My whole house is without power

The boys are settled in bed for the night and I get a phone call from AEP (our electric company). I wasn’t sure what they wanted but generally speaking, I don’t like these phone calls. 

Apparently, they’ve decided to do a planned power outage in my area this evening.

I did manage to find out that there had been storm damage. …



Gavin dealt with an infection this week

I meant to share this before but it just never happened. 

Last Friday, after Gavin’s IVIG infusion, one of the infusion sites became infected.  I’m not sure what happened because I don’t ever remember seeing anything like this before. 

I kept a close eye on it because I didn’t want to let it go to long and have it …



It’s important to make sure ones goals are reasonable

It’s approaching the dinner hour and the boys are still doing pretty good.  Gavin’s asleep and the E’s are quietly playing in their room. 

I’ve had some time to write and get some work done this afternoon. These kinda days just don’t happen very often. 

We’re taking a day off from hiking and sticking indoors because it’s incredibly windy outside …



Sometimes I’m just grateful for the positive

After physical therapy this morning, we had absolutely nothing in the agenda.  It’s been relatively quiet today and that’s a nice change of pace. 

The most exciting thing to happen thus far is that I cut up a fresh pineapple… 

I know that sounds really boring but the kids were super excited for some reason.  I’m not going to complain about …



#Autism Parenting: I always try to foster my kids willingness to be helpful

There are times when my kids are feeling very helpful and times that they want nothing to do with helping.

I always try to encourage them when they’re in the mood to be helpful. I feel as though it’s an opportunity to help them learn something new and it helps to build skills that will help them become more …



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