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

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

Autism, parenting

Awareness and acceptance

April 2,2015 Today is autism awareness day. Some will wear blue some, will wear rainbow colors, ribbons, or puzzle pieces. I know lately this has become a controversial topic. I do see both sides and honestly, I just want people who need more support to receive it, I want more awareness and then more acceptance.… Continue reading Awareness and acceptance

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…

Autism, dogs, family, parenting

Handsome to the rescue 

People thought I was crazy getting a dog while having small kids. I had always grown up with a dog and the house just felt empty to me without one. Mack was working and studying really long hours leaving me home alone the majority of the day and night. Having a dog just made me… Continue reading Handsome to the rescue 

Autism, Early intervention, family, kids, Occupational Therapy, parenting, Sisters, Uncategorized

“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”