Road Trip Fiesta 🎈

All except for the hot air balloon 🎈” , says the munchkin to me after we had unsuccessfully attempted to see them in Helotes, Texas a few years prior. I mentioned our disappointment to a coworker after not getting to see any balloons go up and her recommendation was to “go see them in New […]

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What’s Luck Got To Do With It?

“What kind of shoes was he wearing?” I stared at her incredulous. My heart was beating frantically in my throat. It’s early afternoon in the fall of 2009* where only moments ago I had been jarred awake by our dog who was frantically barking. The front door of my home is ajar with no munchkin […]

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“100 Sit-Ups!”

“I do 100 sit-ups every night, and I hate every single one of them!” -Temple Grandin PhD 😂 ***(Please consult your doctor before performing any of the diet or exercises in this post). *** Recently, following the advice of Dr. Grandin to “try different things” we started by adding one unprocessed fruit and one unprocessed […]

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Making Paper

“Mom, can we go to the movies today?” my son asks me as we are heading home. “Can we go on Monday?” I ask in response. “Yes!” the munchkin tells me excited he gets to go to the movies. Two years ago the answer would’ve been no and not just because he was easily overstimulated […]

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Ichiban!!!

It starts with one. Just one thing. When the munchkin was young I spent an ample amount of time reading books on autism. At the time the information seemed vague and not applicable to our situation (the munchkin did not have Asperger’s nor was he “high functioning”). There were times I felt like I was […]

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In Sickness and In Health

“Achoo!” I sneeze as phlegm hurls across the front of my pajama top. Great, the more mucus I can get rid of the better I will feel I think to myself. I’ve been sick for most of the week and my only solace has been sleep and Netflix (not in that order). This is when […]

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“Whoops!”

“Whoops! Sorry about that!” “Whoops! Excuse us!” I exclaim to random people throughout the city of New York. The munchkin and I accidentally bumped into so many strangers as there are literally herds of people in constant motion here. The first day we landed, we rode the subway to the World Trade Center Memorial. It […]

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