Category Archives: Elusive Tranquility

Elusive Tranquility is my personal blog about parenting a special needs child and her siblings. I started this blog many years ago as a way to share my parenting stories and to connect with other parents of special needs children. I have three children, Jenny who is in college, and Anna and Dominic, both in elementary school. After having Anna, the way I view the world shifted. Anna has PDD-NOS (a form of autism), intellectual disability, epilepsy, microcephaly, hypotonia, hypothyroidism, kyphoscoliosis, sensory integration dysfunction, hearing loss, high myopia, mood disorder, and was failure to thrive from 6 months to 3 years. Bless her heart, her life is hard but she never complains. My son, Dominic, also has ADHD and is intellectually gifted. Anna experiences life at a different pace and with a different viewpoint, and has challenged everything I know about motherhood. Having always been very empathic myself, I feel what she feels and see what she sees… and this gives me a unique vision when exploring my artistic side. I have connected with many other special needs parents through this blog and love hearing from you.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 We’ve had a spot of unseasonably warm weather this week in Central Texas… it’s been in the mid-80s. When Anna got home from school on Tuesday, I decided to take my macro out in hopes of finding some insects or wildlife (no luck). She didn’t want to join me right away, but […]

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Thursday, February 16th, 2017 It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the kids so I thought I’d share an update. After a bumpy January, February is shaping up to be a much nicer experience for the kids. And I am incredibly grateful. Mr. Luna and Anna We think most of Anna’s behavioral challenges stem from severe […]

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 A Distorted Perception My monthly New Braunfels Photographic Society Club meeting is coming up on Monday and this month’s theme is “Distorted.” We could distort the image in camera using a variety of technical choices or distort in post-processing which is what I chose to do. As most of you know, I’ve been […]

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 Celebrating Success Nikon D750 | 85mm | f/2.2 | 1/160 | ISO 1000 | tripod with wifi-enabled self-timer I had a different blog post drafted for today but I just found out some exciting news. Usually I don’t share these kinds of things because I’m not comfortable tooting my own horn and […]

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  • Sabra - You should be proud, Holly! That’s an amazing accomplishment! And I love the picture of Dominic, what a sweet smile. <3ReplyCancel

    • Holly - Thank you so much, Sabra!!! Your support has always meant so much to me. <3ReplyCancel

January 26th, 2017 Treat Yourself to the Big Top Yesterday I took a big step in my personal growth journey, I went back to therapy. Admitting I need help (at least for me) feels like a sign of weakness. I feel like I am smart enough to logic my way into happiness. Don’t I have everything I […]

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