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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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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Ruff

John’s preschool class has this stuffed puppy named Ruff. Each child takes turns taking him home and having him spend a few nights. He comes along with his journal and we are supposed to put in photos and a diary entry about his time with us. John is absolutely excited and showed me all the […]

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Christmas Concert

John’s preschool class had an adorable Christmas concert today for the parents. So adorable! I was thrilled this year and compared to last year, John has come a long way! He wouldn’t do any of the actions last year, and this year he did it all and sat so well on his own. His aide […]

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