parenting

The fine line between autism and honesty

By |November 9th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Autism…

A huge broad term with a lot of variations.

I have always wondered if it was just Dusty or do others have the same issues with their autistic child?

Dusty has gotten to the point where he will lie about the simplest of things.  It is odd when you have someone who has the cognitive and […]

Originally posted 2016-05-30 19:18:54.

Sometimes for hours

By |November 8th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Yes, he can vaccum sometimes for hours 😳

Anybody else feel my pain?

What things can your individual with autism do for hours like this?

The Hero Within…

By |October 24th, 2018|Family|5 Comments

Someone recently told me I was his hero. I honestly didn’t know what to say to that. I mean I am just Amy…mom to Dusty and Kayla, wife to James. It’s not like I’m kin to the queen of any country or some noble prize winner. Of course they are human too. Just because […]

Originally posted 2016-01-12 15:40:42.

What we did without, now becomes an almost obsession

By |October 8th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

As a single mother I struggled just to keep food on the table. I would make grocery trips with the kids stroller and was always limited to the dollar amount spent and quantity because I could only fit so much in the stroller. Now at one point early on we lived maybe a mile […]

Originally posted 2015-07-20 20:11:27.

Not so sweet strangers

By |October 8th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Most of people have a memory of the ice cream truck coming by and the excited feeling you get knowing you were about to get something off the ice cream truck, YAY!

Well that’s for most people. I admit I used to feel the same way. UNTIL…. Living in Las Vegas, NV we lived […]

Originally posted 2015-06-29 19:58:49.

Aging With Grace Is A Blessing Not Always A Requirement

By |September 25th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Another year older and some would say another year wiser but hey we can’t all be perfect. 😉

I have been MIA the past 4 weeks. It has been a very trying time considering my 21-year-old son has decided to take on actions of younger children to teens. Since my daughter has been away in […]

Originally posted 2015-03-15 15:31:49.

Children…and all that comes with it.

By |September 7th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Raising children can be one of the harder things parents have to do in their lives. As we all know there isn’t that perfect manual for us to guide us through the challenges that parenting presents. For me, since I have a “normal” one and a special needs one I had to throw […]

Originally posted 2015-01-12 21:38:53.

Its a new year and what will it bring

By |September 7th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Well its now 2015, Yay! What that means, who knows. Will it be a good year for us and so many more, one could hope so. To start off the new year a very close family friend’s husband of 28 years passed away. He had been suffering from ALS. He passed on January 2, […]

Originally posted 2015-01-07 00:57:18.

Husband, Father, Marine, Veteran

By |September 7th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Today, November 6 is my husbands birthday. He is not used to necessarily celebrating it because of the way they grew up they didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas, etc. He turns 33 years old. Yes, I guess that technically means I am a “cougar” since I have almost 9 years on him. But I am […]

Originally posted 2014-11-06 20:46:55.

The Isolation of Special Needs Parents ~ Raising the Extraordinary

By |August 29th, 2018|Family|0 Comments

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