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The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


Leaving Amos

Thursday, April 21, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Leaving Amos

I am filled with a rush of unfamiliar anxiety as my older three children and I head to Nashville for my cousin's wedding. To leave Amos alone feels a little like leaving him beside a pool while I go to take a shower. It is so unlike me to feel this way as usually I am flying out the door. My mind knows he will be fine, after all he adores our nanny share arrangement and yet, I worry. I worry what will he think when we disappear? It makes me realize I don't talk to him like I do my other thre ..

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The One Parenting Questionnaire I Couldn't Lie On

Saturday, April 09, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The One Parenting Questionnaire I Couldn't Lie On

It was only a questionnaire. And yet, as I stared down at the paper, trying to answer it honestly, my mind raced. I had forgotten what routine doctor appointments entailed with small children; my four children and I had not gone for anything but sick visits and specialty appointments in the last few months. If anything, I had been excited about this one — Amos, my youngest, had made so much progress and I was excited to report back. But the dreaded questionnaire had slipped my mind.  ..

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Why I'm Telling the Word "Baby" Goodbye

Saturday, April 09, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Why I'm Telling the Word "Baby" Goodbye

We live blissfully unaware for much of the time, perhaps not ignorant but we all relish cuddling the little blond boy in glasses that we still refer to as a baby. At two and a half, he is no longer a baby and as my children's friends casually remind us, "he is a toddler and will be a preschooler when he turns three". My children seem to overlook these innocent admonishments but their mother feels the river of truth running in these childlike observations, figuratively and literally. They are ..

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The Medicaid Plunge

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Medicaid Plunge

I had forgotten what routine doctor appointments entailed, we had not been for anything but sick visits and specialty appointments the last few months. This routine check up with our developmental pediatrician happens twice per year and we had not been in eight months. If anything, I was excited about this impending visit- the waiting room was well-set up for busy two year olds and our nice doctor was flexible and the last visit took place in the waiting room where Amos was happiest at the  ..

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A Low Point

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
A Low Point

If you do not want to get depressed then you better move on from this post. However, if you have hit a low point lately and need to know someone is in the pit with you, continue on with this heartfelt passage. I hit a rough spot last week, a whole weekend of cold rain with a sick non-verbal child. In case any of you are wondering how that child could be different from a typically developing child, I yell at the top of my lungs, "SOS!!!!". So very different, at least in my experience with th ..

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Elephant In The Room

Sunday, December 27, 2015 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Elephant In The Room

Satire meets truth, faith meets irony, despair meets joy, and this over educated debutante escapes the laundry and finds true meaning. Again, wit meets stereotype. Guilt and shame will not overpower my need for personal transparency and the freedom that comes with it. Without mystery, we leave nothing to the imagination and offer up a white flag that comes in the form of brutal honesty, immeasurable seamless faith and hope, a sea of tears from both heartache and silly joy. I think ..

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