Marriage · Motherhood · Parenting

What Being A ‘Special Needs’ Mom Has Taught Me About Just Plain Being A Mom

I was chatting with a younger momma recently who asked me to share some tips and tricks for motherhood. She said she thought our life, and all it’s crazy, might have taught me a few things that she could apply in her life as well (with or without special needs). She’s right. Most of the… Continue reading What Being A ‘Special Needs’ Mom Has Taught Me About Just Plain Being A Mom

Autism · Dyslexia · Grace · Marriage

Motherhood – One Step At A Time

“Mommy, that would be so boring,” he said. “What?” I asked, sighing and thinking he was missing the whole point. “Walking around that big wall, for six days with nothing happening.” I looked down at the children’s bible in his sweet but very dirty hands. “Yes, I guess it would be,” I answered, beginning to… Continue reading Motherhood – One Step At A Time

Autism · Marriage · Parenting

Special Needs Parenting: When Your Husband Doesn’t Get It

“There are times,” I admitted with a sigh. “There are times that I wish I could just give him an injection of autism awareness and education. Like a vaccine. Or a strong dose of IV antibiotics.” My friend smiled sadly. I did too. “I want him to have all the information and know how to… Continue reading Special Needs Parenting: When Your Husband Doesn’t Get It

Autism · Chronic Illness · Church · Grace · Grief · Lupus · Marriage · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder · Stepfather

Looking Back on 2015

It is so hard to believe that another year has passed. It’s been a doozy for our family. 2015 brought us five hospital visits, and two additional diagnoses. It brought new pets and aquariums (I really, really don’t want to actually figure out how many. It’s best if I stay in denial). It brought progress… Continue reading Looking Back on 2015

Autism · Family · Guest Post · Marriage

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

Autism · Doctors · Family · Grief · Marriage · Parenting · Podcasts · Sensory Processing Disorder · Stepfather

Can You Hear The Hope? – A podcast about parenting and autism

The radio in my car hasn’t worked in years. My son had a massive meltdown on the side of the road one day¬† and broke the car antenna. (He also dented the bumper, scratched the paint, and drew the attention of a suspicious police officer driving by as he tried to punch me the face.… Continue reading Can You Hear The Hope? – A podcast about parenting and autism

Autism · Divorce · Family · Marriage · Parenting

A Day in Our Life Series – Marriage

So…my husband and I had big plans for this post. It was going to be amazing, and you were going to love it. We were going to do a running conversation that both of us have in our heads throughout the day, and give you a glimpse of how we approach this life so differently… Continue reading A Day in Our Life Series – Marriage

Autism · Brothers · Marriage · Sensory Processing Disorder

How Do We Do This?

It has been so humbling to hear from so many of you the past few weeks. Comments on the blog and Facebook page, private messages filled with tears and hope, email after email – please know, I am blessed by every single one. There is something about hearing the soothing words of another who “gets… Continue reading How Do We Do This?

Autism · Family · Homeschooling · Marriage · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Dear Me – Here’s Some Chocolate

I stayed up way too late last night with certain child of mine obsessing about king snakes and crested geckos…again. As he started to tell me all about the law in California that allows Field Herping. “Wait, what is field herping?” I asked, rubbing my temples and trying to focus. “Going into the wild and… Continue reading Dear Me – Here’s Some Chocolate

Autism · Grace · Marriage · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

My Son’s Autism Diagnosis: One Year Later

I can’t believe it was a year ago. August 1st. This time last year. I remember every single detail. The pad of paper I was holding, trying to see through tears and write down notes. What shoes I wore (they were red and sassy – an attempt to feel super bold that morning of the… Continue reading My Son’s Autism Diagnosis: One Year Later

Family · Grace · InstaFriday · Marriage · Parenting

Our Week (or so) In Pictures

The thing about posting your week in pictures? You have to remember to take pictures. So, I think the “week” part needs to be flexible…really flexible. Join me as I link up with other bloggers at Life Rearranged, doing the mommy dance each week. I think it’s fun to peek into random strangers lives (either… Continue reading Our Week (or so) In Pictures

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Blending This Family

Three years ago this week, the boys and I officially moved in with Mick. We were already married – we had been for a couple of months. We intentionally took some time after the wedding for the boys to grow accustomed to having a man in the house, sleeping in the bed with mommy, being… Continue reading Blending This Family