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Jodi's Blog – October 2011 Archive (4)

Including Caily

We have just been on a Sukkot road trip with the family in Colorado and I had a lot of time to observe Caily in action. At home, it’s always through the filter of therapist feedback. She has over 20 hours a week of therapy and we are always discussing her progress, her milestones, her issues in each domain. While away, she was not Caily with Down syndrome - just a 3.5 year old kid in the Samuels Family on an adventure.



I wish the naysayers and people who denied her acceptance (or even… Continue

Added by Jodi on October 25, 2011 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

The Samuels Family on the Road

We definitely get around. This blog is being written in front of a beautiful lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.



We are lucky that both Gavin and I can work from anywhere. Last year we spent 110 days away from home. Not 110 vacation days, as we work throughout, but it's great to have the flexibility to work from another locale. If we are back in our hotel room by 7pm and work until midnight, work in the morning a few hours and take calls and use our Blackberrys all…

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Added by Jodi on October 18, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

How being an entrepreneur helped me be a better mom

Being a mom is scary.  Judging by the number of books out there guiding people on mommyhood, I am not alone in this sentiment.  I went to a seminar last week and one of the moms stated that being an entrepreneur made her a better mom.  It got me thinking.

 

My conclusions are that as an entrepreneur you are used to ups and downs.  One day you think you will be a millionaire and the next day you wonder how you're going to pay the bills.   When parenting, one day you love hanging…

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Added by Jodi on October 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

My New Year's Resolutions

Temira, age seven, recently said to me, "Imma, since Caily was born everything has been different."



I was expecting a deep and meaningful conversation about how having a sister with Down syndrome has impacted her life.  When I simply inquired, "Why?" She responded, "That is when you started jdeal and Metroimma, and since then you have so many meetings and you are always busy." Dagger straight to my heart!!!!!!



So you can guess my New Year's resolution: Work Life Balance.  I…

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Added by Jodi on October 6, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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