Blending This Family

Three years ago this week, the boys and I officially moved in with Mick. We were already married – we had been for a couple of months. We intentionally took some time after the wedding for the boys to grow accustomed to having a man in the house, sleeping in the bed with mommy, being…

Our “Special Needs” Marriage – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

“Why is he doing this?” my husband yelled, in evident frustration, after seeing another hole punched into the wall, and scattered remains of the bookcase on the bedroom floor. “I think it might be because he has autism,” I answered sarcastically (because, you know, I’m super gracious like that). This marriage thing…it’s not for the…

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Our Week in Pictures

Happy Friday All. (Completely unrelated – I saw an e-card once that said, “‘TGIF, said no mom ever!’”. It’s kinda true. I mean, if you are home with your little ones all week, Saturday doesn’t always look that much different. Although the hubs being around for back-up is always better here. Maybe I can say…

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When It’s a Tough Week

I was planning to write about meltdowns and sensory issues this morning. Instead, I am living them. It’s been a tough week here. Sourdough and Bacon just got back from a visit with their dad in Seattle. Flying, with all of the airport announcements and crowds and more announcements, then boarding lines and on-plane announcements…

Marriage In The Messy

We were married almost five years ago. In five years, a lot has changed. For instance: The boys and I moved to Southern California from Washington. We “blended our family” – meaning Mick living with a wife and kids for the first time, and the boys/me adjusting to going from a family of 3 to…

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