Category Archives: Autism

Just keep swimming.

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Some days I sing Dory’s refrain, “Just keep swimming” to myself when I’m feeling overwhelmed.  What?  I like Finding Nemo.  It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re an autism parent.  Meetings, appointments, doctor’s appointments, schedules.  It’s a never ending loop than can catch you, drag you under and flip you end over end, just […]

Happy birthday to you, 15 years later.

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So after almost 15 years, Hallee wants a birthday party.  See, the last time she enjoyed a birthday party, hers or anyone else’s for that matter, she was 2.  1999, to be exact.   So Prince was right!  The last time we partied like it was 1999, it was, well…1999.  That’s when things really started changing […]

The Queen of Denial.

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So OK…at some point our kids grow up.  We may not believe it, and while we’re knee-deep in poopy diapers and binkies, it seems too far away to even be able to grasp. But I am here to tell you, little chickens..it hits you like a freight train straight from hell happens. Miss Hallee will be 17 […]

Never count kids like mine out…they’ll surprise you every time.

.29 each at Target.  Are they horrible?  Wonderful?  I just knew I needed them.

It’s been a slow week here at the ranch.  Even though I felt so much better almost immediately after the kidney stone (Stonepoclalypse?  Stonegate?) incident last weekend, I hadn’t counted on it taking quite so much out of me.  I’ve been taking it easy..lots of naps, cuddling up on the couch with the kids or […]