My mommy heart is a little heavy today. Bubba has been doing great in school and when I picked him up yesterday I was told he punched and kicked a girl in his class. The two of them have had issues before but physical outbursts at school are unusual for him. He didn't want to … Continue reading Autism…Somedays you Can be so Beautiful, but Somedays, you Just Suck!
This is happening. I'm reflecting. Reflecting on letting go and the growth that followed in 2016. I know, I'm really breaking the mold here =) 2016 was a year of huge changes for us. And for me that change included a lot of letting go. We said goodbye to the only home our kids had … Continue reading Reflection & Growth
Guess who woke up and was 36 today? This girl! I always ask my kids on their birthdays, do you feel any different? Bigger? Older? Well, I do! Different that is, not older or bigger, lol 🙂 It's been an amazing year, it's had its fair share of challenges, of changes, of loss and of … Continue reading Hello 36!
Perspective. Want some? This Tedx talk reminds us that sometimes it's crucial to take a step back and evaluate why we're living the way we are. What do we really need in our lives? And, what do we sacrifice in our race to keep up with the Jones's? I found this talk particularly interesting with … Continue reading M.M.: Why Do We Make Life So Hard?
This morning I lay in bed texting friends. In the early morning hours of the day we voice our fear and shock. One friend is taking a day off to take care of them-self; to process their fear and disappointment. Another friend is deeply afraid for her unborn child and the children she works with, … Continue reading Choosing Love, It’s Time.
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”
For the first two weeks of kindergarten I'd walk him to the cafeteria then quickly drive around to the playground to park at the curb so I could watch him. There he was, in his own little world as a blacktop full of kids played all around him. He was either unaware or totally uninterested … Continue reading Autism…Love has to be Enough