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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

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To The Mommy I was Seven Years Ago

Seven years ago, I had a baby and a toddler to care for. With diapers and wipes and high chairs and cribs and strollers to push and car seats to buckle, it was a very different season. A younger friend of mine has two little boys, almost identical in the age difference between them (and… Continue reading To The Mommy I was Seven Years Ago

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Our “Special Needs” Marriage – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

“Why is he doing this?” my husband yelled, in evident frustration, after seeing another hole punched into the wall, and scattered remains of the bookcase on the bedroom floor. “I think it might be because he has autism,” I answered sarcastically (because, you know, I’m super gracious like that). This marriage thing…it’s not for the… Continue reading Our “Special Needs” Marriage – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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Learning To Be At Home – Tips and Tricks Part 2

I recently shared a sort of serious, sort of poking fun of myself post on Tips and Tricks. I thought for sure maybe five of you would read it, smile sweetly, and say “She should really stick to writing about her family.” Well, you readers are kinda awesome and proved me wrong. I actually heard… Continue reading Learning To Be At Home – Tips and Tricks Part 2

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Our Week In Pictures

I found old pictures this week of my little guys when they were toddlers. Oh, Time. Please stand still for a bit. Or at least slow down. After seeing them so little, I was reminded that one day soon, I will look back on all these pictures with nostalgia. What’s the saying? The days are… Continue reading Our Week In Pictures

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Not The Former Things – Featured Advocate at Mental Health Advocates United

Anyone who knew me in my twenties might actually fall on the ground laughing when they hear that I have been selected as Mental Health Advocates United’s “Featured Advocate” this week. It’s hard to believe, I know. But it’s true. Because both High Functioning Autism and Dyslexia can lead to a host of other mental… Continue reading Not The Former Things – Featured Advocate at Mental Health Advocates United

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Is It Time? Taking Your Child For A Professional Evaluation

One of the most common questions I hear from other moms, particularly moms with wonderfully different little ones, is “Do you think I should take my child in for a professional evaluation?” I am not an expert. I am not a doctor. I am not an OT or child psychologist, or neurologist, or developmental pediatrician,… Continue reading Is It Time? Taking Your Child For A Professional Evaluation