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 […]

Goals for 2018: Week 17 of 52

Before I leap into my goals, I’m planning my summer blog content, and I’d love to know if you find the weekly grocery reports valuable or not?  Please let me know in the comments as well as what other kind of content you’d like to see.  I don’t want to post stuff that isn’t useful […]

Goals for 2018: Week 15 of 52

I’m beginning to think it may take all year to firmly establish these goals.  Life here is, well, crazy and chaotic.  After much observation and thought, my husband and I have decided to get another child tested for high functioning autism.  We’re not sure yet that this child has it, but many of the behaviors […]

Goals for 2018: Week 14 of 52

I’m still struggling with finding me time.  So, I’m not going to add any goals for at least a few weeks, and I’m going to keep working on these goals until they become habit. This post contains affiliate links. Make Time to Relax Read a book a week.   I’m reading Pachinko and really liking it, […]