This is one of our favorite veggie sides to add to just about any meal. You can make it with a broccoli/cauliflower medley, or either of them solo. I also use this in place of noodles for a low carb alfredo casserole. Ingredients: 2 12 oz. Bags of broccoli/cauli florets (fresh not frozen....frozen will created … Continue reading Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
"He's going to have autism forever and every day?" That's the question that my youngest son innocently asked me this 4th of July. We talk about autism openly in our home since his brother's diagnosis, but his 5 year old mind hadn't quite grasped this part I guess. He looked on concerned as his big … Continue reading He’s Going to Have Autism Forever?
Today, I'm worn out. I'm broken down and exhausted. I'm emptied of every ounce of patience and upbeat energy. My eyes don't have any tears left to empty. I've tried every strategy in my toolbelt and it all seems to come up short lately. I've been calm and accommodating. I've lost my cool and yelled. … Continue reading Being His Mom Will Always Be Worth It
If you're looking for a light dessert for the summer months as the weather heats up, I've got the perfect recipe for you! Growing up, my mom always made several strawberry shortcakes during the summer. Whether you eat it like I do, plain with just strawberries on top, like mom, in a bowl of milk, or get a little fancy by adding some whipped cream, you really can't go wrong with this dessert!
I am all about coffee, especially sweet "fancy" coffees. Since we've all been staying home and until recently, our Starbucks locations near us were closed, I've been missing my fancy coffee treats. I'm sure you've been seeing the dalgona coffee craze all over your social media feeds lately, because I definitely have. I was a … Continue reading Sugar Free Dalgona Coffee
How do I say thank you to someone who doesn't realize just how incredible they are for what they do on a daily basis? Today is military spouse appreciation day. I've lived nearly 9 years surrounded by some of the strongest people I know...but for them, I know there really was no second thought given … Continue reading A Tribute to Those Anchoring the Home
Throw it away. That’s right. Throw that pretty, color coordinated daily schedule away. It’s going to make you feel mom guilt when it goes up in flames. It’s going to create unneeded tension between you and your kids. Just throw. It. Away. I get that there are some people who genuinely do thrive off … Continue reading Daily Schedule Tips During Coronavirus Quarantine From a Homeschool Mom
I wrote this after our family went to a large event recently. These scenarios are often overwhelming for our oldest who has autism. He's come so far in how he deals with these overstimulating environments, though he's not always able to remain this calm. In this particular moment, he only needed to sit in the … Continue reading The Rain Was Meant For Play
Today I couldn’t hold back the flood of tears when what started as watching tv on the sofa turned into a heartbreaking exchange. I was watching the show, Parenthood, and in this particular episode, Max (a child with Asperger’s) was being picked on for stimming behavior (tapping of feet, flapping of hands, etc). My kid … Continue reading My Kid is the “Different” Kid
This week we had 2 leftover nights and 5 nights that I cooked a new meal. I also spent part of yesterday making a loaf of banana bread and banana bread muffins, because all of the bananas decided to go over ripe while we were sleeping Saturday night. Bananas and avocados man…they enjoy torturing me! … Continue reading Mealtime Mondays – January 20, 2020 – January 26, 2020