Category Archives: Autism Parenting Woes




I’ve been having trouble sleeping

For the last week or two, I’ve been having really hard time sleeping at night. I wouldn’t call it Insomnia but rather something else all together. Not that I wasn’t under tremendous amounts of stress before but this year in particular, has been very stressful. Some of this stress comes… Read more »






It’s heartbreaking to see him like this

When you’re a parent to a child with fragile physical health, a degenerative condition and severe mental health issues, it seems like there’s no end to the heartache. Gavin is the child in our family who the above paragraph describes and it’s true, there’s no end to the heartache we… Read more »






He wanted to break every bone in his body

Gavin came home from his Grandparents in a good mood. Unfortunately, that mood ended when he realized that he forgot to take his morning medications. Lizze and I were already aware of this because they were sitting on the kitchen counter. He had gone into the kitchen to take his… Read more »






#Anxiety and #Autism can be fucking exhausting

The moment Elliott climbed into the car after school, he brokedown in tears. The problem revolved around his makeup work from when we were on vacation. It’s not that he can’t do the work or that it’s too hard. The problem is that he’s overwhelmed by the amount he has… Read more »






I got my ass kicked today

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We had a few massive meltdowns today. One was courtesy of Emmett, one thanks to Elliott and a third by none other than Gavin himself. Emmett’s meltdown was easily the most difficult. He was freaking out because the caramel apple he was going to eat, wasn’t perfect after he peeled… Read more »

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