Tag Archives: Autism




My 5 biggest #Autism Parenting worries and how I’m addressing them

If being an Autism parent was a video game, the difficulty setting would the three or four notches above the highest setting. That’s not meant to be a joke. Autism Parenting requires more from a human being than most human beings are capable of. My wife and I are no… Read more »




Why he’s so excited about this red box

It’s a little odd but Gavin has been chomping at the bit to get a new sharps container for the disposal of his IVIG infusion supplies. I say it’s odd because he’s been really focused on it. On Friday, I made arrangements for a new sharps container to be delivered… Read more »




Does this make me the monster I feel like I am?

I’m going to cut to the chase. Putting things bluntly, Gavin is driving me absolutely crazy and I’m not as patient with him as I should be or as much as he deserves. He’s constantly asking me the same questions and sharing outload, every thought that pops into his head…. Read more »




Emmett’s Martial Arts Tournament Results (Tons of Pictures AND Video)

It’s been a long day, but I’ve finally recovered enough to write this post. I’m going to keep this brief and let the pictures/videos do the talking. ☺ Emmett had his martial arts tournament on Saturday morning and it was a pretty awesome experience. I had originally thought this was… Read more »




I’m really pushing myself today

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We leave for Emmett’s martial arts thing in about an hour. I’m absolutely not feeling well and I just want to go back to bed. Obviously, that’s not an option. I’m going to have to really push myself this morning. I know how important this is to Emmett and I… Read more »




Helping my kids deal with loss

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It’s been one week since Maggie passed away and we wanted to try to keep the kids distracted today. Kids with Autism are especially prone to struggling with loss and tend to benefit a great deal from distraction. Trying to process already confusing emotions is difficult and at least my… Read more »




There is no cure for what my oldest son has but we keep pushing forward

Eariler today there was a knock at the door. It was Akron Children’s Hospital delivering Gavin’s IVIG infusion supplies. I guess I didn’t realize it was already that time of month again. Gavin has been getting these delivers for more years that I care to remember and as much as… Read more »




I have an exciting announcement

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So this is pretty exciting. Emmett will be in a martial arts tournament tomorrow morning up in Akron. Every year at the end of the school year, the school invites the kids to participate in a martial arts tournament. In previous years, the tournament was held in Columbus, Ohio and… Read more »




The boys don’t have school today but I’ll be there anyway

There’s no school in the morning. Some nonsense about end of the grading period or something. Lol Anyway, while the boys won’t have school, I’m supposed to meet with the principal about the raffle to raise money for an end of the school year surprise for the kids. They’ve worked… Read more »




It’s funny how things work out

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Tomorrow marks one week since Maggie passed away. I’m not sure if the significance of the day will strike the kids or not but I’m certainly not going to raise their attention to it. We’ve been preparing for awhile now that Maggie wouldn’t be around forever but we had no… Read more »

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