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Pros and cons of an in-home caregiver

joyful adult daughter greeting happy surprised senior mother in garden

When someone you love requires constant caregiver, it can be very draining to try and provide it yourself. That’s why many people turn to in-home care as an option. A live-in carer can provide everything the person needs to live a happy and healthy life. However, there are some downsides, too. Here are the pros …

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How Parents of Special Needs Children Can Create an Effective Work-Life Balance

It’s difficult to balance a fulfilling career with raising children, particularly special needs kids. in fact, work-life balance is an illusion for many parents raising children with autism and other special needs.  The demands of raising the children alone can be overwhelming. How much more trying to combine it with a good career. It takes …

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Supporting Your Family With Self-Care: What Can You Do?

This is a contributed post and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of this blog or its author. When you’re the head of the household and you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders, you can often feel the pressure to help everyone. It can often be easy to …

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The judge approved my request

I received a phone call from Probate Court, to let me know that the Judge had issued a ruling. That may sound a bit dramatic but that’s exactly what happened. Yesterday, I requested a copy of the adoption decree from when I adopted Gavin. Apparently, there’s a rather significant process involved in doing that and …

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There are times as his father, I have to turn away and cry

Lizze and I had a fairly decent night to ourselves. The E’s were at their Grandparents but Gavin was home. It’s not really a night off, even with Gavin being the only one home. Gavin is becoming more and more difficult to manage. That wears heavily on us both physically and emotionally. It’s physically exhausting …

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Meet the ferrets helping my kids with #Autism 

If you’ve been following our story for awhile, you already know how I like to share about the positive impact animals have on my kids with Autism.  I’ve been raised around animals my whole life and have always benefited from having pets.  It’s widely known that animals can have a profoundly positive impact on kids …

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At least it doesn’t count as a sick day

We received a call early this morning, letting us know that school has been canceled due to bad weather. It’s not like the boys were going to school anyway, but there’s an upside here.  As a result of school being canceled, this won’t count as an absence.  That’s a good thing cause it helps keep …

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Why I’m worried about my wife

I don’t talk publicly about my wife much since the reconciliation and I thinks that’s just out of habit. It’s something I aim to correct because obviously she’s a very important part of this journey.  That being said, I’m worried about her.  The last few days, she’s been beyond exhausted. I’m talking physically unable to …

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