Heart Song – a poem

If only I could read your mind. Not as an invasion of privacy, but to ease the pain of not being able to speak even the simplest of your desires. Without words you become aggravated, helpless, scratching at my arms, pulling on my clothing, saying over and over again “mom, mom,mom” I kneel and look […]

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light at the end of the tunnel

The past 2 years have been really challenging since my children were diagnosed with Autism. There have been moments of darkness, fear, anger, bitterness, hopelessness, and pure exhaustion both mentally and physically. Those feelings and moments come and go, and then I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I […]

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welcome to holland

I came across this poem and wanted to share. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…… When you’re going to have a […]

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teepee

What to do when it’s all wet outside and all the girls want to do is eat leaves? set up a teepee! I bought these scarves for S+J hoping it would soak up some of the drool. They are in this stage right now…well actually have been for a long time…where they chew on absolutely […]

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easter eggs!

While Sophia + Jule napped John and I got some easter eggs painted. I love Easter! I’m making a fun sensory easter activity for Sophia & Jule so we can get nice a messy!

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happy 1st birthday maggie!

Happy 1st Birthday to the most amazingly affectionate and loving dog! You have been a blessing to our family and I thank you so much for all the times you kiss john’s face and cleaned off his tears when he is sad or hurt, all of the times you lay close by Sophia + Jule […]

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S + J’s 3rd Birthday!!

Each and every birthday I’m reminded at how fast time is going by and it seems each year is going by faster than the last. Slow down! Sophia + Jule turned 3 years old. We had a party! 🙂 I hope they knew the day was a celebration for them. They really loved the balloons […]

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Autism + Genetics

There is always a lot of talk about genetics and autism. “What causes autism?”, the big question on a lot of people’s minds. They are doing a lot of research to figure out what causes autism and what the genetic make up looks like. Sophia + Jule’s pediatrician referred them to the genetics lab at […]

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