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Deck the Halls with…?

Every year come holiday time, I find out what will and will not work for decorating, the hard way. Some of you may assume that by now I should have this figured out; Well, I don’t, and here’s why… Seeing the Whole Picture Persons on the autism spectrum tend to see things in parts before […]

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The Fight

“I am f#@*ing exhausted, but I will never stop fighting.”

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Summertime Update

Summer is here. We’ve already used almost an entire bottle of sunscreen. We all have tan lines. That’s how it should be. I am happy to say that our local swimming pool is OPEN, with precautions in place. I know just how lucky we are. Most public pools throughout the country are closed down amid […]

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I Would Drive 1000 Miles, and I Would Drive 1000 More

It’s been a while! Like two and a half months since I’ve even looked at my blog. I have so much I should be doing around the house right now since I am home, but it will be good for me to get everything typed out and give everyone an update on life. I know I don’t see family and friends near as often as I’d like to, and you all show us so much love, you deserve to hear what’s going on, too.

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My Only Child(ren) – Part 1

This blog post started as one thing and kind of morphed into another. Therefore, I will make this part 1 of more posts to shared at a later date. Background History My husband and I experienced fertility problems, and tried for a very long time to conceive our first child. With the help of a […]

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Big Boy Bed

Well, I have another milestone to share. While it may seem mundane, a post about a kid transitioning from a crib to a bed, you have to understand that for our family THIS. IS. HUGE. My son, Augustus (Gus), is 3-years-old with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing disorder (SPD). He is […]

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Separation Anxiety

Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are common during a child’s earliest years. Around the first birthday, many kids develop separation anxiety, getting upset when a parent tries to leave them with someone else. Though separation anxiety is a perfectly normal part of childhood development, it can be unsettling. https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sep-anxiety.html Separation anxiety rears its head most often at […]

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Sensory Storms

When the Clouds Get Heavy My son (diagnosed with ASD/SPD) had quite an “episode” in church today. No, this isn’t the first time this has happened or the first public place this has happened, but today it was just harder. Today was harder because it’s been an emotionally draining month thus far, especially this last […]

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Welcome to the Jungle

It’s been a while! My last post was more on the informative side of things. Therefore, I think it’s time for a more personal update. On that note, Augustus is absolutely THRIVING right now. It’s more than amazing. He is doing things we didn’t know if he’d ever do. One of his therapists even commented […]

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ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis What is it? A therapy with a scientific approach to understanding and improving or changing behaviors. AKA Change the environment to change the behavior. Wait… What is behavior? Seems simple enough, but before I go on, let me first express that often the word behavior is associated with “bad behavior”, but there […]