Enough

When it comes to Autism and Greyson and Parker- I never feel guilty that I caused it… I have a peace of mind that this is exactly the story I am supposed to live. And let’s say one day Scientists discover the missing link of what causes Autism and it turns out it was something I Read more…

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Oink

whit waaaayyyy Sometimes when I go running with Greyson I give him choices because it makes him happy…and it also illustrates the beautiful cause and effect of using language… Grey- which way should I go? That way- or that way? I ask, pointing to the left and right… And then as soon as he answers- whit Read more…

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Man in the Mirror

My Dad taught me that you can scare the crap out of someone without raising your voice. It involves unwavering eye contact, long pauses and deep breaths. He taught me that money does not define you- whether you have it or not. He taught me that a 1985 Sky Blue Buick La Sabre (my 2nd car Read more…

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Be Like Tree

Many days are hard. I’m counting down the minutes until bed time. I feel like I’m tired and I’m just doing it all wrong because it should be so easy…but it’s so…not…. Not because of Autism- heck no- just because I’m a Mom. I don’t soak up the details- I’m not in Mothering bliss…I make it Read more…

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Keep Jumping

I feel a faint cloud over Holidays… Not a downpour…but gray skies for sure. I think each year will get easier. The sad lingers less each time… I’m working at no expectations but it’s going to take some practice… I kind of suck at it right now. Easter ended at 10am at our house. I was Read more…

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Gluten-Free Kid Birthday Party . . . ‘ish

First of all, Happy Birthday Judah!! My little dude turned four today, and I’m trying to make it not totally awful. You see, we were supposed to be at Disney & California Adventure right about now going crazy at Cars Land, instead he’s trying not to throw up his gluten-free birthday cupcake. Although, considering this was Read more…

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365

One year ago… One year ago today Greyson was diagnosed with Autism… And in that year, I’ve come to realize that my second son Parker…also has Autism.  (Insert your own preferred curse word here). What an outrageous, remarkable, painful, eye opening- and most of all beautifulyear. Thank you God for the past year…For the love hidden in Read more…

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Never Give Up

I was so excited all day… Almost giddy really…No expectations– I’d whisper just to be safe. This was gonna be good- and I just knew it. He was gonna surprise me. He always does. We were taking the boys to see Yo Gabba Gabba -Live, Greyson’s favorite TV show since he could watch TV- and Parker’s Read more…

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Chasing Happy

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during the past excruitiatingly beautiful year of Mom’ing- it’s that happiness must be created from scratch daily. You must be willing to constantly tweak your recipe… share the ingrediants that work for you and when you can- make enough for others to share… You can only stock up on Read more…

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The Time Is Now

It’s never too late to… Take more pictures Say I love you or I’m really sorry Get some balls Fall in love Start working out Have a good childhood…now Take a risk Be a good Friend Change your routine _______________________ Google tells me what key words helped people find my blog… When I see someone Read more…

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Normal Kind of Crazy

If I let myself off the hook from writing more often- then I would let myself off the hook from looking for inspiration…  I need to find some sort of morsel of inspiration in order to write… And if I didn’t write very often, I might not look for inspiration as much. That’s not OK with me. Like Read more…

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