Autism | Chronic Illness | Church | Grace | Grief | Lupus | Marriage | Parenting | Sensory Processing Disorder | Stepfather

Looking Back on 2015

It is so hard to believe that another year has passed. It’s been a doozy for our family. 2015 brought us five hospital visits, and two additional diagnoses. It brought new pets and aquariums (I really, really don’t want to actually figure out how many. It’s best if I stay in denial). It brought progress…

Autism | Grief | Lupus

Mixed Blessings

He laughed, and his eyes twinkled. I felt a mix of happiness and ache – How long as it been since I have seen my son’s eyes light up like that? Watching my son, interacting with his friends, truly enjoying their company, tolerating the noise –  such a blessing. I was overjoyed. And, I was…

Autism | Brothers | Family | Homemaking | Homeschooling | Lupus | Parenting | Survival Mode

My Love-Hate Relationship With Screen Time

This week is “Screen-Free” week. Or around here, “Feel Like A Bad Mom” week. When I think about the amount of time my children spend on screens, my head hurts. The guilt. The assurance that I am absolutely doing the wrong thing. The feeling that good mommas would never… The truth is, I sometimes hate…