To start off your February here are a few recipes that our family enjoys. For a full post you can go to Military Moms Blog and read my Friday Favorites that will be published on February 7, 2020. Santa Fe Soup 2 lbs ground chuck 1 large onion, chopped 2 packages (1oz size) Ranch Dressing… Continue reading Favorite Recipes
#SelfCare it's the hastag of the moment. I see it daily on my Facebook feed that everyone needs to make time for self care. Friends use it for a variety of reasons because for each person it's different. It's everything from daily soaking in a favorite bath bomb, losing 82 lbs from a lifestyle change… Continue reading #SelfWorth
The Great Big World
This is our family. There are a lot of things we don’t do because it is just too hard on the boys and no fun for us to go through the work of getting us there for them not to enjoy. In some cases the sensory overload of the event is terrifying for them. Big… Continue reading The Great Big World
Trouble...it just follows our family. Truthfully it follows me. To the kitchen, the laundry room, the bathroom, the garage, outside, the store when I thought I was escaping childless to Target for “me time”, to our bedroom without knocking first and entering when I’m trying to change clothes, or crawls into bed with me and… Continue reading Road Trip
Out and About
So....right now I’m proud of us as a family. With Charlie’s wild shenanigans we were sitting in a RESTAURANT, of all places to find us, when we realized the last time we all sat together to eat in a restaurant was over a year ago when Mimi and Uncle Brown came for spring break. Cracker… Continue reading Out and About
Do Not Assume
WARNING!!!!! Do not assume that your child is safe, that it would never happen, that your precautions were enough. They are not safe, it can happen, and there is ALWAYS a flaw in the precautions. Toddlers, autistic or not, are fearless and scary little people. Charlie is a climber. I am a paranoid Mama who… Continue reading Do Not Assume
I Catch Myself
It’s a Monday so Cameron and Charlie both had therapy this morning and then I had to scoot across town to get Charlie to preschool. Since he’s only there two hours a day for the rest of this school year I don’t always go back home, it seems like a waste of time. I had… Continue reading I Catch Myself
My body is tired and my mind is on overdrive. It has been for a few weeks now. We have two sick kiddos and one of them decided to “share” with Mommy the stomach bug he had earlier this week. It hit me while in public and it wasn’t pretty. This week has been rough… Continue reading So Tired
WHAT DOES AUTISM LOOK LIKE?
On Monday, April 2nd, Charlie started preschool and for some reason I don’t remember why but I had randomly thrown some packages of Cheezits in the center console of the van. When Charlie got in the car after school he saw me pull a bag out and give them to him. The next day when… Continue reading WHAT DOES AUTISM LOOK LIKE?
I Was That Person
I was the single person who looked down at parents who couldn’t “control” their kids in public. “My child will never act like that.” “That is what is wrong with the world. Parents don’t teach their kids respect and that they can’t always get what they want.” “They need to discipline their kid.” Yes, I… Continue reading I Was That Person