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Torah and diet

Torah definitely affects the way we eat. One of the first changes made as a person begins keeping Torah is the switch to kosher food. No more ham, pepperoni, or shrimp! For some people, this is an easy change. For some people like my husband, it can be very difficult. But how far does kosher … Continue reading »

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Character training?

There are six children living in my home. There are also two parents and two dogs. Throw in two people with aspergers, and you have a recipe for conflict. “Mom, she’s keeping me awake!” “She just gave my toothbrush to Elisha!” “Isaac, get off your sister! You’re crushing her!” “I don’t like her. She’s a … Continue reading »

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After much research, I think I can safely say that there are good things and bad things about autism spectrum disorders. My husband has been so helpful in giving me his perspective. He grew up in the days before aspergers had a name, and he was labeled learning disabled. Now that I have been able … Continue reading »

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The beauty of routine

I have struggled with the idea of routine for years. I would start one and then fall flat on my face. I guess I don’t like the perceived rigidity. I want to be able to accommodate my lazy inclinations. (Did I just write that out loud?) But I have learned to embrace the concept of … Continue reading »

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A gift or a curse?

Is asperger’s and its autistic cousins a curse? Is it something to be dreaded? Should I fear what the future will look like? Or is it a blessing in disguise? Have they been given a gift? Is there reason to hope? I think aspergers is a gift and I’ll tell you why. In my world: … Continue reading »

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This is my daughter

Sadie is 4 1/2 years old. She is our fourth child and our youngest girl. When she smiles, she splashes sunshine on everyone around her. When she screams, storm clouds hover over our house. She has been different from my other children from early on. In the back of my mind, I wondered if something … Continue reading »

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