Category: Autism Parenting Struggles

I took my 3 #Autistic kids to the dentist today and this was the result

We’re finally home from our out-of-town trip to the dentist. I ended up having to take the boys on my own. Lizze was ready to go with us but it was obvious that she was really, really pushing herself. As much as I needed her help and as much as… Read more »

I’m taking my 3 #Autistic kids to the dentist this morning

Later this morning, I’ll be taking all 3 boys to the dentist. If that weren’t challenging enough, I may be doing this alone. Lizze was sick for most of the day yesterday and I’m not sure how she’s doing today. I know she wants to go but there’s only so… Read more »

How do you prioritize anything when everything is a priority?

As an Autism and Special Needs parent, I’ve found it very difficult is prioritize things. In a more typical situation, I would be able to decide what’s important and what can be put in hold or brushed aside. Unfortunately, in my life, it’s not that simple. Everyone in my house… Read more »

Poor Emmett is really struggling today and it’s heartbreaking

While Emmett’s menu has expanded in recent years, he’s still incredibly difficult to feed. There aren’t that many things he finds sensory friendly or palatable and now he’s associated stomach aches with some of those limited items.

I don’t know what we’re going to do because Emmett keeps getting sick when he eats

This post was originally meant to publish on Friday morning. This morning was a fucking nightmare. We’re trying to work with Emmett to figure out why he’s not feeling well, and at the same time, keep him in school as often as possible. His grades aren’t an issue but new,… Read more »

I’m not a quitter but I wonder how long I can keep this up

We had a really rough night with Elliott. He’s struggling a great deal emotionally and I don’t know how to reach him. He’s so angry, hurt and scattered but we aren’t sure why because much of what he is upset about, never happened. His perception is often inaccurate and there… Read more »

We’re about to be hammered by Mother Nature

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We’re currently bracing for the worst winter storm we’ve had in awhile. It’s definitely the worst of the year because we’ve not had much snow at all this winter. We’re supposed to be looking at up to a foot snow and blizzard conditions over the next 24 hours. I went… Read more »