Episode 6: “Vacations”

18. May 2016 podcasts 0
Episode 6:  “Vacations”
Tha Bacons talk about their trials and tribulations taking on the epic challenges of a Special Needs family vacation.  Tips, advice, sharks… what more could you ask for in a podcast episode? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:28 — 55.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

Episode 5: “Special Wants”

13. May 2016 podcasts 0
Episode 5:  “Special Wants”
The Bacons describe their fun new project:  a Facebook Group called “Special Wants“.  They explain the back story behind its creation and the remarkable connections being made across the world by parents searching for that rare, special, or discontinued toy their child is wishing for. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:41 — ...

Episode 4: “A Grandma’s Perspective”

10. May 2016 podcasts 0
Episode 4:  “A Grandma’s Perspective”
Featuring “Grandma Bacon”! Mr. and Mrs. Bacon take a road trip with “Grandma Bacon” and discuss raising a child with Autism from a grandparent’s’ perspective.  Grandma Bacon shares the story of the time she lost Eric. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:35 — 37.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

My Guide

My Guide
I said recently that I was sent off on this road trip without a map to follow. I was wrong. I had the perfect map: it was with me all along and drawn by the most loving and selfless person I have ever known. All I had to do was follow her example: give myself ...

Episode 3: “My Road Trip”

06. May 2016 podcasts 1
Episode 3:  “My Road Trip”
In this Episode, Mr. Bacon speaks directly to his son and tries to explain his thoughts and feelings about this journey. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:00 — 15.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

Episode 2: “Keeping Our Marriage Strong”

05. May 2016 podcasts 0
Episode 2:  “Keeping Our Marriage Strong”
In this episode, the Bacons discuss their marriage and how they have managed to keep it strong over the years.  There is quite a bit of giggling… which may just be the secret.   Enjoy. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:26 — 19.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

Episode 1: “The Early Years”

04. May 2016 podcasts 17
Episode 1:  “The Early Years”
Take a car trip with Mr. and Mrs. Bacon as they discuss the early years, before and after Eric’s diagnosis: The signs, the instincts, the frustrations… and Mr. Bacon being a complete a$#. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:06 — 61.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

Episode 000: “An Introduction”

04. May 2016 podcasts 2
Episode 000: “An Introduction”
  Attention Bacon Bits!  We are so excited to announce the launch of our PODCAST! Here is Episode 0:  “An Introduction”.  In this episode, Mr. Bacon introduces himself and draws the roadmap for this new podcast adventure.  Be sure to subscribe and leave a review with your feedback or suggestions. Coming soon (like, really soon): ...

Called Out by my 14 year old

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. Dance in the rain…. you get the idea.  But recently, my daughter pointed out how I had been focusing on the negative.   If you missed it, “Sister Bacon” (aka Anna) did a “facebook live” interview ...

Enough

Enough
I can’t take away her fears. But I can hold her, listen, and make her trust in her soul that she’ll never face them alone. I can’t melt away his anxiety. But I can support, comfort him, and be his rock. I can’t answer all of her tough questions. But I can listen and offer ...