Tag: Caregiver Burnout

Why I’ve had a change of heart about #Autism Awareness month

As one ages through life, one tends to gain wisdom and insight that they were previously lacking. What I mean by wisdom is learning from one’s past and gaining insights into different ways of thinking. I’m absolutely no exception to this, and I want to share something that I’ve recently had a change of heart …

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Here’s what happened

It’s been a few days and there are a few reasons for that. The biggest however, is that this site went down and it took me almost three days to fix it. I’m still not sure what happened but I’ve rebuilt from the ground up and I think everything is in the exact same place …

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Why getting my youngest with #Autism to school is so exhausting 

Remember last night when I said that I suspected Emmett was going to have a difficult time this morning? That turned out to be the understatement of the year.  Emmett was beside himself all morning long. Lizze and I tried forever to help him through whatever emotional hurdle was in his way but we didn’t …

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I feel like I’m being held hostage by my sick kids 

Both Elliott and Emmett we’re home from school, as I mentioned earlier. Both boys also seemed to be doing better during the first half of the morning. Unfortunately, shortly after the lunch hour, things went downhill. Lizze and Gavin were both sleeping. It was just the E’s and myself in the living room. Elliott fell …

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Plan for the worst and hope for the best

Our three day weekend has officially turned into what will soon be a four day weekend. Both boys still have fevers and Emmett has a very upset stomach as well.  I checked Gavin, just to be safe and he’s teetering on the edge of a low grade fever himself, although he says he feels fine.  …

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How we are avoiding caregiver burnout

I had a really rough night. Elliott had a very hard time falling asleep on the couch but Emmett had no problem falling asleep on me.  Both boys are feeling better this morning and that’s good because Grandma’s coming in about three hours to claim them for the night.  Lizze sent me back to bed …

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