What if I was in a car accident?
Today while driving Eric to an appointment, a car in the next lane swerved and came very close to hittingRead more.
Dental Work — A Tale of Two Children; One with Autism/Special Needs
This is a step-by-step summary showing how different dentist visits can be –depending upon which child we are talking about.Read more.
To My (Almost) Teenager: A Quick Pit Stop
Hey Buddy, So, we’re coming up on your 13th birthday. Do you believe it? You’re going to be a teenager.Read more.
I cried when you were diagnosed I cried because I thought I did something to cause it I cried becauseRead more.
Walk with me, son. This trail is so beautiful. There is so much I want to show you; so muchRead more.
Now We’ve Met. I Really Don’t Like You
It’s not that I ever dismissed him. In my line of work you often see people at their lowest. I’veRead more.
Sandwiches and Success
While recently on vacation, Eric was bursting with excitement about going to Disney. But in order to get to theRead more.
Motherhood: A confessional
When I was little I dreamed of getting married, raising 3 kids and having tons of hustle and bustle atRead more.
Toys that Started it All!
As I step on toys throughout the house today, I was reminded of this picture. This is a picture ofRead more.
A few years ago, Eric had a bad experience on the bus. The driver was not very “autism friendly” –Read more.
Planned a vacation day today to go to the beach with my daughter. We usually go on her birthday everyRead more.
“Sleep” (a little bit of fiction about a struggling dad)
The light rippled and waved. It danced: Blue, then white, then blue again. The pattern, the movement: it feltRead more.
He Remembered: A Beautiful Disney Gesture
He remembered. He was there in 2011 (he was 7). We had breakfast with the Whinnie the Pooh characters atRead more.
He felt the tickle on the back of his neck; that familiar tickle that made him aware he was dreaming.Read more.
7 Things First Responders Want People With Autism to Know: A Response to Autism Speaks
Today, on their blog, Autism Speaks posted this open article to First Responders: 7 Things People With Autism Want FirstRead more.
Did you know that peacocks don’t grow their feathers until about the age of 3? I found this fact interesting.Read more.
“12 Things My Son Has Taught Me”
1) Things I thought were important before I had him — really aren’t. 2) After even the hardest day,Read more.
In This House…
In this house: -Pants are optional. -We praise and reward poop. -Our air freshener of choice is bacon. -Furniture isRead more.
A Third Ticket
A couple of weeks ago, a new friend asked me how I deal with the uncertainty over what our futureRead more.
I Still Want More
“I still want more…” After receiving Eric’s autism diagnosis, I always wished I had a crystal ball to help meRead more.
I said recently that I was sent off on this road trip without a map to follow. I was wrong.Read more.
Called Out by my 14 year old
So… I like to think I’m a very optimistic person. Look for the silver lining. Make lemonade out of lemons.Read more.
I can’t take away her fears. But I can hold her, listen, and make her trust in her soul thatRead more.
When ya gotta go!
I took Eric to one of his favorite places today that’s about an hour away. About 10 minutes after IRead more.
Never Miss a Moment
Recently I took Eric to a local indoor water park for a few hours. He loved it. I had aRead more.
It’s All About the Experience
It’s all about the experience. Eric has a few borderline obsessive compulsions. He loves to go to Target, Walmart, orRead more.
Last month Mr. Bacon and I were blessed to be able to go away on vacation without the kids. (ThankRead more.
Yes, you should be expected to put the needs of your children first. Yes, you should be expected to sacrificeRead more.
A Love Story – Breakthrough!
I’ll admit I’ve always hoped that Eric would “blend in” to the crowd; conform to publicly acceptable behaviors. It’s takenRead more.