Tag Archives: reality

Strong Too Long

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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 […]

The Tipping Point

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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 […]

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.

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. […]

Dusting Off My Soap Box

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According to Autism Action Partnership, the cost of therapies and treatments for a child with autism can exceed $40,000 to $60,000 per year. The lifetime cost of raising a child with autism is $3.2 million a year. A big majority of autism treatments are not covered by insurance. Families are caught between a rock and a hard place as they work to provide for their children but without any support or quality child care to help them maintain their full-time jobs.