It's a Thursday night and the DSM-5 that I've been avoiding since Monday catches my eye from the hutch. I nonchalantly tell josh "we need to get this filled out for Caiden's upcoming I.E.P. so we can get it back to the school". And then I do something I haven't done since I pulled it … Continue reading Autism, Life, and “I love you, Mama”
Dear Friends, I have a confession, I am in the midst of motherhood and it's making me a crappy friend. I want to take a minute to point out that I know I'm not the same friend I once was, I see that, and quite honestly, I'm ok with it. I'm just not able to … Continue reading Friendship & Motherhood
It's Saturday morning, I sit at the table drinking my cold tea and scrolling Pinterest for meal recipes for the week ahead, enjoying the silence. And then our 4 year old yells from the bathroom "MOM? DAD? CAN YOU WIPE MY BUTT?" I'm reminded just how glamorous parenting can be and a smile crosses my … Continue reading MOM! MOM! MOMMY! MOM! MOM!
My husband Josh and I have been married 8 years next month and I can remember dating him like it was yesterday. We'd walk to a little restaurant not far from our downtown apartment where we'd sit and talk and laugh, we'd tell stories about our childhood and lives before we met, we'd share pitchers … Continue reading Dating My Husband…Again
A lump forms in my throat and my heart falls as my oldest asks me, "mom, am I always going to have autism?" meet Caiden, my 7 year old. He is the sweetest boy, loves animals, has a contagious belly laugh, is a wiz with numbers, is an amazing brother, he plays hoops better than … Continue reading Autism & Ice Cream