Goals for 2018: Week 36 of 52

Guys, it’s still too early to tell, but I feel like our lives are on the way up.  For the past 2.5 years, we’ve been on a really rough journey.  Two of our three kids were diagnosed with high functioning autism, and both of them were prone to severe meltdowns. Our child who was first […]

Goals for 2018: Week 33 of 52

Last week, I tried to just eat when I was hungry. When you’re a stress eater, as I have been all my life, waiting for your body to give you a sign it’s hungry is challenging. Honestly, the only times I’ve been able to beat my stress eating and get thin is when I go […]

Goals for 2018: Week 32 of 52

You may have noticed I’ve skipped my goals post for the last five weeks or so.  I’m not going to lie, the last few weeks have been ROUGH. I’ve stopped doing anything on my goal list. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. But then, last night when my husband and I were watching Criminal Minds on Netflix, I […]

Goals for 2018: Week 27 of 52

This week was crazy busy thanks to arranging respite care for my child with autism and having a 3 hour(!) ABA intake as well as attending the final appointment with the psychiatrist to diagnosis my other child, who did indeed get a diagnosis of autism.   Funny that I always had what I thought were quirky […]

Goals for 2018: Week 26 of 52

This week, I tried to take care of myself.  I exercised 6x this week.  (Can you believe it?!)  I decided writing in my journal at night is just not working because I’m way too tired by the time I have time to write, so it just doesn’t get done.  Instead, I started writing in my […]

Goals for 2018: Week 25 of 52

I’m part of a group on Facebook for parents of kids with autism.  One woman asked other parents what they did to relax and get rid of stress.  She said that she smoked.  I eat.  Many people had healthier (ahem) ways to relieve stress.  Then one woman came on and said how important it is […]

Goals for 2018: Week 24 of 52

This was a crazy week.  PB & J Girl got a cold, and by Sunday afternoon, she was vomiting.  Yes, I may have the only child in the world who starts a cold with vomiting.  Then, she can’t keep any fluids down, which makes her sicker.  She went over 30 hours vomiting and not keeping […]

Goals for 2018: Week 23 of 52

Here I am. You may have noticed that the blog writing has slowed down significantly the last few months.  That’s simply because of L.I.F.E.  Because I thought I had three healthy, normal kids, and in the last two and a half years, I’ve discovered I have not one but two children with high functioning autism. […]

Goals for 2018: Week 21 of 52

The last two weeks, my husband was home for two days.  The rest of the time he was traveling for work.  He travels only a few times a year, usually for short trips, but this time there were three trips back to back. Anyone who has kids with autism knows that they often don’t do […]

Goals for 2018: Week 18 of 52

I’m finally making some progress on my goals!  Even if it takes me all year to reach all of these goals, at least I will have changed my life in a positive way, and that’s worth it for me. Since I’m crossing one of my goals off the list this week since I consider it […]