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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Zan&Zav
Just be honest

I'm pretty straight up with my boys. Between the two of them they have autism, ADHD, Tourette's, spd, OCD, anxiety, and learning disabilities. I tell them that yes, they have diagnoses and we have to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Zan&Zav
Love this, very heartfelt. I have a micro...

Love this, very heartfelt. I have a micro preemie with autism and one with ADHD and Tourette's, no one gets it.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Zan&Zav
I'm deaf and read lips, lol I can't make eye...

I'm deaf and read lips, lol I can't make eye contact or I'm " not listening"
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Zan&Zav
is it time yet to start a frugal gift ideas...

is it time yet to start a frugal gift ideas thread?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Zan&Zav
I seem to have the opposite problem, my 7 year...

I seem to have the opposite problem, my 7 year old typical son believes, and my 5 year old autistic son has never believed. Y 5 year old insists that even with time zones, it couldn't be done, there...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-23-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By Zan&Zav
Hey there, my babe was born almost 6!? Years ago...

Hey there, my babe was born almost 6!? Years ago at almost 26 weeks. My best advice for you is make sure you take care of yourself. It's easy to get run down and forget about yourself when you are...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-05-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Zan&Zav
I don't. Ever. It sucks.

I don't. Ever. It sucks.
Forum: Birth Stories   06-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Zan&Zav
Awesome birth story! Congrats!

Awesome birth story! Congrats!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,882
Posted By Zan&Zav
Vanilla flavored coffee cream, being able to say...

Vanilla flavored coffee cream, being able to say yes to the kids for a silly treat, NEW SOCKS
Forum: VBAC   01-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Zan&Zav
I did it backwards. First the natural...

I did it backwards. First the natural childbirth, went for a 2 hour walk with baby 24 hours later and felt great. 2 years later emerg csection, and it just sucked. It was weeks before i could do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,857
Posted By Zan&Zav
The bad kitty series is awesome, my 5 year old...

The bad kitty series is awesome, my 5 year old and my 2nd grader love them. Some of them are done in a comic book style that i find really encourages my 2nd grader to read where normally he would...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By Zan&Zav
I had a great hospital birth. Homebirth is not...

I had a great hospital birth. Homebirth is not an option where i live unless i went unassisted and i dont feel comfortable with that. So, i let the staff know what i wanted from my birth and they...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,074
Posted By Zan&Zav
I gained...

I gained http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif 57 lbs and lost 27 in birth. The other 30 melted off with breastfeeding, and then some
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-01-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Zan&Zav
My ds's are 5 and 7. Age 7 usually asleep by 9...

My ds's are 5 and 7. Age 7 usually asleep by 9 ish. Age 5 has autism, SPd,OCD among other things but those are what affect his sleep. Bedtime can vary from 8 to 1 am depending on what kind of day...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-31-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By Zan&Zav
I'm here with you. Just over 5 years later and...

I'm here with you. Just over 5 years later and still panic at alarms, the smell of hand sanitizer. My little guy had to in for eye surgery right before Christmas and I was fine. Until they passed me...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Zan&Zav
I have the opposite problem. My older son is...

I have the opposite problem. My older son is fine and the youngest have autism. The son with autism is brilliant and accedemically surpasses my older son as well as myself. That gets tricky
Forum: C-section Birth   12-07-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Zan&Zav
Congrats on your new precious bundle :) i'm...

Congrats on your new precious bundle :) i'm sorry things didn't work out the way you planned
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By Zan&Zav
wanted to add, with the major meltdowns I...

wanted to add, with the major meltdowns I usually just try to get out of the situation. If anyone gets in my way I will say, he has autism, he can't handle this situation anymore, no, talking to him...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By Zan&Zav
I do tell people. His 7 year old brother also...

I do tell people. His 7 year old brother also tells people. I think it helps him understand that he is a little differant, then he knows why people don't react the same as he does. I don't want him...
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,569
Posted By Zan&Zav
ds1 (7) is luigi, ds2 (5) is mario, and I of...

ds1 (7) is luigi, ds2 (5) is mario, and I of course am princess peach, because they need a princess :)
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-10-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Zan&Zav
welcome to this wonderful place, im from cape...

welcome to this wonderful place, im from cape breton nova scotia
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Zan&Zav
I just wanted to add this, my son is on the...

I just wanted to add this, my son is on the spectrum, he is 5. He is generally as a rule not aggressive. He has been in therepy since age 2. A week ago, at a playground we go to 3 days a week, he...
Forum: Parenting   09-25-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,078
Posted By Zan&Zav
Mine are 7 and 5 right now but I have learned...

Mine are 7 and 5 right now but I have learned some valuable lessons through my best friend who has a 14 year old son. I will read every text, or they won't have phones. I will have the password for...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-25-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Zan&Zav
I have no experience with the test you are...

I have no experience with the test you are talking about, just wanted to wish you good luck and prayers that baby sits tight. I do havee experience with the NICU and it's a long road but if you get...
Forum: Activism and News   09-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,392
Posted By Zan&Zav
I need a sequel in my house, called "why wont...

I need a sequel in my house, called "why wont you @#&ing  EAT?"
 I have it all wrote out in my head lol
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