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“Is There Anything You Don’t Do?”

He was joking. He was. But I wasn’t in the mood.   I haven’t been in the mood for a while. You see, my poor Theo, who had suffered from a ridiculous five-week stomach ailment, then a week-long bout of tonsillitis, had been an enormous handful since Thanksgiving. Yes, that is correct. He’s been sick … Continue reading

My Daughter Showed Me to Slow Down

Yet another chaotic weekend, one that never, ever seems to last long enough (as confirmed by Miss Olena), gave way to yet another crazy Monday morning. Our mornings are not for the weak… From the moment our feet hit the floor, it’s get ready, get dressed, get the kids up, keep the kids in line, … Continue reading

Weekend Successes

“You Never Know Until you Try.” In our autism household, that’s our motto. And that’s usually followed by a plan b, extra provisions, exit strategies, deep breathing, lots of reassurance, wearing bright colors, pre-dialing others who may assist, LOTS of deep breathing… I kid. Only slightly. We have discovered that Theodore generally likes to venture … Continue reading

Blessings are Everywhere

Sometimes you don’t know it, especially when you’re having a hard time, but someone is always watching out for you… After a particularly rough few days last week, Saturday morning saw¬†Theo away at group respite, and the morning free for me and the girls. It was beautiful and I wanted to walk to Dunn’s Bakery … Continue reading

The Path We Take

CSX Tracks It’s true. I did not plan on having autism in my life. Who does?! … but I sure do like my tour guide especially on days when everything seems to be going his way as it did this past weekend. Theo is a huge fan of warmer temps. He has had a long … Continue reading

Welcome to OLENA Math

Over the summer, Olena made up a game. This game is not based on baseball in any way shape or form. We jokingly called it Olenaball. Yes, there are bases. Yes, there’s a baseball and a bat. That’s about all it has in common with the sport. Lately, Miss Olena has gone on a rant … Continue reading

Open a #Book, Explore the World

So tonight we did something a little off schedule… Instead of trekking my sorry lungs over to the Oneida-Y to work out on the treadmill (hate you treadmill and hate you strep-induced cough-prone lungs – ugh!) we instead took a trip to the library. Just me and the girls. And in the commonality of my … Continue reading

What a Weekend

Yeah, yeah so I slacked off. I have another good reason… Rob and I are taking time for each other. We started adding some in-home date nights after a March vacation made us both realize we needed to do something special for us. We are lucky that we have had a good army of volunteers … Continue reading