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A terrific day and a special night

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While it may seem boring at times, I feel sharing how our day has gone is important because it shows how different things can go on different days.  Today turned out to be a pretty awesome day for everyone.  The boys got to school on time and immediately after, Gavin… Read more »



Why I take time to myself everyday

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As an Autism parent for almost sixteen years, I can say that it’s a stressful job. I’ve often said that it’s 25/8/366 because of the nature of Autism.  I want to take a minute and share why it’s so important for me to take time to myself. For starters, I… Read more »



That was incredibly cold but absolutely worth it

Gavin and I challenged ourselves to walk the track on the way home from taking the boys to school. It was in the high twenties or low thirties and quite snowy but Gavin really wanted to walk.  We ended up doing really well and it was great way to start… Read more »



I’m too tired to talk but here are the pictures I promised

It’s been a really long day and I’m not in the best place right now. Either than force anything tonight, I thought I would share a picture I’ve been promising but haven’t yet delivered on.  The main reason for the picture is to show what Elliott looks like after his… Read more »



I’m in a relationship with depression and it f@cking sucks

If you’re new to the neighborhood, you might be interested to know that I like to speak very openly about mental health. I’m a firm believer in the there’s nothing to be ashamed of approach.  Over the years I’ve spoken very candidly about our Autism journey and every other thing… Read more »



Thank God it’s the thought that counts

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Both boys had a great day at school. They celebrated Valentine’s Day and made out like little bandits. I got Lizze some chocolates and a this stuffed animal weiner dog.  Thank God we subscribe to the whole it’s the thought that counts philosophy because she broke out in hives within… Read more »