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All about raising a child with complex health issues and school

My wife and I face many challenges in our life. At the moment, one of those challenges centers around our youngest, Emmett. Emmett is eight years old and absolutely loves going to school. He loves learning and excels academically.  Unfortunately, Emmett faces challenges that interfere with his ability to attend school sometimes.  Between Autism, Anxiety, …

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Emmett’s Fever Flares have returned

I had a really tough time falling asleep last night. I wasn’t even feeling stressed out or anything like that. I just couldn’t get comfortable and ended up moving to the couch about 4 am.  Anyway, Emmett has up on and off last night. In fact, he’s been this way for the last few nights.  …

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A terrific day and a special night

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 and I braved the weather …

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Why I take time to myself everyday

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 know that it’s not always …

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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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