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Bethany’s Surprise 19th Birthday Party

Bethany’s nineteenth birthday was fast approaching! My husband and I were wondering how in the world we’dd ever be able to top the excitement of last year’s birthday party with Barney. We wanted her nineteenth birthday to be just as fun and exciting as her eithteenth was. After much thought and deliberation, we finally decided […]

Jeremiah’s 15th Surprise Birthday Party!

I think most of you probably already know that Jeremiah is not interested in being featured here on the blog! He’s even less interested in being on camera! Nevertheless, I did manage (with his permission) to get a little footage and a few photos of his 15th Surprise Birthday party to share with you all! […]

Birthday Surprises and 10 Facts About Epilepsy!

Happy Friday everyone! Looks like we got even more snow last night! Hope you have plans for a great weekend! Jeremiah doesn’t know it yet, but he is having a family birthday party tomorrow!! We are planning a surprise 15th birthday for him and just like last year, he’s being difficult, again!! I say that […]


Bethany’s Happy 18th Birthday Party: Featuring Barney!

Some of you may remember back in July that we were very disappointed when Bethany’s dream was not delivered by Barney, as had been promised! So to make up for that and to make Bethany’s milestone 18th birthday party special for her, I began dreaming about inviting Barney to it! But there was just a […]


Happy Birthday Wishes and Surprises for Bethany!

Yesterday was Bethany’s 18th birthday!   But we couldn’t actually tell her it was her birthday because she would have expected to have her party right then and there and I had scheduled the festivities for this coming Saturday!  Katy and Josiah stopped by on the 12th to wish Bethany a happy birthday and give […]


Daddy Malcolm’s 62nd Birthday Party

You’re all invited to my husband, Malcolm’s 62nd birthday Party! Being born on September 7th has had it’s downside over the years.  That’s because as kid, the first day of school was often on Malcolm’s birthday!  This year, I’m happy to announce that the first day of school did NOT fall on Malcolm’s 62nd birthday, […]

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Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp: One Year Older!

Welcome to the Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp! I’m so glad you came!  I love hearing from old and new friends each week! This is the safe place for those affected by special needs and/or homeschoolers to share, support, and encourage one another! Please share your awesome and unique story with us!! This linkup […]

Bethany's Happy 17th Birthday

Bethany’s Happy 17th Birthday!

We celebrated Bethany’s 17th birthday last Saturday and let me tell you, it was amazing! Some of you may recall I was worried that she might let her strict need to follow her own self imposed routines, rules and rituals prevent her from having a happy 17th birthday. I was also worried that seizures or […]

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Making a Birthday Video for Bethany

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are finding moments of happiness all throughout your days!  Life really is just a series of ordinary, everyday moments that truly are precious blessings!! As many of you already know,  documenting our lives on You Tube has turned out to be one of those things that brightens Bethany’s days and […]

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Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp: My Baby is a Teenager!

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp!  This is the place for families affected by special needs and/or homeschoolers to gather together to share their experiences and support and encourage one another! This LinkUp opens every Friday at 5:00 am.  and closes every Monday at 1:00 am. US Eastern […]