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Let’s Talk About Respite

I want to talk about something that’s really important and most parents don’t get enough of. If you’re a special needs parent, you’re probably all too familiar with the word respite. Basically, respite means break. More specifically, it means a temporary break and is usually associated with caregivers. While my focus is more on special …

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The importance of taking time for yourself

It’s been a fantastic weekend for a number of reasons. I want to briefly talk about this because it goes back to respite and selfcare. For the most part, the boys and I spent the weekend apart. We talked and texted throughout the weekend and I saw them briefly but we basically did our own …

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An Important Update: Anxiety, Depression and Respite

There’s a few things I need to catch you up on. For starters, Emmett made it to school this morning however, he came home sick about lunchtime. I understand there’s a stomach bug going around the school but I’m not sure he’s actually sick. I totally believe his stomach hurts but I suspect that something …

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This can really take it out of an #Autism parent

Lizze and I will be getting a break this fine Sunday. The boys will be spending the day, and subsequent night with their Grandparents.  It feels like we haven’t had a night off in forever, but it’s only been about two weeks. It’s amazing how two weeks of raising three kids with Autism can take …

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Let the celebration begin

The boys both had great days at school today. Emmett melted down on the way home and for a little while after arriving, because of how literally he sees things. I’ll share more later. After we worked through all that, we finished getting the boys ready to go to their grandparents for the night. They …

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1 big reason I’m super excited today

It’s finally Friday and the very long week is coming to a close. What better way to celebrate than shipping the kids off to their grandparents house for the night. I love my kids, but holy shit do I need a break. I know Lizze does as well. The kids are equally excited about going …

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A Desperately Needed Break

The boys are at their Grandparents tonight and Lizze, and I have the night to ourselves. Before the kids left, and it was a rougher day. It wasn’t the worst ever by far, but it was tough nonetheless. Lizze and I are just taking it easy tonight. We picked up some dinner and watched some …

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