Filed under Raising Triplets

HolyCats! How’d that get away from me?

It’s true. It happens. LIFE with triplets can overwhelm and consume you. But, it’s all good. Truly. So, without any delay, here’s what up with the MLITHH (wow, that’s an awful acronym). Yes, my last post was in July. I had to abandon ship, if you will, because at the time I was searching for … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day — the Sweetest Day

I was signed up for Olena’s Valentine’s Day party. On top of keeping Theo in check this winter, and dealing with Gretchen who seems to just want to fight, I almost forgot about it when my lovey girl reminded me. “Mom, you signed up for Valentine’s Day,” she said. (Actually, dad signed me up for … Continue reading

My Daughter is Playing #Ftball

Gretchen. My little Gretchen. My little fighter. Theo’s biggest advocate. It’s been a tough winter on her brother and, as a result, Miss Gretchen is feeling the pinch. At least that’s what I think is going on. That, plus, Miss Olena acted this same way last year. Now, it’s Gretchen’s turn, to TAKE IT ALL … Continue reading

Autism Blogging: Am I Doing OK?

Recently a very popular autism blog writer — Autism Daddy — revealed his true identity. It broke the interwebs! AD was one of the first blogs I read that seemed to paint a similar picture to what we have with our Theodore. But in the ongoing coverage in his coming out there was backlash in … Continue reading

You, School, NOW! (OK, Tomorrow)

That’s right. Little Gretchen. You are going to school tomorrow. I write this quick knowing I need to get to bed very soon (thanks time change for stealing my thunder). Gretchen is overcoming a bout of strep. She hasn’t had strep in a while but it knocked her flat. First, we couldn’t figure out what … Continue reading

Forgive me if I am Repeating Myself

I posted the following on my personal Facebook page today (so some of you may have already seen it). I thought I would share it here with you. A few weeks ago I decided NOT to speak my mind. But I saw this post and just had to share it … How do I really … Continue reading

Welcome to our Table

So it was another rough weekend in the Conrad household. Friday we attempted another family visit to Wegman’s DeWitt. We left the house later, and stayed at the store later. We also had to sit inside…which, for Theo, is a sensory nightmare. While Theo held it together as long as he could, the inevitable meltdown(s) ensued…complete … Continue reading

Paying it Forward

Raising triplets is hard, sure…but one of the nice things we get to do for others is donating our well-loved and gently-used clothing to those who need it most. Some of the outfits we have passed along to family and friends… but today we donated five boxes of girls and boys toddler clothing along with 2 … Continue reading

#Autumn Advantage

So after last nights all-out-shouting-and-no-soccer war, I very tenderly and gently suggested to take the girls out to the track tonight to burn off some energy. I figure that part of the reason why Gretchen is having these meltdowns is — and I’m assuming here — that Theo is taking up a lot of time … Continue reading