Today, I want to share with you what it was like to be raised with an autistic brother. Kyle isn’t just special needs, he is one of the most complex cases the medical community has seen. My brother was diagnosed with Autism, Bi-polar disorder, OCD, ODD and the list goes on. He suffers from severe … [Read more...] about What It Was Like to Be Raised With An Autistic Brother
How to Avoid Burnout When Caregiving
You've most likely heard the alarming statistics. If you are a caregiver, your chances of divorce are much higher. In order to have our other relationships thrive we need to know how to avoid burnout when caregiving. I'm going to give you ten tips that will help you avoid exhaustion. But let me … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Burnout When Caregiving
Why The Weird Grandma Can Have Lots of Fun!
I think I'm going to be the weird grandma. And I'm okay with that. Being a normal grandma just sounds...too normal. But what kid doesn't love having the weird grandma? Okay, maybe no kid EVER. How about a weird grandma who's fun? Now that has potential! The weird grandma came over me from the … [Read more...] about Why The Weird Grandma Can Have Lots of Fun!
Angry At the Bad Mom In The Grocery Store
I saw the frazzled mother and her children, the whole scene was a disaster. I was angry at the bad mom in the grocery store. She should have stayed home. This mama had a 10-year-old boy in a grocery cart. Behind her was an eight-year-old girl pushing a second buggy, full of groceries. Two more … [Read more...] about Angry At the Bad Mom In The Grocery Store
The Woman I Envied
I was mopping my son's floor for what seemed like the hundredth time that week when a song came on his DVD player. The tune caught my attention, and I looked up at the TV screen. I saw the woman I envied, singing with her husband. The couple's names were Joey and Rory Feek. They had been married … [Read more...] about The Woman I Envied
Warning: Special Needs Child Coming!
My screeching phone startled me, and I sat up in my chair on our front porch. It was an emergency alert. It was warning us of a tornado. But what if you were pregnant and it had said, "Warning: special needs child coming!" Five of us were sitting in our screened in porch. Vance, me, my son … [Read more...] about Warning: Special Needs Child Coming!