A meltdown inducing dentist appointment today

We have an exciting day planned and by exciting I mean not fun at all. Mr. Emmett is returning to the dentist this afternoon because he has a baby tooth that needs fixed. When he was at the dentist a month ago, we discovered that he had the start of… Read more »

Gavin is losing skills and it’s heartbreaking

We’ve come to the realization that Gavin’s level of regression has reached a new low. This has actually been coming for a little while now but we’ve had to pull some responsibilities away from him today. For the last couple of years, Gavin has been doing the dishes. I don’t… Read more »

Sometimes I struggle with feelings of being a terrible parent but not tonight

I really struggle with feelings of being a terrible parent. I feel this way for a number of reasons but one of the biggest reasons revolves around failing to give my kids a better life. I know there’s only so much I can do but I still feel like I’m… Read more »

We don’t always get to do what we want

Lizze is sick and the boys are driving me crazy. They have a ton of energy and are in desperate need of an outlet. Seeing as we can’t really spend time in our yard, for various reasons, including safety, we need to find something else. The boys are bored of… Read more »

An Assault of Verbiage

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I’m doing something a bit different with this episode of The Autism Dad Podcast. Last week I was supposed to be interviewing Harish Bikmal, the founder of Zenaviv. Unfortunately, there were some technical issues that interfered with recording and I had to reschedule. In order to sorta fill in the… Read more »

ETY-Kids 5 Safe-Listening In-Ear Headphones by @WorldWideStereo (Review)

This brief review is a bit overdue as a result of a WordPress related glitch last week. I wanted to get this out there for parents who are worried about their kids damaging their hearing as a result of using headphones and listening at dangerously high volume levels. My Son… Read more »

This unfortunate animal cracker led to a very awkward conversation with my youngest

For starters, we’re dealing with an unexpected change in routine this morning. School was canceled because so many people are sick. There is strep throat, another unknown viral thing but there are also several confirmed cases of flu in the school. I can’t stress enough just how important it is… Read more »