I am a 33 year old married, working mom of two. Hubby and I have been married for 7 years. My daughter ‘boogie monster’ as I affectionately call her is 7 and full of endless energy. She was such a great baby when she was born that if all my babies could be like her I could have had at least two more! Eli or ‘little man’ is 4 years and a my reason for my becoming a ‘late bloomer’ in my life ambitions and goals. From the moment Eli was born it has been… well how should I put it…. Interesting! After an exhausting journey, Eli was finally diagnosed in September of 2011 with dyspraxia with the diagnosis later being tweaked to apraxia and mixed receptive/expressive language disorder.

So this blog is an idea I thought up a while ago to do, but it was put on the back burner along with a few other things in 2011. However, a week ago I decided to brush the dust off on this idea that had been relegated to the ‘things I’ll do when I have the time’ list. Now I am determined to make this a labor or love and a little oasis of sanity for the daily chaos of what is my life!

I am new at this whole blog thing so please bear with me as I muddle through these first few weeks!

Happy reading and feel free to write.




4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jose Missas
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 19:52:57

    I am so proud of you. I am wondering were do you find time to write so much and so well. I love you. Keep the good work. What you are doing is essential to keep sanity. To keep the home together and give all that support to Elias.
    I love you so much


  2. Robyn
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 07:33:23

    Hello, I came across your blog under the topic “dyspraxia”. I have a 13 yo son with dyspraxia and every now and then I like to see what other parents and children are up to. I wish I’d kept a blog when my son was younger documenting the ups and downs. I’ve got a diary that I look back on every now and then. Good luck with your lovely family.


  3. mamajoyx9
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 22:14:39

    Tell us more, tell us more!!!! Love hearing about how others are maneuvering this trip called apraxia. My son is 5-1/2 and has Down syndrome and suspected apraxia and I’m desperate for ideas to get him to talk. Thanks for sharing your journey – it helps – A LOT!



    • laviejita78
      Jul 05, 2012 @ 23:03:45

      Hi Alyson!
      Does your little guy have feeding issues? I found that addressing them makes a huge difference when trying to get positive outcomes with apraxia. Also frequent speech therapies, even if they are short sessions, are important. Definitely visit CASANA’s website for information. They are so helpful in getting information when you have no idea what the heck it is that you are dealing with! 🙂 Best of luck!


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