Progress is never linear and it is often never in a single direction. I've never been more aware of this as I have become, walking the path of a special needs parent. I came into this process thinking that once we received diagnoses, we would formulate a plan, work the plan, and move steadily forward. … Continue reading Progress is Not a Steady Forward March
To say that the coming school year is going to be stressful would be the world’s biggest understatement. I’ve been watching so many friends go through the stress of trying to decide what the best choice is for their kids…and no decision feels like it’s 100% right. I have some friends sending their kids into … Continue reading To the New Pandemic Homeschool Moms
This rich, creamy casserole has all of the comfort of a casserole and bowl of alfredo with none of the guilt! Almost everyone in my family enjoyed it (and the one who didn't is our picky eater and was put off by the broccoli...but he still ate a small serving). I adapted my recipe below … Continue reading Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Casserole
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?
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
This week was honestly just a little bit hectic. My anxiety was messing with my sleep schedule, resulting in me feeling sluggish and having several awful headaches bordering on migraines. With that being said, I only cooked 4 out of the 7 nights this week. The other 3 nights we had leftovers from last week … Continue reading Mealtime Mondays – January 13, 2020 – January 19, 2020
You are welcome here. You’ve got a new baby who won’t sleep and the bags under your eyes could hold enough luggage for a two week vacation? You are welcome here. Your kids are getting older now and you actually sleep an acceptable number of hours again? You’re welcome here…just don’t flaunt it! LOL