Category: parenting

Inspirational Memes Are Trying To Kill Us All

I need to talk about something and I don’t think I am alone here. If I am, this blog is going to look very peculiar to you…so my apologies. So, you know those inspirational memes people share around? You know, the ones with the calming backgrounds and the trendy fonts? They stress. me. the. hell. […]

Now We Know

I promised I would let everyone know once I heard back from pathology regarding the death of my sweet little Jonah.  I finally got the call today and I’m not sure how I feel.  I don’t think any answer would feel right or better than a different answer.  I don’t think one cause of death […]

bad bevahior…it’s my fault

**Lets pretend I named this “Negative Behavior…it’s my fault” just cuz I think that’s better** I think it’s after a blog where I comment on how lovely and behaved my children are where they decide to act out.  It’s usually my fault. Like when my child goes back to neurosensory integration for the first time […]

Pregnancy Worries Answered

So I may be an overly relaxed person with less tendencies to worry than some.  I did go through some worries at the beginning of this pregnancy because I had two miscarriages and I lost a bit of faith in my body.  Those with high risk pregnancies tend to worry a lot but who could […]

Making a Person

There have been many people that have witnessed me saying that there’s no way I would ever ever ever have a baby again.  There’s also been blogs about how I feel like I can’t because Silas took up so much of our lives and that I was scared we would make someone else with autism. […]

5 Tips for a Peaceful Bedtime

People enjoyed my 5 Tips for a Peaceful Morning so much that I decided to write one for bedtime.  Bedtime can often be the most loathed time of the day for children and parents.  Here are 5 easy tips to bring peace back to bed time. Your child getting out of bed constantly?  Invest in […]

5 Tips for a Peaceful Morning

We all know that mornings can be hard. Getting the kids ready for school without any fights is no easy task.  That’s why I’ve come up with 5 tips for a peaceful morning.  These are easy, sure-fire tools to get your kids off to school with no hassle, no whining and no blood.     […]

Best. Compliment. Ever.

“Mommy, when I was just a little seed I made a wish.  I wished that I would have a mommy just like you.” – Silas   That’s what Silas said to me in the health food store yesterday.  If it hadn’t been immediately tainted by the red-headed teller that can’t tell Vitamin C from liquid […]

Feeling Feelings

I’ve cried a lot today. I woke up in a fog of SSRI withdrawal, I had slept in too long and it was time to feed the kids FAST and get out the door for swimming lessons.  I managed to do it, despite the fog and the rush, we got there only 3 minutes late.  […]

To All The New Mothers

Dear new mothers, From the moment you know you’re pregnant, it begins.  You’re part of the new mother’s club. You begin to compare, she’s carrying higher and she’s carrying lower, she’s growing fast and she’s growing slower  You’ll be jealous of people who are farther along then you and feel better than the women behind.  […]

The One That Got Away

For the last year and a bit I’ve had a trusty IUD hanging out in my uteris, stopping any “invaders” from getting at my eggs.  It worked beautifully, as beautifully as I could have hoped.  Birth control, the oral kind, turns me in to a crazy person and all the other options sounded not so […]

Brain Health

If you didn’t see yesterday’s post you probably should.  Because it’s a cute little song that Silas and Brent recorded together and it’ll make you smile.  It’s only a minute long. It’s been a whirlwind of a year for me so far.  Some really crappy things have happened, none that I’m willing to blog about…ya […]

Parenthood: don’t sleep with your autistic nephew’s therapist

Smart title. I don’t know if any of you watch the show Parenthood but I was hooked from the moment I first saw it which was early this fall.  I love how they portray everyone’s family and I can REALLY relate to the Max’s family, the boy with aspergers. Last night’ episode they lost their […]

Update

I’ve been sitting here fiddling around with my blog.  Dusting off the old bloggy shelves so-to-speak.  I was giddy about the prospect of blogging later in the day when I realized I wont have time and I got to blog NOW!!  Woot. Since it has been ages, I thought I should give you a point […]

Tumble Time

Let me begin by saying how glad I am that I started consuming All Bran Buds again.  Remember back in the day when I wrote an ode to All Bran Buds?  Ya I’m feeling the All Bran Bud afterglow right now and it feels gooood. So we went to go tumble about at the gymnastics […]

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