The Boogie Men

BoogieMen

I am pretty sure I have already mentioned how hard it is for someone like me to raise someone like J.R.  I think I am easy to please (my husband’s wallet may strongly object to that statement) and it doesn’t take much to turn me on.  Really!   Just noticing double Box Tops for Education rewards […]

STOP TO LOVE

StopToLove

Anyone who knows me knows that I go at one speed- nonstop.  I get that most moms rarely sit down, but my mind wouldn’t let my body relax even if it wanted to. There’s just so much to do, and so much to think about in the moments between. There’s the carpooling, the shopping, the cleaning, the […]

Wrestling with Typical

WrestlingwithTypical

Let me tell you a little bit about my typical three and a half year old, Jackson.  What a nut. When I picked him up from school yesterday I asked him what he ate for lunch and his response was “fart pizza.”  He was so impressed with his own joke that he laughed hysterically for […]

The Ghost of Christmas Present(s)

GhostsofChristmas

It’s so hard for me to get geeked up about the holidays- this coming from a person who nearly pees her pants at the sight of a new US Weekly.  I get excited about nearly EVERYTHING.  Grocery store BOGOs, the sound of the mail truck, and the anticipation of learning which home will be chosen at the […]

A Wishbone, A Backbone, & A Funnybone

AWishbone

Over the holiday weekend (which I was SURE I would not survive), we received an invite from our good friends the Popritkins for a Thanksgiving leftovers luncheon.  Clever idea, huh?  I hope to make it a tradition, as long as it’s mostly their leftovers of course. I can’t cook to save my life. Being with […]

Thanks, But No Thanks

ThanksbutNo

Raising a child with autism is like being shoved on to a roller coaster when you are afraid of heights. FYI, I am PETRIFIED of heights. Raising a child with autism is also a never-ending mind screw.  Just when you think you know what you’re doing, you’re proven dead wrong.  Ask me how many times […]

Picture Imperfect

PictureImperfect

Trying to be on the ball for once this year, I scheduled a holiday photo session for this past Saturday.  Like most South Floridians who live in total denial that the weather will dip below 85, I waited until Friday morning to come to terms with these facts:  (1) Saturday morning would be freezing cold […]

Not Your Average, Average Kid

NotYourAverage

Yesterday we received J.R.’s report card.  Basically he earned all C’s (well except that “A” in P.E., duh!).  Average.  Okay give me a minute to breathe that in.  Average. J.R., unlike an average, average six-year old child, has been graded from a very early age.  When we wondered why he couldn’t put two syllables together at […]