I’m feeling like this Summer is full of promise and that is inspired by a pretty good end to the long weekend

It’s been a pretty awesome weekend, at least in the big picture.  The boys got to spend time with their Mom and I got to sleep.  We even got to spend time with my family and have a great cookout.  

Tonight the boys and I had a pizza and movie night, at Emmett’s request.… Read More



Emmett’s having such a very hard time right now

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Emmett's having such a very hard time right now 😕 It's so easy to forget that just because a child with Autism can speak, doesn't mean they have the ability to express themselves. Emmett has a very, very advanced vocabulary but very, very limited expressive language skills. On days like today where it feels like we're living from one meltdown to the next, I'm reminded of this challenge. My sweet Emmett is not gifted in the ways of expressing his feelings or frustrations with words and indoor voices. Asking him what's wrong will not provide me with anything that can help me better understand what's bothering him. I instead have to follow the breadcrumb trail of behavioral changes and try and decode them.

Emmett’s having such a very hard time right now 😕 It’s so easy to forget that just because a child with Autism can speak, doesn’t mean they have the ability to express themselves. 

Emmett has a very, very advanced vocabulary but very, very limited expressive language skills. 

On days like today where it feels like we’re living from one meltdown to the next, I’m reminded of this challenge. 

My sweet Emmett is not gifted in the ways of expressing his feelings or frustrations with words and indoor voices. 

Asking him what’s wrong will not provide me with anything that can help me better understand what’s bothering him. 

I instead have to follow the breadcrumb trail of behavioral changes and try and decode them.… Read More



Fun at our Memorial Day family cookout 

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Fun at our Memorial Day family cookout My nephew brought his hover board thing to out family cook out today. Everyone was taking turns, trying not to kill themselves on it. Emmett took a turn as well and had a ton of fun...

Fun at our Memorial Day family cookout My nephew brought his hover board thing to out family cook out today. Everyone was taking turns, trying not to kill themselves on it. Emmett took a turn as well and had a ton of fun…
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