Sooooo ready for summer…

Our whole house--seriously, summer can't come soon enough!! My son is ready for school to be over & getting him up in the mornings is getting to be more of a chore. My daughter is eagerly waiting for the beach. I'm just ready for a break from the daily grind. We planted our flowers weeks … Continue reading Sooooo ready for summer…

Mother/Son Night…

So, Dex & I went to our first Mother/Son night tonight through his school. My goodness, it was crazy!! I seriously felt like we were at a rave for kids. There was laser robot dancers, a crazy strobe light dance floor with a dj...laser tag, a Mario Party truck, trucks & k9 dog attacks. All … Continue reading Mother/Son Night…

New Year, New Plans…

It's been months & months since I last posted anything. Lots has been going on! We're 3 months in to my son's ABA therapy. It's been a big adjustment. And every time we feel we've gotten used to it, one of the PARAs quit, so then we have to start all over again with a … Continue reading New Year, New Plans…

A big problem with healthcare in this country…

Isn't it crazy that life would be so much easier if my husband & I divorced? Hear me out--we are considered to have excellent healthcare, so everyone keeps telling us. But in order for us to continue having excellent healthcare, my husband has to pay about $1800 a month through his employer. That's $1800 a … Continue reading A big problem with healthcare in this country…

So far…

So, after all that worrying I did about my son, Dex, starting school...he's been doing amazingly well. It's hard to get him to eat and get dressed in a timely manner, but other than that, it's been great. It's been 2 weeks, and as crazy as it sounds, he's been even better at home. I … Continue reading So far…

Letting our kids grow up…

My son started kindergarten today. I'm both happy for him and heartbroken, scared, etc. My husband & I met with his teacher, the school psychologist & principal yesterday to go over what the plan is for him and the evaluation for an IEP. He's in a great school & they all seemed like they know … Continue reading Letting our kids grow up…

Socializing as a kid, adult…

Our son starts kindergarten in just a week... I'm super excited for him, but a complete emotional mess. Any time I start to think about it, I get all teary-eyed. I'm not ready for him to be gone everyday. Everyday for the next 12-13 years. Then gone even more after that. Why do we make … Continue reading Socializing as a kid, adult…

It’s been a while…

There has been a lot going on lately. My grandpa, who's 98 & I've seen at least once a week my entire life, had a stroke almost 2 weeks ago. It happened after him & I got back to his place from running errands. I, thankfully, was there with him & called 911 in time, … Continue reading It’s been a while…

Family trips & tantrums…

We took the kids to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek Michigan this weekend. Now, we have been to A LOT of zoos--before the kids came along, my husband & I would take trips all over to visit different ones. With the kids, we still do that. Binder Park is one of our favorite. Michigan … Continue reading Family trips & tantrums…

ABA therapy…

Ok, so we've met with 2 ABA therapy providers in our area now & we're on the wait list for both. One provides in-home ABA, the other doesn't--but the one that doesn't has a huge facility that my son had a blast at. To make the center-based one work, we'd have to pull my son … Continue reading ABA therapy…