Tag: special needs



This made me smile today

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It’s been a rough day for a multitude of reasons. Rather than focus on the negatives, I wanted to share something a bit more uplifting and positive. I feel like it’s important to focus on the positives as much as possible. I realize it’s not always easy, especially for Autism… Read more »



Hands-on with the Jaybird Run XT, Truly Wireless Earbuds (Review) @jaybirdsport

Before we get started, I want to thank Jaybird/Logitech for sponsoring this review and in doing so, helping to support my Autism Awareness efforts. All opinions contained herein are my own. As a veteran Autism and Special Needs parent of nearly twenty years, I’m a huge proponent of self-care. I… Read more »



24 hours of devastating meltdowns

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Gavin is not having a good day. We’ve already survived several meltdowns, and that was before 9 AM. Yesterday was pretty rough for him as well, and I’m not sure what’s going on. Yesterday, he lost it because I was paying him a compliment. I think it came down to… Read more »



I put myself in timeout this morning

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We’re having a rough morning, and I’m taking a timeout, so I can not lose sight of what’s going on. I figured I write a quick post and hopefully, I’ll feel better afterward. I can’t tell if I slept well or not. I’m in a good mood but feel run… Read more »



How To React In A Natural Disaster 

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Having children that have autism can teach you many things. A natural curiosity for the human mind is definitely going to grow in you. The effort to learn about how your child thinks and what could possibly make their life better is always going to be something you want to have continually.



Even the best-laid plans can fall short

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Poor Emmett went to bed and woke up with a headache. We had thought he would be returning to school today, but he woke up with his right eye stuck closed again. I spoke with the school, and even though he’s been on the antibiotics for 24 hours, they aren’t… Read more »



#Autism parenting is an uphill battle every single day and that’s okay

I’m not looking for life to be easy. I’m not looking for anything to be handed to me either. What I would very much appreciate is a level playing field. Life as a full-time caregiver to four people with special needs is rewarding, challenging, never dull and absolutely exhausting. As… Read more »


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