special needs parenting

Yep, that’s my screaming kid. (or, Autism for the rest of us)

  Something sad happened to us this week. Maybe not sad, per se, but something disappointing and discouraging. For those of you new to our program here, Celia is my 10-year old daughter who happens to be on the autism spectrum. And this week, Celia was on an adventure with my mother-in-law, and on that… Continue reading Yep, that’s my screaming kid. (or, Autism for the rest of us)

failure · family · homeschool · kids · life · parenting · planning · school · special needs parenting

Homeschool: The First Year

I realize that posting about homeschooling puts me at risk of being labeled a sanctimommy. Lord knows I’ve seen enough passive-aggressive Facebook mockery of organic eating, homeschooling, and home birthing to last me the rest of forever. But, since I’m not too terribly bothered by anyone else sharing their particular passions, I will happily post this hopefully non-judgy, yet… Continue reading Homeschool: The First Year

parenting · special needs parenting

How to tell your kid that my kid has autism

I’m going to take a quick detour from my fun travel post to share something a sweet friend requested. One of my girlfriends, who has a child close in age to Cora (my 6 year old), has a cousin with autism. And as they get ready to host him for a visit, my sweet friend… Continue reading How to tell your kid that my kid has autism

depression · failure · faith · marriage · mental health · Mom time · parenting · special needs parenting

Confessions of a Supermom

You guys blew me away with your commentary on my recent post. Not here, on this site, but in personal, one-on-one messages. What started as me leveraging a creative outlet to vent some major stress, turned into an incredible, communal experience of suffering and healing. And it was just within a few short days! Your words,… Continue reading Confessions of a Supermom

depression · dessert · mental health · Mom time · parenting · special needs parenting

Digging out of a rut

Well friends, before I get started, a quick update. First, HUGE thanks to those of you who sent up prayers and sweet thoughts and hugs our way with regards to our wee one. My intention in my last post was to point out the hope that comes with our sadness, and so many of you… Continue reading Digging out of a rut

faith · parenting · special needs parenting

Waiting for Sunday

I want very badly to write something clever and creative here, like notes on a cute, crafty project, or something deliciously foodie, but friends, I am completely without creative energy. I am exhausted. My heart is aching. As we eagerly await a final diagnosis on our littlest boy, I sit with so much frustration and… Continue reading Waiting for Sunday