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Jodi's Blog – October 2012 Archive (4)

If You Love Me DON’T Accept Me as I Am

When Caily was born we had no signs anything was wrong. From the recovery room we posted on Facebook that we had delivered a healthy and precious princess. We also sent an email to 8000 members. On day 3 of her life a pediatrician asked "Mrs Samuels did you do genetic testing?" - from that moment on, our reality changed. We were now parents of a special needs child with Down syndrome.

There are lots of support groups and well meaning…


Added by Jodi on October 28, 2012 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

It's time for a confession

I was asked by a company to write a blog on a thumb sucking product.  Ironically depending on which way you look at I am either the best person or worst person to write about this

It's confession time…

Even super human moms have their quirks. I already told you how I do not change diapers. I have another secret….

When I was a kid, I had a blanky appropriately named Sucker Thing. It has been my lifelong companion. As a kid, my parents thought they had…


Added by Jodi on October 22, 2012 at 12:02pm — 7 Comments

Tough life

Over Succoth, we traveled to Yellowstone National Park. It has become a family tradition to embark on interesting and adventurous travel made possible courtesy of a pop-up Succah and ubiquitous and welcoming Chabad Houses in the most out of the way places.

This year we spent the first days of Succoth in Jackson, WY and the last two days in Bozeman, MT. We met wonderful and interesting people at both of these small Jewish communities. During the intermediate days, we "saddled-up"…


Added by Jodi on October 14, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

20/20 vision

It is said that we were given two eyes. One for seeing good in others and one for seeing our own faults.

Of course the reality is somewhat distorted! It is much easier to see our own good and the faults in the world. As a parent we spend much of our time shaping our kids, parenting them to become goods people, well balanced adults and role models in society.

Part of this teaching and nurturing is certainly teaching our children to use the correct eye for the correct purpose as…


Added by Jodi on October 4, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

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