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…

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…

Real life…

Do you ever feel like you just have so much to say, but what you have to say is so difficult to put into words? I'm a writer. I've always been one. When I was young, I was regularly writing children's stories, shorts stories... lots of fiction. I can write fiction. It's the real stuff … Continue reading Real life…

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…