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2 hours of sleep

This morning was particularly rough for me personally. Elliott was up until almost 4 am and shortly after falling asleep, he woke up screaming because he must have bitten his the inside of his cheek. He was really upset and in pain but I couldn’t figure out what was going on until we were up …

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What I do when my child with #Autism can’t sleep? 

How I handle my kids with #Autism not sleeping. Tools I use as well as my last resort trick.

How @MarshallFerrets helping my son with #Autism (video) 

I wanted to share this brief video of Emmett being cheered up by one of our ferrets. He was overwhelmed by something going on and was gearing up for a meltdown. Saved by the ferret.. ☺ 💙 https://youtu.be/SWu-gSYEVfE

Fixing what’s broken within the #Autism community

One of the things that I’ve seen as an obstacle within the Autism community, is our ability to work together regardless of our differing beliefs. I’ve spoken about the major rifts that have formed and how those rifts are preventing unity.  If you’ve been blessed enough to not run into one of these rifts, count …

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Feeling grateful 

Last night Elliott fell asleep with no problems. Emmett on the other hand had a rough time again. I don’t think he fell asleep until 10:30-ish. That’s an improvement over what it’s been lately but it still presents its challenges. We had a slow start to the morning and a hard time waking the kids …

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#Autism: The Unpleasant Truth

I’ve been connecting with so many new Autism or Special Needs parents lately. While this is such a cool thing for me because connecting with others in a similar circumstance is a positive thing. At the same time, it’s heartbreaking because there are so many people out there who are isolated, scared, overwhelmed and feeling …

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We just received the @nest PRO learning thermostat today

Vivint was out today and they installed the nest PRO thermostat in our house. Supposedly, this will help us save 10 – 15% on our heating and cooling bill. That savings can go right to our grocery budget.  I’m pretty excited because I just love new technology and I love saving money.  The nest integrates with …

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