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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 the day.. 

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 haircut from a week or …

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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 that we’ve found in our …

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Thank God it’s the thought that counts

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 minutes of coming into contact …

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#Autism Parenting and the battle with insomnia 

I fought a losing battle with insomnia once again last night but I did fall asleep around 4 am and I’m grateful for at least getting that..  ☺  Lizze didn’t sleep well either and ended up downstairs at some point because she needed to sleep propped up and that’s much easier on the couch.  While …

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How I know when it’s best to keep my son with #Autism home from school

At the advice of one of my readers, who suggested providing more insight into the how’s and why’s of our life, I thought I would take that advice and begin with a decision we often struggle with, every single morning.  I want to take a few minutes and explain what goes into deciding whether or …

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Here’s my day so far

So far, today’s been a total wash. I think it was probably doomed from the get go because I had insomnia once again last night. Truth be told, I was dragging after getting Elliott to school.  Another nail in the coffin is the fact that both Emmett and Lizze are sick.  Gavin fell asleep after …

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At least one of them made it to school 

I had the hardest time falling asleep last night and didn’t do so until almost 4 am. There wasn’t anything wrong other than not being able to shut my brain off.  There were so many thoughts racing through my head and I couldn’t process them all. I did squeak out a few hours in the …

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