Category Archives: Mothership

Star Trek Epiphany

Today is the still awkwardly-named Discussion of Trinity of Brain Issues (Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Aspergers) and the Treatment Thereof Tuesday. DTBITTT. I don’t know that my day should sound like a raspberry. Maybe for the time being we could … Continue reading

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Lessons from my Mom

This is my Mom and me in the ‘Peg circa 1968.     Did someone skin a Cookie Monster to get the pelt for that coat? I’m a muppetized moppet. I love that you can’t see my hands. Wasn’t I just adorable? More to … Continue reading

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Anthropology of the School Concert

I attended the school’s variety show yesterday. I LOVE school concerts. I love the earnestness, the nervousness, the vulnerability. It makes me cry when the school band plays a song together. It’s an amazing accomplishment really to be playing a song … Continue reading

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Another moment of clarity

See why I will not be investing in a fancy flat screen computer monitor any time soon. Continue reading

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Either he’s psychic or we’ve been here before.

In which I am impressed by my 4-year-old’s memory. Continue reading

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This just out–You can’t ride a vacuum to Heaven. Even a cordless.

In which I skewer a vacuum cleaner’s marketing campaign and discover that I might love James Dyson. Continue reading

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At the table with my skates on

I was reminded of the series The Legends of Hockey (kind of like the Baseball series, but with Hockey). I learned a profound lesson from that series. Here it is. One of the legends (I think it was Gordie Howe, … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord — Round Two

In which I make my kids do another round of Fast ForWord. Changes in the game. Updates on improvement in my kids that I believe to be related to Fast ForWord. Continue reading

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Brain thinking thoughts about Brains

I’ve been thinking a lot about brains lately. It’s a side effect of having a child with brain issues. I’ve begun to wonder if the primary focus of brain training should primarily be to train the executive function. Because if … Continue reading

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Why so tense Mom?

I sometimes have moments when everything becomes clear. I understand why my hair is going grey, why I suffer from tension headaches, and why there always needs to be beer in the fridge. This afternoon, I had one of those … Continue reading

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