Family · Grace · Guest Post · Homemaking · Homeschooling · Parenting

Setting Realistic Goals For The New Year

I love celebrating a new year. There is something about a fresh start, a blank slate, a new beginning – it makes me feel hopeful. It makes me feel free to try new things and begin again. And, every single year, it makes me also feel a little bit crazy. Take last year – I… Continue reading Setting Realistic Goals For The New Year

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Making The Holidays Less Stressful, One Gift At A Time

The holidays have historically been a time of great stress for our family. It’s no wonder. Take an already emotionally and physically overloaded child, add a mom working around the clock to try and figure out ways to help him cope, plus a husband trying to help her, and a little brother clamoring for some… Continue reading Making The Holidays Less Stressful, One Gift At A Time

Autism · Guest Post · Survival Mode

I Think My Child Has Autism; What Now?

I had no idea when I started writing here, that so many of you would say, “Me too.” Isn’t that just the way of things?  We think we are so alone, the only one. For me, nothing makes the load feel lighter than another momma sharing her experience and saying, “Me too.” This post was… Continue reading I Think My Child Has Autism; What Now?

Autism · Depression · Family · Grace · Grief · Guest Post · Survival Mode

The Heart of the Caregiver

I am so excited to introduce you to Mary. Like many of us, she is a mom, wife, duaghter, and friend – and she is intimately familiar with the realities of being a full time caregiver for a child. Because it is so hard, because it seems impossible sometimes, because the heart of the caregiver… Continue reading The Heart of the Caregiver

Autism · Dyslexia · Family · Guest Post · Homeschooling · Podcasts · Sensory Processing Disorder

Different By Design

The only way I make it through the chores of the day sometimes (especially laundry… and maybe the dishes… and possibly cleaning the bathrooms…), is by turning on a podcast and listening to another momma talk. There is something about hearing another mom’s perspective on her life, her tips and tricks for success, and her… Continue reading Different By Design

Autism · Dyslexia · Guest Post · Homeschooling

When It Feels Like We Are Never Home

As you know, this has been a crazy season for my family. Well, even more crazy than usual I guess. My oldest son, who has High Functioning Autism, was also recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain and fatigue. My youngest son, is getting older. He is profoundly dyslexic, and I am… Continue reading When It Feels Like We Are Never Home

Autism · Guest Post · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Age Appropriateness On the Autism Spectrum

The following excerpt is from one of my favorite autism bloggers. Musings of An Aspie has given me so much insight into my son’s mind and experience. This post is no exception. When our daughter Jess was little, her dad and I used to take her to see a lot of animated movies. Jess and… Continue reading Age Appropriateness On the Autism Spectrum

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Parenting with Aspergers: A Dad’s Perspective

Please allow me to introduce you to Alex. Not only does his son have an Aspergers Diagnosis, but he does as well (which pretty much makes him an expert all around as far as I’m concerned!). I have had the pleasure of getting to know Alex and his family over the past months, and have… Continue reading Parenting with Aspergers: A Dad’s Perspective