A Unique, Sustainable Father’s Day Gift {and giveaway}

**Disclosure: I received a Jord watch to review and keep. The opinions (and photos) in the post, below, are my own. I struggle every year with what to get my husband for Father’s Day. Usually, I end up having the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

I Gave My Son Regifted Presents for Christmas

Finale is going to be 17 months-old in time for Christmas.  Lately, he’s shown an affinity for cars or anything with wheels, which he calls “beep-beeps”.  Every chance he gets he is knocking at Mysterious’ door chanting “beep-beep, beep-beep” because … Continue reading

The Perfect Christmas Tree is a Shared Tree

This is our Christmas tree. It’s 4 feet tall, pre-lit, and attached to a kitchen chair.  My husband and I are pretty hands off in the decorating process.  All we do is set the tree up and put on the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Christmas Jello Cake

Just like pie is a big part of our family’s Thanksgiving celebration, cake is a big part of our family’s Christmas celebration.  When my son was diagnosed with a wheat allergy a couple of years ago it made me rethink … Continue reading

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.   … Continue reading