Autism

To The Mom Who Feels Like a Failure

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Mom and kids

My daughter absolutely despises doctor’s visits. I usually have to give her a week’s notice to mentally prepare for the anxiety a simple check-up will inflict. She recently confessed that her anxiety stems from the fear that the doctors will find something else wrong. It’s a type of PTSD she’s reliving from the time she […]

Autism

Date Ideas for When a Babysitter Is Not Feasible

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Date night

Many leading marriage counselors and relationship experts encourage couples to date their spouse at least once a week to promote healthy, strong marriages. When I first heard this recommendation, I shrugged and figured why not? At the time, I was young and unsuspecting, newly married with no children and plenty of time on my hands […]

Autism

When Support Groups Aren’t Very Supportive

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I remember the day I completely ignored all my responsibilities. No housework. No errands. No crossing off items on my to-do list. I just spent the entire day scrolling through Pinterest, looking at pictures of prospective tattoos. I was in search of a diabetes tattoo in particular, in honor of my daughter. We were a […]

Autism

The “A’’ Word

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I recently commented on another blogger’s beautifully written post about going public with her daughter’s diagnosis. Her post resonated deeply with me. You see, it has truly only been within the last year that I have been able to utter the word “autism” when referring to my own son. Before, I would use phrases such […]

Autism

He Knows What You Need

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We’ve wrapped up our first week back to school and the second week is now well under way. Last week, I was filled with relief by a smooth transition back and comforted that both kids seem right where they’re supposed to be, following months of prayers and nervous deliberations about the right school/therapy placements. However, […]