Tag Archives: parenting

Never-Empty Nest

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A few weeks ago my youngest sister moved out of our parent’s home to begin her journey to adulthood and independence. This was the first time in 32 years that she didn’t have children living at home. 32 years. My Mom was officially an empty-nester.

I can only imagine how tricky that transition must be.

Seriously, I really can ONLY imagine. The reality is I will most likely never have an empty nest.

Things I Never Thought Would Come Out Of My Mouth

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Most of the time I don’t even notice when these type of things slip out of my mouth.  It’s our life.  It’s crazy, unexpected, and chaos.  But every once in a while, it will hit me, and I will shake my head as I wonder, “What did I just say?  How did we get to […]

The Protector

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Apparently Corbin was playing outside with his aunt, brother, and cousins yesterday afternoon when a neighborhood child asked, “What is wrong with him?”.

My sister and my niece quickly answered with the correct answer, “Nothing is wrong with him. He just has something called autism.”

The child replied, “What is that? Some kind of stupid disease?”.

Corbin has definitely had children ask him about his brother on many occasions and he usually does a wonderful job using it as a teaching experience. But we all have those days where our limits are already maxed.

Ten Birthday Wishes

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Yesterday was my birthday. It was a wonderful day being thoroughly surprised by my husband, cupcakes at work, and lots of hugs from my amazing boys. There are a few more birthday wishes I wouldn’t  have minded receiving for my birthday though: How about some sleep?  The night before my birthday was another long one with Mr. […]

It’s the Not Knowing That is The Hardest

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It has been an extremely draining couple of days. On the same evening I found out about the passing of an old friend, I found evidence that someone may have harmed my child. I’ve been quiet as we went through the appropriate steps and began the investigation, not wanting to accuse anyone that we love […]

Autism Lives Here: Father’s Day Edition

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Autism Lives Here: A Sunday ritual.

Pictures that give a glimpse into our life with autism. Pictures that may show how distinctly different our lives are from yours because of autism. Or pictures that may show how similar our lives are regardless of autism.