Month: March 2018

What would happen?

Tonight, two days shy of my forty-sixth birthday, I participated in my first ever lockdown drill. Instructors at my school recently participated in ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training, which is described on the website as a more proactive method of dealing with a violent intruder….

The Best Decisions Can Be The Hardest

So Lilly is in 5th grade this year, and around here, a major rite of passage occurs in 5th grade- WES Camp. Environmental sleep away camp for a week with your school. I think it’s a rite of passage everywhere around this age: I…

How Social Stories Have Saved the Day!

Social stories were introduced to us by Lilly’s ABA therapists a couple of years ago, and have proven to be one of the most valuable tools in our arsenal to modify her behaviors. What is a social story? They were created by a woman…

You Can Choose How You Respond.

You can’t choose how people behave towards you, but you can choose how you respond. The article below is a powerful reminder of that. In a nutshell, it states that you can learn from hurtful people how you DON’T want to be. People come…

A Cold Isn’t Just a Cold Around Here.

I write this post as I am sitting ten feet away from my coughing, feverish nine-year-old. Cold and flu season is still in full force, despite today being the first day of Spring. Our youngest son has chronic lung disease. In his seven years,…

And this is why we can’t have nice things

I was cleaning the other day and I noticed something a little…off. Then I realized that one of my little lovelies had themselves some fun with scissors. Of course, everyone is denying it, but I have my suspicions. Granted those blinds are over ten years…

Why I’m Not a Fan of Kids Sports.

Redding.com: Woman Assaults Referee I have never been much of an athlete, or a huge sports fan for that matter. I don’t discourage my kids from playing sports, but I don’t exactly push either. An incident that occurred a few days ago at a local…

A whole new level of sass.

  Taking sass to a whole new level. After repeatedly telling me “no” on a request I’d made of him, he decided to write it down for emphasis. He spent so much of his first few years of life being medically fragile; it’s almost…

Autism is not my friend today.

Truthfully, autism is never my friend, but today was one of those days where I wanted to punch autism in the face. Triggers have always been a part of our autism world. As much as we try to avoid them, they rear their ugly…

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