Category: Inspirational Posts



As an #Autism and #SpecialNeeds parent, I sometimes desperately need a sense of normalcy

Lizze and I might have the entire night to ourselves. I’m not sure what we’re going to do with our free time but I at least a tiny bit of walking will be part of it. I want to finish the month strong. Money is really tight and a huge… Read more »



I will be achieving a MAJOR goal today

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I’m really excited about today. I spoke yesterday about my current struggles with depression and anxiety. Sometimes I have good days and sometimes I have bad days. Today is a mixed bag for me but I’m going to focus on the positive. In a few minutes, I’m going to go… Read more »



It may not be pretty or graceful but we will survive

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Life is a never-ending series of tests and I’m currently being tested. As an Autism and Special Needs parent, I’m no stranger to challenge and have become accustomed to the daily struggle that many Autism and Special Needs parents face. Being accustomed to something shouldn’t be confused with becoming easier…. Read more »



Why am I so exhausted? I’m an #Autism parent, that’s why

Going into this post, it’s important to know that I’m frustrated and trying to make a point about why Autism parents, like myself are so exhausted all the time. Every time I’m asked why I’m so exhausted, it’s a reminder how little people understand the challenges I face as an… Read more »



I’m a freshwater fish in a saltwater tank

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I found myself really frustrated today and I’m not entirely sure why. Most of the time, I’m the odd man out in our house filled with Autism and truthfully, that can be difficult for me at times. It’s like everyone around me is operating on the same operating system and… 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 »



Getting help for #mentalillness is NOT weakness

I’ve been very open about my struggles with mental illness and I’ll continue to be that way. There’s absolutely no shame is struggling with mental illness. Getting help for mental illness is also not a sign of weakness. It’s 2018 for God’s sake, you’d think this would be more easily… Read more »