“Don’t forget our Easter basket!” Harrison and Sydney sorry to disappoint but the Easter basket days are over. Did you forget? I stopped doing Easter baskets for my kids three years ago. I was mom shamed a few days ago, because evidently you can give your kids Easter baskets until they are 21. I guess … More Where’s The Easter Basket?
Our family celebrates small victories like when we made it through a shopping trip at Target. Or the time we stayed for an entire church service on Christmas Eve. Then there was the time we flew on a plane and Sydney didn’t yell, “We’re all gonna die!” Baby steps and small victories that’s what we … More Tequila And Family Photos
Here’s the follow up to my plus one dilemma. I decided to attend the wedding in Pennsylvania solo and I am so glad that I did. First of all I love weddings and I always cry when I attend a wedding. I had the chance to see two special friends get married and I cried … More The Wedding Blog
They say weeping maybe endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. This was autism in our home last night. We had an amazing week, and a busy week. We did more this week than we have done in six months. I should have known I pushed her to her limits, but she … More This Is Autism
Special needs parents I see you! I see the pain in your eyes because I’ve been there and some days I’m still where you are now. Here are some things that I don’t want you to do. Don’t apologize for your child’s disability. Don’t feel sorry for your child. Don’t push people away. Don’t hide … More The Do’s and Don’ts of Special Needs Parenting
I’ve canceled the appointment to discuss my estate planning three times. All three times I had valid reasons like I was tired, I didn’t have a sitter and I didn’t want to go. Last week I was reminded of how tomorrow isn’t promised and I need to make a plan and be prepared. I know … More The Future’s So Bright
For so long we waited for that smile to come back and the light in your eyes to twinkle again. For a brief time we lost you and during that time you never smiled. You communicated by screaming, and other aggressive behaviors. I probably wouldn’t smile either if I couldn’t process language and communicate. Or … More Whenever I See You Smile