Fun at the Green Bay Packers Training Camp

Baby Jo at Packers Training Camp

Some people travel across the country to attend the Green Bay Packers training camp. We’re pretty lucky that we don’t need to go too far to see it, especially with small children who have very short attention spans! We stopped by the Don Hutson Center to check out Packers training camp for the first time. What a cool experience!

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It Happened Two Years Ago

Hospital Day 4

I’m sitting here in silence after my children are in bed and it hit me: it happened two years ago. Two years ago, I called the doctor and the pediatric GI because C stopped eating and drinking. He was lethargic. We were told to get him to Children’s Hospital. I rushed around, packing and making arrangements for 3-month-old Baby Jo.

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Coming Up for Air {Part Three}

This is the final post in a three-part series about reaching the point in C’s diagnosis and early intervention in which I am finally coming up for air. Here are links to the first and second posts.

Coming Up for Air {Part Three}

When C was diagnosed with autism, I went through a grieving process and the instant overwhelm of next steps.

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Coming Up for Air {Part Two}

This is the second post in a three-part series about reaching the point in C’s diagnosis and early intervention in which I am finally coming up for air. Read the first post here.

C and Baby Jo Thanksgiving 2013

When he aged out of Birth to Three, he finally started receiving good help from an Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist for his Sensory Processing Disorder. We spent so much time with them and he made a lot of progress. He was hospitalized again that summer for an inpatient video EEG and an MRI. We thought he was experiencing absent seizures. We discovered abnormal brain activity that put him at high risk for seizures, but he did not have epilepsy.

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Coming Up for Air {Part One}

Today begins a three-part series about reaching the point in C’s diagnosis and early intervention in which I am finally coming up for air. 

Baby C, Hubster and me

Deep in my heart, I always knew there was something going on with C. Babies can be difficult, but it just didn’t seem right for mine to spend most of his days and nights crying. It didn’t seem right that he would graze on a bottle throughout the day, never appear comfortable, and constantly need to be held. I think back to that time and it hurts to think about how I stifled the nagging feeling that something was wrong. The doctors told me he was okay and they must have known more than I, as a first-time mom, did.

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Nothing Like a Girls’ Weekend!

Rachel and Kristin - Nothing Like a Girls' Weekend

Photo courtesy Rachel Habegger

Two things that my husband and I have learned in our marriage is that it’s important to have time alone and it’s important to have time with friends. He has an annual camping trip with his high school friends that they excitedly plan each year. I have my fun weekend with Rachel, of To Hab & To Hold, that I look forward to each summer. I had so much fun spending the other weekend in the Twin Cities with Rachel and her family. These weekends never disappoint – there’s nothing like a girls’ weekend!

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