Grace | Motherhood

Motherhood Is Repetitive, Exhausting And It Matters

“Mommy, that would be so boring,” he said. “What?” I asked, sighing and thinking he was missing the whole point. “Walking around that big wall, for six days with nothing happening.” I looked down at the children’s bible in his sweet but very dirty hands. “Yes, I guess it would be,” I answered, beginning to…

Autism | Family | Just For Fun | Stepfather | Survival Mode

Things We Never Thought We’d Say ‘Thank You’ For

“Thank you so much for being the one that does all the stool samples for these kids. I do not think I could pull that off.” My husband said it so earnestly. He really, really meant it. It was sweet and kind. And I burst out laughing. “We thank each other for some crazy things,”…

Autism | Family | Homeschooling | Marriage | Parenting | Sensory Processing Disorder

Dear Me – Here’s Some Chocolate

I stayed up way too late last night with certain child of mine obsessing about king snakes and crested geckos…again. As he started to tell me all about the law in California that allows Field Herping. “Wait, what is field herping?” I asked, rubbing my temples and trying to focus. “Going into the wild and…

Family | Marriage | Parenting | Stepfather | Uncategorized

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…