Spring is Taking Over My House

The spring equinox was Sunday, March 20th.  Though I love snow and winter, I am so excited that Spring is here! There are blatant, in-your-face signs of it all through our home.  I am in my element but my poor husband is getting slightly overwhelmed […]

A Day in the Life: January 18, 2015

For the past 4 years my friend Rebekah at hosts my favorite link up all year: A Day in the Life.  The premise is simple, take a photo an hour every day.  By the end of the day you have a photo album that […]

Having Autism is Not a Sign of Stupidity

This post was originally published on March 7, 2011. My son, now in Middle School, is experiencing some of these issues again so I thought it would help him (and myself) to edit and republish it as a reminder of why we are special. My […]

Feeling Optimistic for 2015

I’m a superstitious person.  It drives my husband crazy.  But I feel like there’s a pattern to life and superstitions help me connect with that pattern.  One of my long held beliefs is what you’re doing on New Year’s Eve is a forecast for the […]

5 Tips to Navigate the Holidays on the Autism Spectrum

This post was originally published on December 22, 2011. It’s been my experience over the years that the Holidays can be an exceptionally stressful time for anyone.  But what if you’re on the Autism Spectrum?  There’s more to do, more to think about, more people […]

Top 5 Superficial Things I’m Thankful For in 2014

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition on my blog to share my thankful list. But I like to switch it up a little bit and, instead of sharing my cheezy, warm and fuzzy thankful list, I share a more superficial list.   5. Netflix, Hulu (click the […]

12 Tips to Save Your Sanity During an ER Visit with Your Child

No one likes going to the Emergency Room, least of all if you have to take one of your children.  My family and I are no strangers to visiting the ER with kids.  Having one child with Autism and one with a rare autoimmune disease […]

Why I’m not Shopping on Thanksgiving and You Shouldn’t Either

I started working retail in 1998 at the tender age of 16.  Back in 1998 Black Friday involved opening at 6 AM at the earliest.  Families could enjoy their Thanksgiving together, go to bed early in a Turkey-induced stupor and go to work early the […]

How I Removed Skunk Smell from My Car

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the story of how I hit a skunk and how I couldn’t get rid of the smell inside my car.  I tried several things: I left my car windows open as I drove for several days. I […]

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