Tag: Caregiver Burnout



I took a big step towards reclaiming my life today

Moving forward is very hard for me. I’m dealing with the loss of someone who’s been a huge part of my life for literally half of my life. It’s a process made more complicated because of how hard the kids are struggling with all of this. I’m with them all the time and seeing them …

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I won’t be perfect but I’ll be better

I slept surprisingly well. Elliott is sleeping in and Emmett is up and working on his puzzle. I’m just getting moving myself but I feel much better than I did last night. I was so upset with myself for not handling Elliott better than I did but a good night’s sleep has helped me to …

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I feel like such an asshole tonight

I’ve got a great deal weighing on me and it all came to a head tonight. I feel like shit right now because I lost my cool with Elliott tonight. Honestly, it was stupid and if I was a better person, I wouldn’t have reacted the way I did. I had asked Elliott a question …

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I’m struggling more than usual tonight

Been dealing with a lot today and haven’t written at all as a result. I guess a bit of catch up is in order. I’ll make it quick cause I have some other positive news to share.. The boys had the day off today. Not entirely sure why and frankly don’t really care either. I …

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Navigating #Divorce with #Autistic Kids

It’s been a little while but Season 2 of The Autism Dad podcast is finally underway. I really appreciate your patience and understanding as I sorted through some some difficult life events this year. In this first episode of the new season, I talk about one of those difficult life events. Divorce is difficult for …

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We say goodbye to our car today

The morning is off to a fairly decent start. Everyone is willingly going to school but Elliott was very difficult wake up. I think that’s caused by not sleeping well and being a teenager. Either way, it’s frustrating. Anyway, it’s a short week and today is the last day of school. The plan is to …

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