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Daylight Savings Time is…

Yes, #DST hit the Triplet household hard. Two things: Oh Gretchen woke up SWINGING Sunday morning. Yes, she stayed up late (two nights in a row actually) and MAN was she having NOTHING Sunday morning. Picking fight, after fight. Thank goodness the weather was pleasant and she got outside… And, the DAY after… Theodore, my … Continue reading

It’s Hard to be a Sibling

Sometimes it’s hard to be a kid. Sometimes it’s very hard to be a sibling. Being a sibling to someone with special needs? Very difficult. Sometimes the ones you least expect to feel bad do. Sometimes your child surprises you. Last week, while the girls were taking there Kids on Camera class at the Oneida … Continue reading

OH, WHO invited You?! GO AWAY!

It’s picture sharing time. I shared my gorgeous triplets’ third grade photos today on social media because, duh, that’s what moms do. In case you missed it, here it is again: Gretchen, Theo (The Boss) and Olena. These kiddos are all unique and all have had their share of struggles. I would move mountains for … Continue reading

Then, there was this video

Theo’s been having a rough few days. He managed to shake the strep he got…but its in between weather seasons here in CNY and although today and yesterday were perfect spring days…some times it looks lovely out, but it’s not. Or it’s windy. Or it’s rainy. Or the wind is going one way only. Or, … Continue reading

#Bullying We Need Understanding

My dad was my superhero for a variety of reasons. Among them, and one of my greatest memories of him, was when he stood up for a developmentally disabled girl in front of a dairy in Utica. The girl was being bullied by three, maybe four, other teenagers or kids…I was about 5 when I … Continue reading

Theo’s Autism Alphabet

Or, if I was Olena, it would be Alfabet… The web loves lists. So, here is Theo’s Autism ABCs A is for Apple, our go-to toy when all else fails. (Of course it’s off limits now…) B is for Bananas, our fruit of choice. It’s the basis for many of his tasty smoothies. C is … Continue reading

Bright Spot Within the Chaos

Chaos. Not sure how else to describe it. It’s probably not even the correct word. But when your kid with autism is stuck home on a chilly day over the weekend, chaos ensues. Not necessarily bad or good… but it is trying. At one point yesterday morning Theodore decided the best thing for him to … Continue reading

Summer Is Busy — Please Slow Down

Seems just like yesterday we were getting ready for International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend, the Nate Race, and the end of the school year. Since then we’ve vacationed! (OFFICIAL) We spent 6 hours at an amusement park! As a FAMILY!!! We visited dear cousins in Allentown PA who we don’t hardly see enough of… … Continue reading