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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 »




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 »




I’m really pushing myself today

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We leave for Emmett’s martial arts thing in about an hour. I’m absolutely not feeling well and I just want to go back to bed. Obviously, that’s not an option. I’m going to have to really push myself this morning. I know how important this is to Emmett and I… Read more »




Helping my kids deal with loss

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It’s been one week since Maggie passed away and we wanted to try to keep the kids distracted today. Kids with Autism are especially prone to struggling with loss and tend to benefit a great deal from distraction. Trying to process already confusing emotions is difficult and at least my… Read more »




I have an exciting announcement

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So this is pretty exciting. Emmett will be in a martial arts tournament tomorrow morning up in Akron. Every year at the end of the school year, the school invites the kids to participate in a martial arts tournament. In previous years, the tournament was held in Columbus, Ohio and… Read more »




It’s funny how things work out

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Tomorrow marks one week since Maggie passed away. I’m not sure if the significance of the day will strike the kids or not but I’m certainly not going to raise their attention to it. We’ve been preparing for awhile now that Maggie wouldn’t be around forever but we had no… Read more »




If I had known 6 years ago

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I’ve not been feeling well today and I’m getting really tired of it. Everyday it’s wash, rinse and repeat. If I had known six years ago that Paxil would be so devastating to come off of, I would have never gone on it.




Why my day was so stressful

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It’s been a stressful day for about a million reasons. About half of those reasons were Autism related and the rest were the result of a few other things. I’m still not feeling a hundred percent but I’m probably upwards of sixty or seventy percent lately and that’s progress. I’m… Read more »




It’s the little things

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I’ve been working to keep everyone in the house as active as possible but the fricking weather isn’t wanting to make that job any easier. I think it was five days ago, it was 80°F and now it’s snowing again. Lizze doesn’t do well in the cold weather but I’m… Read more »

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