I DO NOT have it all together. I really, really do not. And I do not want to hear, “Yes, you do Heather!” I want people to know this. Today I ran into an old client who was struggling with her choice to be home to take care of her loved one with autism. And she […]
We had a whole slew of errands to get through this morning and it’s not always easy to make a lot of stops with Brian in tow as transitions are very tricky for him. He started fussing after the third stop so like any great Mom, I bribed him and his brother with some fast food […]
Last night, Brian had a Code Red meltdown in the middle of the middle school lobby. Lots of people saw it. They probably saw a Mom looking incredibly cool under a ton of pressure. A mom that stayed quiet and calm and who helped him work through it. And after I got asked the inevitable, […]
Last night, on my facebook page I shared an image that read: “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” How many times have you been told that, in some form or another, as a special needs parents? Probably countless of times. It sounds so good and so true but I […]
Autism has kicked my butt these past two weeks. You know it’s not even just autism. It was having to work with my other son’s IEP team to make sure they’re really doing what they said they were doing. Working with the school secretary to find the answer to bus questions. Making sure the play […]
Sometimes, when Brian and I are lying together in the quiet minutes before bed or just after waking up in the morning, I start talking. It just rolls off of my tongue and I let my whole heart out. Tonight, after hearing about another hard day at school and seeing bruises on his forehead and […]
As Brian begins to enter the world of puberty we struggle with hormones and emotions and how to explain abstract concepts to a little boy who in some ways is no further along developmentally than a preschooler. In the mornings we’ve added in the step of using deodorant to help him not be the stinky […]
Two days ago I left you with all the wonderful things I was looking forward to with the impending blizzard. It was going to be a picturesque day spent with those I love the most. As usual, reality didn’t quite match up with the imagery I had summoned. Now that we have survived Snow Day […]
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.
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. […]