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amie bloom
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To Matt on the day after his 17 birthday
Even as Matthew turns 17 the reality that  I am his mom still amazes me.  I still feel 25 and so vividly remember the phone call that there was a little boy who needed a mom.and that while there were still a few hoops to jump through, it was likely that if ...
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Being a social person in a solo world
If you meet Matthew you immediately know that socialization is important to him.  He loves people; loves to talk to people, share stories, and simply be surrounded by people.  For Matthew this is one of his biggest challenges. He has no friends.  As a socia...
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Time out rooms and restraint
If anyone had told me that I would be dealing with all 3 of my children being placed in time out rooms at school and restrained by their teachers I would have told you that you were crazy.  Who even knew that places like time out rooms existed in our public...
Time out rooms and restraint
Time out rooms and restraint
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Teaching unpredictable kids
Jacob and Matthew have both been diagnosed at this time with drug/alcohol usage from their birth parents while they were in utero.  What this does it is essentially creates "swiss cheese brain".  In many situations life clicks and the boys do great.  They c...
Teaching unpredictable kids
Teaching unpredictable kids
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Off to the Children's Museum- Day 2
If you are ever in Indianapolis the Children's museum is a place that is not to be missed.  While I have heard from some family members that they have gone without children, I am not sure I would say it is THAT incredible, but it is definitely one of the be...
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Indianapolis......for vacation?
This past week was spring break and our family was headed to Indianapolis.  We had plane tickets that had to be used, and so I gave the boys the chance to pick a place that they wanted to go and then started looking for a flight to get us there that didn't ...
Indianapolis......for vacation?
Indianapolis......for vacation?
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Raising 3 boys with special needs
Raising 3 boys with special needs
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Passion
eI can likely best be described as a passionate person.  This has served me well- I work with passion for the children in my program.  I parent my boys with passion, and I passionately stand behind those who work with me as teachers in my program and who ar...
Passion
Passion
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The whole child
All of us are made up of many parts, personalities and things that make us special.  I'm a hard worker, with high expectations of others who can be over the top silly with kids, but also can be seen as "too demanding" by coworkers. Matthew is sweet natured ...
The whole child
The whole child
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What do you see for each boys future?
What do you see for each boys future? That is the question I was asked ....I realized that I have accepted reality for Matthew.  He will have a part time job at least.  He will live with peers and someone to oversee his finances, decision making and general...
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