Category: Autism Parenting Advice

Christmas can be rough for those like me with #Depression but I’m feeling pretty okay

When I originally started writing this post, it was just a basic update. As I was writing, it evolved a bit and will now serve a dual purpose. While this is still an update, I also wanted to share a bit about my Depression because it helps to remind or… Read more »



As parents we have to be able to adapt to change in order for our kids with #Autism to do the same

Today is just another day in the long, storied tradition of our plans never working out. Last night, Lizze popped her right shoulder out of socket while she was sleeping. This happens every so often and anyone with even a more moderate case of Ehlers-Danlos can likely relate to joint… Read more »



Even on the truly awful days, it’s important to find the positive

I feel that it’s important to be honest and transparent about where I’m at because it helps with context. It also shows how life can make the already difficult job of being an Autism/Special Needs Parent, way more difficult.



My wife and I separated 4 years ago today – we learned things the hard way but you don’t have to

October 14, 2014 was one of the hardest, most painful days of my life. It was the day my wife and I separated. During that time, life was unbelievably difficult for everyone, especially the kids. We very much made it a point to do right by the kids and make… Read more »



I made more weight loss progress today

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For the past few days, it’s been raining here in Northeast Ohio. The old me would have used that as an excuse to stay home and not go walking. The new me still wasn’t excited about the idea of walking in the rain but I did anyway. This morning it… Read more »



It’s a bad day but this is how we’re going to move forward

I’m desperately trying to change the course of our day for the better. The boys want to go back to Quail Hollow and go hiking today. I don’t exactly feel up to doing that and I know Lizze is still a bit under the weather. Having said that, it’s a… Read more »



The #1 most important thing we need to balance as #Autism parents and it’s not what you think

One of the more difficult things an Autism family can deal with is going out in public. This has nothing to do with shame or being embarrassed. It has to do with not expecting more from a child then they are capable of. Kids and adults with Autism can often… Read more »