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autism Education

Birth to 3 and our IFSP

IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) An IFSP is a plan that guides and supports your efforts to boost your child’s development up to age 3. After the age of 3, this turns into an IEP. (More on IEPs later.) My husband and I met first with our region’s Birth to 3 coordinator. In the very […]

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aging

30 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years

These are in no particular order or sequence. 1. Take care of your skin. First of all, wear sunscreen! I learned this the hard way and have plenty of skin discoloration and issues to show for it. Also, it’s never too early for anti-aging products. I only wish I would have cared more about my […]

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autism

Inchstones

From the time you give birth until your bundle of joy is a big kid, you hear the term “milestones“, those big leaps our little ones take in learning, coordination, language, physical ability, growth, and cognitive ability. We celebrate them as they occur and sometimes even feel a little sad to see our littles growing […]

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autism Mom Life

A Day in the Life

I am not being sarcastic in titling this “A Day in the Life”. This really is THE life. This is the life God knows is perfect for ME. This is MY life. This busy season I am in will not last forever. I sometimes have to remind myself of this…okay, maybe daily, but I really, […]

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Religion

Regardless of How I Feel

His truth stands regardless of how I feel. Emotion – A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationship with others. Created in the image of God, we have the capacity to experience and express many different emotions. I, personally, often struggle with unpredictable and random emotions that are seemingly out […]

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autism

Whelmed…a Bit Overly

I knew going in that this was all a process; but not just a process, but a never-ending process. Never-ending… It all started the day of my son’s 2-Year-Well-Child Exam; questions, lots of questions. Then referrals. Then phone calls. Then more referrals. Then more phone calls. To this day, I am still in this never-ending […]

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Religion

My New Take on Self-Care

I’ve been thinking about how the world views self-care for a while now. The topic was brought up in a Bible study I’m doing, and it really piqued my interest. Have you noticed that almost anywhere you look there are signs, messages, and advertisements telling us to “love ourselves first” and offering to show us […]

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autism Religion

Those Dark & Scary Places

I want to talk about the dark, scary, somber and lonely places our mind can take us. Those places where we isolate ourselves, blame ourselves, blame others, doubt ourselves, doubt others, doubt our worthiness, and even doubt our worthiness in God’s eyes. The places that keep us anxious and frightened. The places that keep us […]

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autism

He’s Just a Boy

Pregnancy My pregnancy with my son was my second pregnancy, and fairly uneventful. No fertility treatments like with the first. The first night my husband and I left our sweet first born overnight, we got pregnant with our second. She was just 6 months old at the time. It was a BIG surprise, but a […]

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Mom Life

Faith Unbroken

Welcome! Welcome to my blog. Why Blog? It’s an outlet for me to share my story, my journey, and my faith as I navigate through this beautifully painful and wonderfully difficult thing we call life. It’s also a way for me to reach out to like-minded individuals. A way for me to raise awareness. A […]