Syd had a community outing on Thursday. Since I wasn’t feeling the best, my mommy game wasn’t as strong as normal. I didn’t prep Syd the night before by going over the menu prices for the movie. I knew she stashed a few Airheads in her pocket, so I knew she wouldn’t starve. When I … More Syd Found $0.75 Won’t He Do It!
I told God I can’t die before my kids and then I had the nerve to tell Him I couldn’t die and have them find my body. Morbid thoughts I know but that’s what crosses my mind from time to time. The other night I woke up at 1:00 am, not feeling well at all. … More Paging Nurse Sydney
It was hard to do. I had to use a word that makes me feel uncomfortable. I had to tell someone No! And I had to tell them no more than once because they didn’t believe me the first time I said it. Saying no was so empowering. I felt like a three year old … More I Had To Say No
Last night Syd didn’t go to bed until midnight. When I asked her why she couldn’t sleep she told me she saw dead people. #nottodaysatan Then I asked her were they zombie dead people? Stranger dead people? Or dead people that we know? She relied, “It’s our dead family.” I replied, “Tell them I said … More Syd, Dead People Can Visit You Anytime!
Let me start off by saying I really do love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. This year will be hard celebrating Thanksgiving without my Grandma Bertha but I know she’s watching us from heaven. Sydney loves all holidays and loves to decorate. Our tradition was always to put our tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving … More Don’t Ask Questions Just Go Get The Christmas Tree
Monday’s are challenging for us in the morning. No matter how much I prep the night before something happens on a Monday morning that disturbs our routine. This past Monday was no exception. I knew I had to visit the nurse at the high school to review Syd’s new seizure action plan and be at … More Don’t Tell Me Syd Hijacked The School Bus
I didn’t realize there was so much controversy over using the blue pumpkin. I think many of the comments against children with autism using the blue pumpkin are from parents that have been in the autism game for a long time. When I think about us at the beginning of our autism journey I would … More Blue Pumpkins
If things are supposed to happen they will. The right door will open at the right time for you in your life. You won’t even need a key. The door will open freely for you. Often times we bang and knock on doors that aren’t meant for us. Instead, we miss the golden opportunity and … More What’s Behind Door Number 1?
Last night I enjoyed a night out. My kids spent the night with family and I didn’t have to worry about them at all. Planning anything on a Friday is tough for me. I’m exhausted from the work week and all I want to do is take off my bra, put on my favorite sweatshirt … More Date Night, Hot Flashes and Cowboy Boots
I realized that I never told Syd that she has autism. It wasn’t that I was ashamed or didn’t want her to identify with her autism. I didn’t know if she would understand. Over time when Syd has struggled at school, with social situations. I began to bring up the A word. Syd loves her … More I Forgot To Tell Sydney She Has Autism