Author Archives: Mary Jacobson Smith

The Pain Chronicles

I hate New Year’s resolutions.  I actively resist making them because I make grand plans for myself that never work out.  Do I actually think that I am going to start cleaning my kitchen grout on a regular basis?  Uh, … Continue reading

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What in the world is going on with Jacob?

The title of this blog post is to answer the question I get quite a bit about Jacob.  Sometimes, it is in an exasperated way and sometimes it is in a bemused way as Jacob does something hilariously strange. It is … Continue reading

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Help in the Midst of the Inferno

I wrote the following blog when our family lived in Colorado.  I posted it in the middle of the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado and it seemed to help so many people.  A few days ago, the Sand Fire broke out in … Continue reading

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The Mask of Epilepsy

I don’t like writing stories that don’t have an ending.  I hate it when I can’t be funny about something and it really drives me crazy when I can’t find the point in all of the things that need to … Continue reading

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Special Needs Mama

The last few weeks have had me mulling over the life of the mother of a special needs child, especially the mother of a child with epilepsy.  When Jacob had his grand mal seizure 18 months ago, I remember praying … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy: Adjusting Her Sails

At this moment, I am sitting in a messy house that needs to be cleaned up a little, laundry that needs to be done, a grocery list should be made, and my family probably would benefit from having something besides … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy: The Big Update

I realized recently that I have been doing a bad job of updating people on recent events with Jake.  I am going to let myself off the hook since the last few months have been completely bonkers with concerts, finals, … Continue reading

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