I pushed the limits of my comfort level a bit but I think we did good

Elliott’s birthday was largely successful. I think it was anyway. After the boys finished class for the day, I got them over to see Lizze and we hung out in the driveway for about twenty minutes. Everyone was double masked and socially distanced. The boys were able to get hugs from their mom that’s always …

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I’m trying to make my son’s 2nd birthday while on #COVID lockdown a happy one

As you may or may not know, today is Elliott’s 15th birthday. Today also marks the second birthday in row that he’s celebrated on COVID lockdown. While Lizze and I are trying to make arrangements for the boys to go over, it’s not a quick process. There’s a lot of planning that goes into visits …

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Not Sleeping by Alan Winnikoff

Guest Blog Post for The Autism Dad By Alan Winnikoff Author of the novel “Not Sleeping” I’ve often heard autism parents quote a particular statistic– 70% of special needs couples break up. I’ve never been able to verify this – it might be more urban legend than reality. After all, on the flip side, I …

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AirMax8L Air Purifier by Okaysou (REVIEW)

Okaysou sent me one of their AirMax8L Air Purifier to test out and judge for myself how they work. It includes two filters, washable pre-filter, removes 99.97% of air pollutants like dust, smoke, pollen, pet dander, hair, and even odors from rooms up to 800 square feet. I was excited to give this a try …

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It can be hard to not drown in all the negativity

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed this week. Elliott is having sleep problems and he’s in full on stubborn teenage mode. That means I can’t get a great deal of cooperation from him in regards to getting his sleep cycle reset. He’s stressed out and probably a bit depressed. I think that’s completely understandable but …

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4 Common Age-related Eye Diseases

set of assorted trial lenses and optical frame

It is natural for a person’s eyesight to deteriorate gradually as they age, and in some cases wearing glasses will provide all the help they need. However, a third of Americans over the age of 65 develop an eye condition that impairs their vision significantly. These are referred to as age-related eye diseases or AREDs. …

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