Monthly Archives: February 2018




My son was stabbed multiple times with a sharpened pencil at school today

I was waiting for the boys to be dismissed from school, as I do every day. About thirty minutes before dismissal, Emmett’s teacher came out to let me know that one of his fellow classmates had stabbed him in the hand with a sharpened pencil. His teacher explained that this… Read more »







Important advice for new and experienced #Autism parents

Being an Autism parent is difficult, in every sense of the word. I have good days where I feel like we make forward progress and I’m filled with hope. I also have bad days where it can seem like moving forward is an impossible task and giving up is a… Read more »







My major back injury

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I’m not doing so well today. You may recall that I suffered a serious back injury when I was working as paramedic. I never had the surgery to fix it but I’ve been doing pretty good the past few years. It flares up every once in awhile and lasts for… Read more »







Living with #Depression is a war, not just a battle

I wanted to take a few minutes and share what I consider to be a major milestone in how I’m managing my Depression. Depression has been a part of my life since my early teens and will likely be an indefinite part of my life. While Depression is a consistent… Read more »







The main way I’m coping with the stress of being an #Autism parent

One of the things I’m pushing myself to do right now is manage my stress in more natural ways. My life is so full of stress, there’s times it hard to find room to breathe. What I’m trying to do is make the room for me to breathe and in… Read more »







Hopefully he’ll feeling better as the day moves forward

Emmett woke up about 4 AM with a tummy ache. He climbed into bed with us and snuggled me. I don’t think he ever fell back asleep. It was pretty clear that he was miserable. There’s a stomach bug going around the school but to be completely honest, this could… Read more »







A quick update about the school safety meeting

I wanted to just push out a quick update in regards to about how our meeting at the school went tonight. The meeting went well. Unfortunately, only five or six sets of parents showed up but whatever. We learned more about the safety steps they are implementing in order to… Read more »


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