I'm not a physician, and this blog is not meant to be construed as medical advice. If you are concerned about your child's health, please take them to your pediatrician, the nearest urgent care or emergency room.  *This post was...
The holidays are my favorite time of the year! My home is decorated and everyone is jolly and excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Everyone has lights on their houses, and our city puts Frosty and Candy Cane lights on...
From the very moment I saw those two pink lines, I knew I had a huge responsibility ahead of me. There are SO many decisions to be made when having children. I am a planner. To the core. I choose...
Homeschool mom.  All I have to do is say that phrase and you automatically have a picture in your head. Most likely what you see includes a denim jumper, permed hair, a 15-passenger van, and a perfect line of little...
The seasons have changed, the weather has changed, it's getting darker earlier, and the holidays are starting. I don’t know about you, but I get a little anxious and feel the shift in my morale as I look ahead,...
I married into a family that openly practices favoritism. Hearing relatives say things at gatherings like 'Oh well so and so was always Grandpa's favorite,' is not uncommon. Pre-kids, this was unfamiliar and strange to me. Post-kids, it has...
"Why is the bathroom sink full of water and the bathroom SOAKING WET?" And then my memory glitches. I remember the guilt and the pure fear. I remember how suddenly stupid the idea of letting our Barbie family swim in...
If I could earn $5 every time someone told me to not stress out over the holidays, I could pay for most of the Christmas presents. The last two years have been much easier as I get into the groove...
With the school year back in full swing, and classmates having birthday parties again, I’ve been thinking lately about birthday party etiquette. There’s definitely not a one-size-fits-all way of doing things, but I feel like there are some general...
I had my first daughter when I was a whopping 19 years old. I was married right after high school, and was divorced by the time I was 21 (10/10 would not recommend). I left my first marriage without...
"Great news! No one died AND it actually smells pretty decent in there now (shocked face emoji)," I texted my husband. It was too early to be swimming in poop. But, thank goodness we made it through! Let's back up just...
Holidays can be so stressful for families with children on the Autism Spectrum, especially Halloween! Here are some tips and tricks we plan to use with both of our autistic girls in preparation for “Trick or Treat” this year. Number...

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