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Yes, it sucked but I feel like I came out on top

The exhaust has been fixed and the car drives silently once again, except for the squealing on the front end.. What I should say is the car no longer rumbles. ☺ They did a great job fixing the exhaust and even welded a new hook in place so if it… Read more »




We had a break-in last night

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I was getting ready to load the car up and take the exhaust to get repaired this morning when I notice that someone had broken into our car…again. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time it’s happened and I doubt it will be the last. You’d think the obvious security cameras… Read more »




An important update on Ruby, our cute little Chorkie

This is a short but interesting update, dealing with how Ruby is doing since Maggie passed. We’ve had animals pass away before and there’s almost always a change in those that remain. When Cleo died last year, Blue (our only remaining cat) became much more outgoing than he’d been previously…. Read more »




Here’s how I’m dealing with our broken down car

With any luck, the exhaust on the car should be fized before lunchtime. That’s of course, assuming everything goes off without a hitch. My Mom is taking the boys to school in the AM. I’ll load the exhaust into the car and make my way to the repair shop, where… Read more »




I’m trying to remain positive

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Today’s been a challenge for me on a few levels. We finally were ready to remove Maggie’s kennel from the house and that sucked. Noone wanted to remove it before today and we respected that because we thought it might help them work through things. It seems to have helped… Read more »




Solutions For Parents Whose Children Spend Too Much Time In Front Of A Screen

Image For parents that don’t have a child with special needs, whether it’s autism or Asperger’s, there can be a lack of empathy. This is especially true when it comes to the idea of negotiating boundaries. For any child on the spectrum, it’s never a case of black or white… Read more »




My 5 biggest #Autism Parenting worries and how I’m addressing them

If being an Autism parent was a video game, the difficulty setting would the three or four notches above the highest setting. That’s not meant to be a joke. Autism Parenting requires more from a human being than most human beings are capable of. My wife and I are no… Read more »




Why he’s so excited about this red box

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It’s a little odd but Gavin has been chomping at the bit to get a new sharps container for the disposal of his IVIG infusion supplies. I say it’s odd because he’s been really focused on it. On Friday, I made arrangements for a new sharps container to be delivered… Read more »




Does this make me the monster I feel like I am?

I’m going to cut to the chase. Putting things bluntly, Gavin is driving me absolutely crazy and I’m not as patient with him as I should be or as much as he deserves. He’s constantly asking me the same questions and sharing outload, every thought that pops into his head…. Read more »




Emmett’s Martial Arts Tournament Results (Tons of Pictures AND Video)

It’s been a long day, but I’ve finally recovered enough to write this post. I’m going to keep this brief and let the pictures/videos do the talking. ☺ Emmett had his martial arts tournament on Saturday morning and it was a pretty awesome experience. I had originally thought this was… Read more »

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