New Beginnings – Page 2

Category: New Beginnings

Clothes shopping for my kids is very overwhelming for this single Dad

Being a single Mom or Dad is a tremendous amount of responsibility. Being a single parent to special needs children is even more responsibility. I’m learning to navigate those challenges as we speak. Both Elliott and Emmett have outgrown their winter coats. I mentioned that I had looked over the weekend because I knew we …

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I’ve been a single Dad to my 3 #Autistic kids for exactly 3 months now and here’s the truth

It’s been three months since I became a single Dad again and I’m still trying to find my footing. It’s not easy to grieve, while being a full time Dad and caregiver to three amazing kids with special needs. This time around, I think I’m adjusting a bit quicker than I did before. Adjusting doesn’t …

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I know some won’t agree with my approach and frankly, I don’t f*cking care

Man, I didn’t sleep well last night. Emmett ended up in my room pretty early on. He tried for hours to fall asleep in his bed but couldn’t. As soon as his head hit the pillow, after returning to my room, ahe was out like a light. He’s really struggling with feeling safe and there’s …

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It’s a start

I knew going into my first night sleeping alone, that it would likely be short-lived. I was right. I fell asleep around midnight and Emmett was still in his own bed. When I say I was alone in my bed, Ruby was there. She likes to sleep under the blanket, right up against my back. …

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I’m finally sleeping alone tonight

I’ve been feeling a significant amount of anxiety today and it came to a head after dinner. The kids have been at each other’s throats all day and Gavin will not stop talking about whatever floats into his brain. It’s a lot to deal with on top of everything else. I’m pretty sure that I’m …

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Finding the positives can be difficult when hearts don’t break even

I started a conversation on Twitter tonight because I needed some advice. I explained that I’m struggling a bit to find my footing as a newly single Dad. There’s a lot of mix emotions and that makes gaining traction a bit harder for me. There are times when the positives as apparent and times where …

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Why I gave up trick or treating with my kids this year for the first time ever

I realized something today but before I get into it, there’s some background that you need to understand first. Ever since the day my kids were born, I’ve been a very, very hands on Dad. I’m with them every single day. I’m there when they go to bed and when they wake up (barring overnight …

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I’m heartbroken that he thought this

Emmett has been sleeping in my room since his mom left. He’s afraid that if he’s not right there, he could wake up and I’ll be gone as well. There’s no way to really navigate this in the short-term and it’s going to take time and patience for him to heal. That’s said, he informed …

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