Homemaking · Homeschooling · Just For Fun

Mom Confession: YouTube Makes My Life Easier

I used to be a little bitter when I cooked dinner and then my husband didn’t do the dishes. To be fair, most nights he would, but some nights, not so much. I would also hate my life when the laundry needing to be folded piled up on my bed throughout the day and I… Continue reading Mom Confession: YouTube Makes My Life Easier

Grace · Just For Fun

My Favorites and Yours – 2016

It’s the end of another year. A year filled with ups and downs, successes and failures, diagnoses and treatments, and more mothering than I ever thought possible. As much as I am looking forward to the new mercies I’m praying 2017 will bring, I wanted to end this year well, and with all of you.… Continue reading My Favorites and Yours – 2016

Homeschooling · Just For Fun

When All The Crafty Things Fail

It’s been a heavy week here. Depression. Meltdowns. Medications. Doctor Visits. More Meltdowns. Cleaning Up After Said Meltdowns. Not our best week ever. So, it seems only appropriate that we end on a funny note. As a good friend of mine always says, “Laugh or die.” A few weeks back, I decided to get all… Continue reading When All The Crafty Things Fail

Family · Just For Fun · Survival Mode

3d Summer Fun (Without Screens!)

Please know, although I  was compensated for my time reviewing this product and hosting the giveaway, the opinions expressed within are 100% my own. Thank you for your continued support of my family! Summer and I have an on again, off again relationship. I love the slower pace. I love the night swims. I love the… Continue reading 3d Summer Fun (Without Screens!)

Autism · Family · Just For Fun · Stepfather · Survival Mode

Things We Never Thought We’d Say ‘Thank You’ For

“Thank you so much for being the one that does all the stool samples for these kids. I do not think I could pull that off.” My husband said it so earnestly. He really, really meant it. It was sweet and kind. And I burst out laughing. “We thank each other for some crazy things,”… Continue reading Things We Never Thought We’d Say ‘Thank You’ For

Autism · Dyslexia · Family · Homemaking · Homeschooling · Just For Fun

Not The Former Things Top 5 Most Asked Questions (and their answers!)

Over the course of the past few months, I have received so many messages from y’all. I LOVE them. I LOVE being able to connect with actual people. I LOVE that you even care enough to comment, email and IM me. Thank you so, so much! In the interest of reaching out to the introverts… Continue reading Not The Former Things Top 5 Most Asked Questions (and their answers!)

Autism · Family · Grace · Homemaking · Just For Fun · Parenting · Survival Mode

My Goals For The Week

I have read hundreds of them… The blog posts where the mom lists out her goals for the week, for the month, for the year. Then the subsequent posts where the mom updates you on her progress for the week, for the month, for the year. The truth is, I love them. I love seeing… Continue reading My Goals For The Week

Being a Girl · Family · Homemaking · Just For Fun · Survival Mode

Mommy Burnout and Self Care: A Day In The Life

“The thought of even getting out of bed tomorrow is depressing, ” I told my husband as he turned off the light for the night. Getting up and doing all the things, all over again seemed like Just. Too. Much. Like Groundhog Day (except without Bill Murray to make me laugh). The idea of fighting… Continue reading Mommy Burnout and Self Care: A Day In The Life

Autism · Just For Fun

The Twelve Days of Christmas with Autism

The 12 Days of Christmas With Autism: On the twelfth day of Christmas Autism gave to me: 12  Bills from doctors 11  Food Aversions 10 Judge-y Shoppers 9  Cups of Coffee 8  Perseverations 7  OT Sessions 6  Bathroom Incidents 5  Me-lt-downs 4  Pairs of Crocs 3  Glasses of Wine 2  Exhausted Parents And a Child… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas with Autism