forgotten. Here's the deal: You are the foundation of your family. If the foundation is not sturdy, how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Thanks, and, yes, Claudia. You know this is true.
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Here, in Nashville, there's a muted silence in the air these chilly, crisp pre-spring days. I'm calling it in between time. The few intermittent days of warm, glorious sunshine brought the buzz of activity. Now, there's a hush in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Why thank you, Lux. Judging by the looks of your blog's home page, at least, looks like you have a roar yourself. :)
Jamie, hmmm....Id like to hear more what you are thinking here. :) Thank you for commenting. Leisa A. Hammett Author/Blogger, Speaker, ARTism Agent www.LeisaHammett.com www.GraceGoad.com + Facebook: Grace Goad | Autism Art
Jamie, hmmm....I'd like to hear more what you are thinking here. :) Thank you for commenting.
Thank you for all the ways you taught me by just being forthright you, Alicia, both at the conference and since. I hope we can get together before school ends. Im willing to put something on my calendar. Leisa A. Hammett Author/Blogger, Speaker, ARTism Agent www.LeisaHammett.com www.GraceGoad.com + Facebook: Grace Goad | Autism Art
Thank you for all the ways you taught me by just being forthright you, Alicia, both at the conference and since. I hope we can get together before school ends. I'm willing to put something on my calendar.
Love that, Claudia: "complicated, interesting and fascinating lives." Thank you for commenting. :)
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We bonded during the last hour of the day. A panelist at the close of the first-ever conference for midlife bloggers asked the audience of 100 women if any of us found certain types of stories that resonated with their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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Hello, again, beautiful fallen, Snow, piled atop epic Ice. Hello, beautiful, quiet Earth. You ssshhh my mouth and mind chatter. Hello, bulging-bellied birds perched and chirping cheeriness on the patio-garden dogwood. Hello, warm, flannel jammies; fuzzy socks, and opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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Ready? Cue the eyeballs to roll. I'm sure some of my Facebook friends knew this blog post was coming. So, what does The Buddha have to do with the Icepocalypse, as we called Storm Octavia here in Nashville? And Pandora.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Meredith, you are so wise. I always appreciate your kind, gentle, affirming words.
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Day two here in Nashville's worst ice storm in two decades. Area public schools are cancelled for the week as we thaw from phase one and brace for two and possibly three more hits of this epic winter event. Early... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett