Category Archives: Autism Parenting Confessions




It was more than I could cope with and I knew it would be that way going into it

Let me tell you something. Today has been one of the most stressful days I can remember. I spent the last few hours talking/venting to Lizze about everything weighing me down. It was my Dad’s surprise 65th birthday. My Mom arranged for a family dinner at PF Changs. This is… Read more »







As a general rule, I don’t apologize for any of my kids with #Autism but this is one exception

I mentioned in a previous post that something happened yesterday while at Gavin’s hematology appointment. Akron Children’s Hospital was great, they always are. You have to understand something before we go any further. This appointment took place where Gavin used to receive his IVIG infusions. We’re very familiar with this… Read more »







My kids need to go back to school

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It’s been a massively stressful day because our three day weekend evolved into a five day weekend and it’s been tough for everyone. Kids with Autism tend to struggle with change to routine and my kids are no exception. They were still adjusting to the new school year and haven’t… Read more »







Every single day, I lose more of my son and it hurts beyond words

There’s so much to catch you all up on and frankly, some of it is too difficult to talk about. I’ve tried writing this several times now and very quickly find myself entirely too overwhelmed to actually finish anything. Rather than giving up, I’ve decided to write what I can,… Read more »







What will happen to my kids with #Autism when I’m gone?

I’ve really been struggling with the idea of turning 40 on Friday. In fact, I’ve been struggling so much, that I’ve been telling everyone my birthday is on Thursday when Emmett pointed out to me last night, that it’s actually Friday. There are countless reasons that anyone would stress out… Read more »







#Depression, #Autism Parenting and Turning 40 are not a good combination

As I mentioned in the previous post, there’s an enormous pink elephant in the room right now and it’s better known as my 40th birthday. I turn 40 years old on Thursday, August 24th and I’m struggling. I just realized that I’ve been an Autism for almost half of my… Read more »







Until the day I die

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I’m lucky I have no hair because if I did, I’d have ripped it out this morning. Gavin’s already struggling and that struggle is pushing me closer and closer to the edge. I’m trying so hard to do right by everyone in my family but I think that task might… Read more »