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
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 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
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
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!
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
“I did it, he slept all night”
Bree has been home sick a lot lately one day a few weeks ago she happened to be home during one of Joey’s Occupational Therapy (OT)sessions. During this session I had to sit with Joey and the therapist for the full hour I gave Bree her iPad and asked her to hang out in her… Continue reading “I did it, he slept all night”
The fourth kid
I didn't mention our dog Handsome in the earlier post the other member of our family is Handsome. He is a rescue dog that we adopted when Tyler was four months old. Handsome is a mix of lab, golden retriever, and Austrailian shepherd at least those are the breeds we are sure of. He is a… Continue reading The fourth kid
The Kids background
Our oldest was a picture perfect baby girl named Bree who came into this world surrounded by chaos and in her very own way. Nothing was as expected from this pregnancy and delivery I had suffered from preterm labor around 28 weeks and was placed on bed rest. Bree ended coming four weeks early, sunny… Continue reading The Kids background
Well here goes nothing; I'm jumping on the mommy blogging bandwagon! I decided to start a blog for a few reasons Maybe it will be therapeutic; I hear writing about things can be relaxing. I do have a glass of wine on my nightstand! Hopefully, connect with people who have kids or family members with autism… Continue reading About me