Tag: Caregiver Burnout

Still struggling but forcing myself to exercise

Lizze and I have a few hours to ourselves this morning and that almost never happens. Gavin spent the night at his grandparents and the boys are at school. What I want more than anything is to crawl back into bed and sleep off the nausea but that’s not in the agenda. Lizze and I …

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My oldest son with #Autism is really trying my patience

I’m not going to mince words here. Gavin is driving me crazy and there’s no end in sight. He’s eighteen years old on the outside and about six years old on the inside. This large age gap between his emotional age and his chronological age has always been problematic. As he gets older, it’s becoming …

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I’m hoping for a good day all around

The boys got off to school without much trouble. Lizze got their lunches together and I cooked some scrambled eggs. Of course, Elliott was the only one to eat them because Emmett will only eat scrambled eggs is they are pure yellow, without any white showing. That wasn’t happening this morning so I will settle …

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I’m a little lost right now

It’s no secret that I’m struggling a bit right now. If I’m being honest, I’m struggling more than just a bit. I sound like a scratched record but the withdrawal from Paxil is killing me and it’s impacting me in many areas of my life, this blog being one of them. Once upon a time, …

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How U-Laces help my family and can probably help yours as well

I love connecting people with the technology that can improve their lives. When you’re a special needs parent, sometimes the simplest life hack can make all the difference in the world. One example of this in my house, is U-Lace. I’ve worked with, written about and did a detailed review of U-Lace before. You can …

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It’s simply exhausting

The boys spent the night at Lizze’s parents house last night. That left us with only Gavin in to worry about for a little while. In truth, only Gavin to worry about is a bit misleading. Gavin is an amazing kid/adult and we love him to the ends of the Earth and back but he …

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