Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” I try not to sugarcoat when things get hard at our home. There’s a lot of worry and dedication and time and patience and sleepless nights that go into raising a child with special needs. But there’s […]
As an occupational therapy assistant (OTA), I find myself doing my best to help parents through tricky times in their lives. You read my blog….I, obviously, don’t have all the answers all the time. But I do find myself giving out these five tidbits over and over again. No, they don’t have to do with […]
It was that terrible hour before bed. The hour where I proclaim all electronics are off limits and my children must use their toys or their imagination or both, oh the horrors. Brian needed a shower and he begrudgingly entered the bathroom, still on the cusp of being angry over the no-electronics lock-down. We’ve been […]
Corbin held the remote out to his brother and as soon as Brian started to reach for it, he yanked it out of reach with a mischievous grin. Brian giggled. He did it again. And then again. Brian was still giggling but I told Corbin to cut it out and give it to his brother. […]
I gave up making New Years Resolutions a few years ago because, well because I never stick to them. But I’m gonna give it another go. I’m not going to say that I’ll stop procrastinating or I’ll be more organized, because after 32 years of living like this, it’s not gonna change…. So this year, […]
See, autism isn’t ever going to go away. Parts get better and easier but it’s not going anywhere. So to have such a big family and support system around us that understands it and respects Brian and loves him no matter what, means the world to me.
Life isn’t always the pretty posed family portrait in front of the red door with a wreath. Sometimes, it’s ugly and not fun. Thankfully those are just moments in the bigger picture of a pretty great life. Just in case, you thought I had it all together and you were wondering why you didn’t- never fear, I don’t. Here’s a glimpse of one of those very real afternoons/evenings where nothing goes right.
Sometimes I pull out every trick I have from all my years of being both a parent and an occupational therapy assistant and nothing works. But then he pulls out some tape and string, and all is right in the world.
Santa came to our latest autism play group! Check out the magic and pictures from our fun-filled night!
Stumped on what to get your little one on the spectrum for Christmas? Look no further! Years of experience as a Mom, first and foremost, and as an occupational therapy assistant has helped me narrow down my top twelve gifts for Christmas this year!