family, parenting, special needs, Uncategorized

Bree’s Medical update

I haven't written in a while if you had read my previous posts my oldest daughter had been very ill this winter. After numerous tests including an MRI and a few ultrasounds, and X-rays. we were able to move the colonoscopy date up by a month. We anticipated an inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis, and she was… Continue reading Bree’s Medical update

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Baking, Cooking, family, food allergy, parenting, peanut allergy, Uncategorized

Happy Belated Birthday Chocolate Mousse Cake!

Since Bree had her surgery back on Mack’s birthday, I never had a chance to make him a birthday cake. Last night, I finally had the time. I don't think Mack really cared that we hadn't celebrated his birthday, but the kids did. Mack's favorite cake is chocolate cake with chocolate mousse frosting and filling.… Continue reading Happy Belated Birthday Chocolate Mousse Cake!

Autism, dogs, family, kids, parenting, special needs, Uncategorized

autism and empathy

You often hear that having autism means a lack empathy and emotion. I know for a fact this isn't true, both of my boys are empathetic they regularly have and show many feelings. I realize that these feelings may sometimes be more difficult for them, to process then acknowledge and express but they are absolutely present, and… Continue reading autism and empathy

family, parenting, Uncategorized

Feeling helpless when you can’t make the pain go away

  It’s hard to see your child suffering in pain. It’s even more challenging when they can’t figure out what is causing the pain. A few days after our first visit with the gastroenterologist the nurse practitioner called to give the results of Bree’s labs. Luckily they all came back normal, which was great but… Continue reading Feeling helpless when you can’t make the pain go away

Aspergers, Autism, family, organization, parenting, toys

Please Pardon The Mess.

  I know Toy storage isn’t just an autism parenting problem. I'm pretty sure it's a problem for a lot of parents. Currently, we have more toys than I really want to admit, I try and try to come up with organized solutions. I do have the kids put away things when they are done… Continue reading Please Pardon The Mess.

anxiety, Autism, Baking, family, food allergy, kids, parenting, peanut allergy, Uncategorized

Cake Decorating as therapy!

As I mentioned in my previous post I have been a bit anxious recently. I would like to say this is a new problem but It’s not. I’m pretty much anxious over everything especially when it comes to my kids. One of the things that can really trigger my anxiety is my family's food allergies. … Continue reading Cake Decorating as therapy!

anxiety, Autism, family, parenting

Anxiety and guilt

Guilt and Anxiety I’m feeling very anxious today, it could be that I’m coming out of the haze from the last two to three weeks and I have a zillion things to catch up on.  Our entire house has been suffering from a cold/flu-like virus that took a toll on all of us. It started… Continue reading Anxiety and guilt

Aspergers, Autism, Baking, family, parenting, Uncategorized

Easter expectations

Easter has been a tough holiday for me since Tyler was first diagnosed with autism. Tyler's second Easter we had an Easter egg hunt at my parents house. It was just Bree my niece and nephew and Tyler. I was pregnant with Joey at the time. The other three kids held the Easter baskets and… Continue reading Easter expectations

Aspergers, Autism, family

I wanted to punch the doctor in the face, but, I didn’t…

Tyler has been sick the last few nights with a cough and fever When he started with a croupy cough and horsed voice we headed to the pediatrician. He was very anxious going to the dr because the last visit he needed X-rays and blood work. I was able to get him through all the… Continue reading I wanted to punch the doctor in the face, but, I didn’t…