Tag: Caregiver Burnout

Thinking outside of the box to meet my kids sensory needs

I’ve really been slacking off in the writing arena lately. I’ve been doing this for so many years that I get sorta burn out on writing sometimes. Taking a day or two or three off, isn’t a bad thing.  I wanted to get you all caught up, as well as… Read more »

This a teachable moment for #Autism parents

I guess today was the first official day of summer vacation. It was a relatively uneventful day, as far as Autism parenting goes. I can actually put a check in the win column for this one.  Gavin had his IVIG infusion this morning, and it went really well. He spent… Read more »

A chaotic last day of school

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Yesterday was the last day of school, and it was a bit chaotic in the morning. I was up with Elliott all night, as he was sick and didn’t want to be alone. I was fairly sure he wasn’t going to be present on his last day of school.  Emmett… Read more »

Using everyday activities to work on important life skills

Using everyday activities that work on important life skills I wanted to show an example of how, as parents, we can use everyday activities to help teach our kids with Autism, valuable life skills. Life skills are important because they are necessary for independence. My oldest is very low functioning… Read more »

#Trumpcare and Special Needs families

This is a really quick post because I’m very much concerned about the repeal of a Obamacare. This has nothing to do with politics, and I frankly don’t care who you voted for, because that’s your personal business.  I know there are plenty of programs with the current health care… Read more »

Who gets sick on the last day of school?

Today is the last day of school for this school year. Unfortunately, I’m currently awake with Mr. Elliott, because he’s feeling very nauseated, and can’t sleep. I should have seen this coming because he went to bed with a relatively low grade fever. Lizze and I were going to see… Read more »

Shit….. School’s out for the summer and I’m sorta panicking 

I’m laying in bed tonight, realizing that after 3 PM this afternoon, the boys will be home all day, everyday, for the rest of the summer. Truth be told, I’d much rather have the boys home, than at school. Some might call me a masochist, but I just love having… Read more »