Big learning curve here recently, and I can't figure out if I should be frustrated or excited. You know... if I would just open up my mouth and speak, somebody might be able to help. But no. I just assume this is the way life is from now on out and accept that PTSD sucks. … Continue reading PTSD: The Emotional Roller Coaster
Image Source: http://www.runningforautism.com/ The words I've hoped to hear for eight long years, "Your child has autism" have finally been said. All my suspicions confirmed. For many parents, I'm sure they couldn't fathom wanting to find out their child is autistic. But for my husband and I, this diagnosis answers many of our questions and directs … Continue reading Explaining Autism to an Autistic Child
#TRUTH Sometimes, I have no words for myself. I usually try to seem more put together than I am. Today was one of those days where I utterly failed at it. I might want to preface this by owning up to the fact that I might have an eating disorder, and that anorexia makes you straight up … Continue reading Scale Phobia
Soooooo, I came across THIS on Pinterest the other day, and got excited. My girls, Vivian (6) and Cara (3), would absolutely love it. The genius creation came from a blog site called Vibrant & Pure, which I've gone ahead and linked here. This morning, I got the kids in the kitchen for some good … Continue reading Mermaid Toast!
Well, after the emergency trip to Alabama, my mom decided to stay with us for a couple days. A couple days turned into a week, and a week turned into a week-and-a-half. I started getting nervous. She's done this once before and stayed for an entire month! But she packed up today (day 9) and … Continue reading My mom ~ “I think I’ll just move in!”
Let me start by saying that I am a huge, huge, huge advocate for therapy. My mother used to threaten to send us to therapy. I’m not sure why she did this. Therapy was meant for crazy people, for kids who couldn’t control their tempers. It was a punishment. It meant that we were clinically … Continue reading FINDING THE POSITIVE: Utilizing what I’ve learned in therapy to teach my own kids