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THE TWINS ARE HERE!

Monday, June 10, 2013



William weighed in at 6lbs 6oz and Brooklyn weighed in at 6 lbs and 1 ozs. Both Mother and babies are doing Great! Not sure of condition of daddy yet! LOL! Last night he was crying and running from baby to baby to Mother!
Phillip and I are on our way over to see our new gifts from God!

God is Good! We are so gratefully for all our so many blessings!

Thank God I'm A Farm Girl!

  
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MARINEMAMA 6/28/2014 7:42AM

    So sweet!

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BAMAJAM2 6/12/2014 3:48PM

  Oh my goodness!!! What darling babies, AND NOW THEY ARE ONE YEAR OLDS!!! Birthday wishes and big hugs for William, and Brooklyn---!!!!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 3/3/2014 10:59AM

    Congrats!! Bet they are growing quickly and doing lots now!! Sorry we lost contact and hope we can be in touch again! Think of you and Phillip often!! Hugs and blessings to you my Friend!!
Daddy'sGirl

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CTUPTON 2/25/2014 3:29PM

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yes, God is good! chris

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JUDITH316 11/10/2013 12:51AM

    emoticon Barb on the Twins arrival, the babies are beautiful, a precious Gift from God, I'm so sorry I missed this post, the babies are about 5 months old now, I'm sure you all are having great pleasure with them, what a blessing grandbabies are to us... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITNESSFREAK10 8/14/2013 1:54AM

    Very cute babies. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DADDYS_GIRL6 6/13/2013 7:01PM

    Beautiful babies! Praise God for such sweet blessings!!

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CORKYTHEMOM1 6/13/2013 4:42PM

    emoticon Barbara! The twins are precious! emoticon

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JUDY1676 6/12/2013 12:00AM

    emoticon on those beautiful emoticon

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DROWSYMAGGIE 6/11/2013 10:22AM

    What a great joy and a blessing.

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BRAVEONE92 6/10/2013 11:43PM

    Congrats to you and your family on the beautiful
twins. God is so good. Babies bring so many
blessings to us. emoticon

My great grandson was born this evening!!

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EJHEINRICH1 6/10/2013 9:29PM

    Congrats to everyone! Babies are most certainly a gift from God!

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DEE107 6/10/2013 8:42PM

    Congrats they are so cute and name after my home town woo hoo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 6/10/2013 7:55PM

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BAKERGURL2 6/10/2013 6:22PM

    Congratulations they're beautiful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/10/2013 4:59PM

    So glad they are all healthy and doing well.

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KIWINURSE 6/10/2013 4:14PM

    How precious! They are adorable! God has richly blessed! emoticon
Christine


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AKELAZ 6/10/2013 1:14PM

    How exciting - years of fun ahead!

Many emoticon to all.

They're lovely emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/10/2013 1:08PM

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What a wonderful gift!

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LIFE-FAITH 6/10/2013 12:44PM

    emoticon ! They are beautiful!

Jean

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OLDERDANDRT 6/10/2013 12:28PM

    So sweet and precious!!! Congratulations!!! Looking forward to maybe a blog after a nice visit with the newbys and their parents?! What a double blessing, Barbara!! Praise to the Lord!!! God is good!!!

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ADLIN915 6/10/2013 12:22PM

    emoticon they are precious.

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STODD251 6/10/2013 11:33AM

    Congratulations!

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STEPHANIE302013 6/10/2013 10:38AM

    Congrats!!! they are so cute!!

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UPDATE FROM THE GEORGIA FARM!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

AS MOST ALL MY FRIENDS KNOW I STARTED HOME SCHOOLING PHILLIP LAST NOVEMBER AND THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST MOVES I HAVE EVER MADE. I CHOSE ALPHA OMEGA SWITCHED ON SCHOOL HOUSE AND NOT ONLY DID I LOVE IT SO DID PHILLIP AND HE TOTALLY EXCELLED IN ALL HIS COURSES CLOSING HIS TERM OUT WITH A 96 IN SCIENCE,97 IN HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY,97 IN BIBLE,98 IN LANGUAGE ARTS AND 98 IN MATHEMATICS FOR THE YEAR!

HE IS ALSO GOING UP THE 2ND OF JUNE FOR HIS BLUE BELT IN KARATE. AND WE GO TO THE SADDLE-UP RANCH ONCE A WEEK FOR HIM TO RIDE HORSES. HE REALLY ENJOYS GETTING TO EXPERIENCE THE INTERACTION WITH THE HORSES.

THIS WAS PHILLIP BREAKING HIS BOARD FOR HIS BELT PROMOTION!

THIS WAS PHILLIP ACCEPTING HIS BLUE/WHITE BELT FROM MASTER CREWS!

MY HANDSOME BABY!

MY COWBOY ON HIS HORSE "MAGIC"

NOW AS FOR ME WELL I AM HANGING IN THERE. I THREW MY BACK OUT LAST MONTH,THOUGHT I HAD EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL,BUT GUESS THE LORD HAD OTHER PLANS FOR ME. STEPPED IN A SMALL PILE OF MUD FRIDAY EVENING AND IT WAS SLICKER THAN "SNOT" SENT MY LEFT FOOT SPINNING IN WAYS I NEVER KNEW IT COULD GO,HEARD SOMETHING POP, THOUGHT IT WAS MY LEG BUT GUESS IT WAS MY LEG.

SO HERE I SIT WITH A MOBILIZER ON MY LEG,WHEEL CHAIR BOND,DUE TO A SPRAINED LIGAMENT, WAITING FOR THE SWELLING TO GO DOWN ,HAVE AN APPOINTMENT THURSDAY AT THE ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST, TO SEE REALLY HOW GOOD I HAVE BEEN THIS WEEK! JUST THANKFUL TO GOD I DIDN'T BREAK IT.

OUTSIDE THAT EVERYTHING ELSE IS NORMAL. CHARLES IS STILL ON THE ROAD, THE GARDEN IS STILL GROWING AND SO ARE THE WEEDS! MY FLOWERS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL THIS YEAR.

GRANDDADDY IS STILL GOING STRONG. HE IS ABLE TO FUSS AT ALL OF US AND BABY PHILLIP,LOL! HE TRIES TO KEEP HIS GRASS MOWED AND RIDES HIS MOWER DOWN ALMOST EVERY DAY TO CHECK ON ME NOW! I THINK THAT IS THE SWEETEST THING!

HOPE ALL IS WELL AND HAPPY WITH EVERYONE. SORRY IT HAS TAKEN ME SO LONG TO GIVE AN UPDATE. I SURE HAVE A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO! I HAVE SURE MISSED EVERYONE!

THANK GOD I'M A FARM GIRL!

  
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DADDYS_GIRL6 3/16/2014 2:22PM

    Dear Barbara,
What is the update on your leg and back? Hope you are feeling so much better!

So delighted to hear Phillip is doing so well with school. Hope he is still loving it. Amazing how homeschooling is less an effort that it is thought to be. Not that it isn't hard and time consuming but it isn't as challenging as traditional school and the personal attention to your child/children is so much better for them. ;-)

Hugs and hope you can update us on how you are all doing! You are missed and cared about!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 5/13/2013 12:01AM

    Hello Dear Barb!!
How you have been missed! But know life has been difficult and busy!! So glad for the family news!! Especially that you are homeschooling Phillip! I know it sounds crazy that it takes the same or less time than doing homework, but it can be the truth. I loved homeschooling my 4 and they are so thankful we did too!
Hugs and hope you heal quickly!! Hope to private message and have a good chat but know you are so very busy!
Hugs, hugs and many, many blessings!!
Daddy'sGirl

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DJ4HEALTH 5/7/2013 11:16PM

    Glad to have you back even if it is in a wheelchair.

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BRAVEONE92 5/7/2013 10:43PM

    So good to hear all the news from the farm dear
friend! I am thrilled to hear about Phillip's excelling
in all his studies. Also, glad that he is doing so
well in Karate. I am sure that he will love being
with horses. I can understand how thrilled you
are for your special Baby.

So sorry to hear about your ankle. I hope that
you heal fast. I'm sure that you and Phillip
have lots of exciting things to do. It took me
a long time to heal after a mishap like yours.
Hope this is not the same for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LVMAMAW 5/7/2013 7:29PM

    Hope your leg heals quickly and completely!! Hugs to you and yours!! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 5/7/2013 10:19AM

    MY SWEET FRIEND! I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU HURT YOUR LEG! I KNOW HOW YOU LIKE TO GO, GO, GO!! WELL, YOU CAN HAVE SOME EXTRA TIME TO DRINK SOME TEA, ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE FARM, THE STRIKING GOOD LOOKS OF THAT DGS OF YOURS AND LET IT HEAL! HOW OLD IS PHILLIP NOW? HE'S REALLY GROWING AND LOOKS SO BIG!!! MY DGD (ELDEST) IS NOW 8........HE LOOKS A LOT TALLER THAN SHE! (I ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP THEM LITTLE, BUT THEY KEEP ON GROWING!!!)
ANYWAY, REALLY GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU, BARBARA. WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE UPDATES AS YOU CAN POST!
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JENNY712 5/7/2013 1:10AM

    Take care! Sorry for your fall and problems. Hope you are son feeling better and get well soon. Looks like you are doing great job. emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 5/7/2013 12:54AM

    Everyone keeps telling me I may need therapy, I sure hope not. Guess I will just have to see how the knee heals. Meanwhile I will just rest and do as I am told for once! LOL!

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DEE107 5/7/2013 12:50AM

    so happy Phillip is doing well and hugs my friend I know what you mean I fracture my toe and damage my foot again hang in we are something else God Bless you

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ALICIA214 5/7/2013 12:44AM

 

Wishing you a speedy recovery...

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DIDMIS 5/7/2013 12:38AM

    You are doing a good job of home schooling. Hope your leg gets better soon. You may have to have therapy. I am still having therapy at home and had a month of rehab after TKR

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THE BEST MEDICINE IS LOVE

Thursday, December 01, 2011

THE BEST MEDICINE IS LOVE

A country doctor said, I've been practicing medicine for over 30 years. During all those years I have prescribed many different things. But in the long run, I've learned that for most of what ails the human condition, the best medicine is love!”

“But, asked a student, what if it does not work?”

“Double the dose, came the quick reply.

Many have said that love is the greatest medicine in the world. It can do more to heal the sick than most medicines. It is holding someone's hand, shedding a tear with a broken heart, sitting quietly beside someone who is grieving.

Love is not an emotion that is based on a passing feeling. It comes from a compassionate heart that has experienced the conversion that God has provided for us through His Son. Love is something that is born of God and given by God.

Love is a gift. Take it and let it grow.

Love is a sign. Wear it and let it show.

Love is an act. Do it and let it go.

As we now come into the most scared of all Holidays, the Birth of our Saviour. Let us all take time
to acknowledge the love and peace in our lives and show the world we do have the gift of Love and Compassion.

Let it Show in Every Thing You Do This Holiday and All Year Long.

Father, we pray you fill our hearts, with Your love. May we overcome selfishness by living lives of service as Your Son, our Savior did. In His name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.


THANK GOD I'M A FARM GIRL!

  
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BAMAJAM2 6/12/2014 4:01PM

  Barbara-- I am just discovering your Sparkpage, and I am very touched by your very sweet spirit! This blog on LOVE is indeed powerful. Thank you for shining your love here on Spark, and everywhere---

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CHATTIEGIRL 1/27/2012 8:18PM

    Hi Barbara;

I totally believe those words and that is the way I live my life.I have a smile for everyone and a kind word for strangers no matter how it is recieved I always pass on love. I smiled at a girl one day and told her she was beautiful and that young lady came back to me later and told me no one had ever told her that but she stopped taking drugs got a job and fixed herself up. A smile and kind word can do wonders. God bless you always. May 2012 be your best year in reach all your goals. Learn something new every day.

Smile Joyce

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GRAMMACATHY 12/30/2011 10:35PM

    Barbara, This is such an inspirational blog. I am sending prayers and love to you for healing. Know that your friends from SP will be lifting you up in love while you heal.

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BRAVEONE92 12/2/2011 12:17AM

    Thank you so much Barbara, for the beautiful words of
Love. God says, "the greatest gift of all is Love." Your
words blessed me so much, because they are so very
true. I am so glad that we are good friends and that
you reminded me of " the most important gift of all,"
Love. God has blessed you with this wonderful gift.
You live your life, to love and show all that is possible,
that you love them. Love So Amazing! Praying that
God will bless you and stay right by your side, as you
continue to show testimony of Love for others, as
you care for them.

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OLDERDANDRT 12/1/2011 8:25PM

    God bless you, my friend! I am so blessed to have met you here on SPark People! emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 12/1/2011 7:18PM

    Amen thanks for sharing

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LKWQUILTER 12/1/2011 4:38PM

   
Thanks Barbara. Love does heal all.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/1/2011 4:04PM

    At our wedding, nearly 23 years now, when we went to sign the register, we had a song played during that time by Don Francisco
it is called "I can never promise you" one of the lines goes like this "Love is not a feeling, but an act of your will" Wayne and I have built our relationship around those words. God taught us to love, but so many people forget that!!

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MZZCHIEF 12/1/2011 12:40PM

    Words to live by, no matter what your religion, creed or code!
Thx for sharing!
: )
Mzzchief

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JUNEBUG150 12/1/2011 12:12PM

    Thank you so very much for this blog and the prayer, too. May we all show Christ's Love this Christmas season. God bless you my friend. Hugs, Melody

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LVMAMAW 12/1/2011 12:04PM

    GREAT BLOG!! What a great reminder this and any time of the year!! Thank you and Thank God for YOU!! emoticon



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1COUNTRY_GAL 12/1/2011 11:54AM

    THank you,how lovely.Love is so many things.God Bless You ,love is amazing! emoticon emoticon

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LIVING AND LEARNING WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME!

Friday, October 21, 2011

As most of you know my Grandson Phillip has ASPERGER"S SYNDROME.

Now the problem is not many people know what this is; I know when he was first diagnosed I was completely in the dark.

But with all challenges the Lord hands me, I accepted this challenge straight on and started doing my research.

I am still learning and my main focus now is trying, not only to help Phillip, but to try to educate others and myself on how to help these exceptional intelligent people to use their knowledge to survive among us.

Our world seems almost black and white to them. Their thinking is so vivid, they conceive things so literally. I am amazed at the things I have already learned and I have not even covered the main basics yet.

I am in awe at the amount of children and adults that are misdiagnosed with AHDH or other symptoms that are so similar to Asperger's. This leaves these children and adults searching for answers, usually not found unless the proper diagnoses is made.

So often I hear I don't want my child to have Asperger's...It is a form of Autism. Well let me tell you my feelings on this...I am thankful my Grandson has Asperger's Syndrome! This has given me the road map I need to guide him in the direction to succeed in life. Also I am so grateful he is healthy.

We just received his 9 weeks report card from school and he made the A-B HONOR ROLE! So we must be doing something right!

We as parents and grandparents only want the best for our children. Now I have the tools I need to make life better for my child.

Here is some information I have found...Hope this helps you understand some of the basics of Asperger's Syndrome.

Barbara
THANK GOD I'M A FARM GIRL!


Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger's syndrome, also called Asperger's disorder, is a type of pervasive development disorder (PDD). PDDs are a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination.

Although Asperger's syndrome is similar in some ways to autism -- another, more severe type of PDD -- there are some important differences. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically function better than do those with autism. In addition, children with Asperger's syndrome generally have normal intelligence and near-normal language development, although they may develop problems communicating as they get older.

Asperger's syndrome was named for the Austrian doctor, Hans Asperger, who first described the disorder in 1944. However, Asperger's syndrome was not recognized as a unique disorder until much later.

What Are the Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome?

The symptoms of Asperger's syndrome vary and can range from mild to severe. Common symptoms include:

Problems with social skills:

Eccentric or repetitive behaviors:

Unusual preoccupations or rituals:

Communication difficulties:

Limited range of interests:

Coordination problems:

Skilled or talented:

How Common Is Asperger's Syndrome?

Asperger's syndrome has only recently been recognized as a unique disorder. For that reason, the exact number of people with the disorder is unknown, although it is more common than autism. Estimates suggest Asperger's syndrome affects from 0.024% to 0.36% of children. It is more common in males than in females, and usually is first diagnosed in children between the ages of 2 and 6 years.


How Is Asperger's Syndrome Treated?

There currently is no cure for Asperger's syndrome, but treatment may improve functioning and reduce undesirable behaviors. Treatment may include a combination of the following:

Special education:
Behavior modification
Speech, physical, or occupational therapy:
Medication : There are no medications to treat Asperger's syndrome itself,

Can Asperger's Syndrome Be Prevented?

Asperger's syndrome cannot be prevented or cured. However, early diagnosis and treatment can improve function and quality of life.

TO LEARN MORE READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT;

www.webmd.com/brain/autism/mental-he
alth-aspergers-syndrome

  
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BEBOLDER 6/12/2013 9:52PM

    I appreciate the info, a colleague was recently diagnosed with Asperger's.

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MONKEYJO3 11/17/2011 10:59PM

    Hi I stumbled upon your blog through a mutual friend. This topic is near and dear to me as my 10 year old son has Aspergers. I, like you, am thankful everyday for his Aspergers as he wouldn't be the person he is without it and that person is exceptional, brilliant, honest, funny and insightful. He brings me so much joy and teaches me something new everyday. True, there are obstacles to overcome, but often the education of others makes those obstacles much less. I love that you took the time to put links on your blog to help in this process. Good for you!!

What a lucky boy your grandson is to have such an advocate in you. We should all be so fortunate! Thank you for sharing with us and congrats to your grandson on his successes!!

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CHATTIEGIRL 11/17/2011 10:27PM

    Hi Barbara;

Never heard of it and now I know a little. My daughter was born with what is benign essential tremors which when she was born her head and hands shook and they don't know what causes it. They said she would be a vegetable and I told them they where crazy look at those eyes and see the life in them. Now I am not saying it was easy because it was a 24/7 job but when she went to school I had her ready. By the time she graduated college she was in the top of her class, deans list and Com laden or one of them. She is a teacher so as long as you work with the children and it means a life time they will blossom. She is married and she is the one with my DGD that I take care of during the summer and take bowling. DGD is also a very smart young lady all B's on her report card. Children are special and God gave then to us to care for and I love the job.

Smile Joyce

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1COUNTRY_GAL 10/23/2011 1:44AM

    I did know what this was until now.Thank you for being such a devoted spoke person and support for Phillip,you are the best Grandma ever. Love you for you being you and helping Phillip and so many others,you are a treasure and a blessing! emoticon emoticonDiana

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CAROL- 10/22/2011 7:43AM

    Barbara, this topic is near and dear to my heart. My son has Aspergers. We worked very hard with him over the years and he graduated HS in the top of his class as a Nation Honor Society member, He attends a local college studying engineering and has a part time job. Danny has worked hard over the years to embrace his Asperger's and has overcome so much. I am super proud. Especially since many of his teachers of the years told me not to expect much for him and that he might never go to college. Boy did the Lord help us prove them all wrong. Of course, when he was diagnosed over ten years ago, there was not a lot of materials out there for us.

Anyway, Phillip is blessed to have you in his corner on his journey. It was a long hard journey for us, but not that people are beginning to understand it, things are getting better.

As always, much love to you my dear. Thank you for sharing this information.

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IAM_HIS2 10/21/2011 8:02PM

    Thank you for this information--I am so grateful Philip has you and you have him. His life is filled with love, hope and success...Our Lord gave you both a special gift!

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BRAVEONE92 10/21/2011 7:50PM

    Thank you Barbara for a very informative Blog, about
Aspergers. It is a new subject to me. You were the
first to tell our team about it. I know that Phillip will
do really well, because you love him so much and
you are making research efforts to find out every
thing you can, on the syndrome. I certainly applaud
all your efforts. Phillip will grow to be a very
intelligent man and a good one. I have no doubt
at all. emoticon

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DEE107 10/21/2011 3:48PM

    thanks Barbara for sharing

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OLDERDANDRT 10/21/2011 1:26PM

    Whatever challenges Phillip may have, he has the very best "farm girl" Grandma to help him meet them head on and excell!! I am not worried one bit for him. I know he's a great boy and will successfully grow into a great man! Thanks for the info., though......I had never heard of this. My DS has been diagnosed as a child with ADHD. Maybe I'll research a bit on Asperger's just to see if he exhibits any symptoms of it!
Be well, my friend! emoticon emoticon

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CINDYHOUGHTON 10/21/2011 12:06PM

    My nephew has autism. I t has provided many challenges for my sister and brother-in-law. God bless you for taking the time to understand what you are facing, embrace it and educate others. Misunderstand and misinformation create unfounded prejudice and pain.


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NEW-CAZ 10/21/2011 11:49AM

    Thank you for the informatiom Barbarella. It's always good to spread the word on rare or misunderstood conditons

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ALMMOM 10/21/2011 11:19AM

    My daughter's best friend has Aspergers. Thank you for the education.

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NDTEACHER1 10/21/2011 11:13AM

    Nice job! Some of my favorite students have Aspergers!

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IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN FROM THE FARM!

Monday, October 17, 2011


As Halloween creeps it's way closer to our doorways this holiday season remember to keep our children safe and healthy.

With all the candy allergies kids have and kids with braces or other dental issues, sugar problems etc., how do you think those kids deal with looking at candy they love but can't eat? So, why not give the kids in your neighborhood a fun, "no candy" trick or treat!


Pass the word around to the rest of the families in the neighborhood and give a shot to a safe and fun Halloween Trick or Treat night!

You ask, "I am giving to a large number of trick or treaters and one bag of candy handles a lot of kids, so how do I have as much of something non-candy?" Here's some suggestions.


( Those big bags of candy cost $5- $9 a bag. How many bags does it take on Halloween night?)

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL DOLLAR STORES FOR AMAZING DEALS!


1. Party Favors. Look in the party section of the local discount store or dollar store. Those plastic jewelry items, chalks, little hand-held games, crayon sets, bubble blower things and so much more! Buy a few of those, and you have a lot!


2. Grain style snack bars or Fruit snacks! No chocolate, no candy and less sugar! These are healthy and low sugar and most kids love them as much as candy anyway!

3. School and craft supplies: So many stores now have a $1 Isle - pick up a package of pencil erasers, pens/pencils, tablets, stickers, magnets and other school or craft supplies. Every kid can use a pencil and a Halloween print pencil is so much fun! And stickers...what kid doesn't love stickers!

4. Accessories - these are more for the little girls, but hair accessories - barrettes, pony tail bands, head bands and such are a great treat!


5. Hot cereals - Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat - each box holds 8-10 individual packets of this healthy cereal - and they are sealed closed. These days, they come in fun packages with characters on the front, little games on the back and perfect for breakfast the next morning!

6. Packets of hot chocolate: Again, one box hold 8-10 packets. Some even come with mini marshmallows in them! Perfect for a bed time snack as they sort their Halloween treasures!

7. Juice box/bag drinks. Buy a large, economy size case of box/bag juice drinks- the kind with the attached straw. A great treat and will be loved by all that gets them!

8. Mini bottle of water! You can buy little 6-8oz size of bottled water in a case - something like $4.00 for 24 bottles. The perfect treat for the "melt-down" after that long walk!

9. Small boxes of raisins or other dried fruits, snack packs of crackers with cheese or peanut butter, 100-calorie packets of popcorn, a small packet of pretzels all make healthy alternatives to candy.

10. Pudding or jello packs also make nice alternatives to candy when your trick or treat callers ring your doorbell.

11. Kids love getting the cereal that comes in small boxes, too, or pull-apart cheese sticks as an alternative to candy. For those old enough to have it, sugar-free bubble gum goes over well, too.


Going through this list of alternatives to candy for your Halloween trick or treat visitors is bound to trigger creative ideas of your own. None of the fun will be lost in the interest of introducing healthier treats on this night of fun and laughter when you put your mind to it!



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


THANK GOD I'M A FARM GIRL!

  
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BEAUTYLVR 10/19/2011 1:32PM

  I am really into being healthy whenever possible and have recently gotten my kids into it too. We recently saw a documentary on unhealthy children and found out tooth decay is one of the biggest chronic illness's that affects them. With my daughters urging I did some research and found America's Toothfairy, a great organization that I hope everyone takes a look at and supports this halloween. http://bit.ly/rj2K08

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BRAVEONE92 10/17/2011 9:16PM

    Fantastic ideas Barbara! I love the color orange and the
beautiful pictures. emoticon
We live on a country road and we don't have any Trick
or Treaters here. All of the children go to the city,
which is 5 minutes away from us. emoticon for
sharing.

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DEE107 10/17/2011 3:52PM

    thanks for sharing

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CATLADY52 10/17/2011 3:38PM

    Thanks so much for the good ideas. Although we haven't had much in the way of trick-or-treaters out here. emoticon

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IDLETYME 10/17/2011 2:21PM

    Those ideas are great and I love the pictures. Thanks! emoticon

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/17/2011 2:21PM

    Great ideas, Barbara Thanks!!
An idea we have used in the past is to get Christian tracts for children and tape a coin to it. The coin keeps the kids from tossing it and might encourage them to read it too. :)

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NEW-CAZ 10/17/2011 2:10PM

    Cool ideas...pity it's not so big over here in the UK emoticon

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