Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead This Weekend, June 2, 2019

I used to feed the kids store bought bars for our snack when we’re on the go, but that got expensive, so now I’m trying to make my own portable snacks.  I try to add protein to everything.  Bookworm has been a big eater for years, but now PB & J Girl has an increased […]

Optimism – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Last year, our family hit our lowest point.  Meltdowns multiple times a day were a common occurrence from both of our kids with high functioning autism (Asperger’s).  I’ll be honest, when I woke up in the morning, I dreaded what most days would bring. But then, one kid started ABA therapy in July, and the […]

Pasta with Salami, Peas, and Carrots Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

In an effort to lower our grocery bill, I’ve been buying many things on clearance.  I found two pounds of salami on clearance for $7.50, and while I knew my husband and son would be content just eating it with crackers as a snack, I wanted to make a meal out of it, too. I […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead This Weekend, May 26, 2019

I didn’t get to show you pictures of last week’s make ahead cooking session because my family got into all of the food right away.  This week, I kept everyone away until I could take a picture.  🙂 The main point of these make ahead days is so that the kids will have snacks to […]

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – A Book Review

About six weeks ago, I checked all of the sites I use to find good book recommendations and put about 15 requests in at my library. Miracle Creek was the first to come in, and it had a wait list after me of nearly 100, so I quickly got to work reading.  Luckily, the book […]

Meals & Snacks I Plan to Make Ahead This Weekend

We’re back to our 45 minute, one way drive, four days a week for ABA for one child.  (Each session is 6 hours.)  The other child also goes some of these days plus a separate day, meaning I’m out of the house as if I worked full-time, five days a week. In some ways, I […]

Should You Get a Diagnosis? – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Our kids got diagnosed with their respective “labels” within the last two and a half years.  Those labels include High Functioning Autism (formerly Asperger’s), ADHD, and dyslexia.  No child was exempt.  Two of our kids have HFA, two have dyslexia, and one has ADHD, though I suspect another one does, too. For a long time, […]

Blogging Through the Alphabet: Joy

We have two kids with high functioning autism, and they have each been getting 25 hours a week of ABA therapy for nine and eight months, respectively.  For one of our children, ABA has helped a bit, but it hasn’t helped as much as we would have liked.  However, the other child, within the last […]

Blogging through the Alphabet – The Good Doctor

Some days my husband and I don’t know whether we’re coming or going, and most weekdays, one of us leaves at 7:30 a.m., and we don’t see each other again until 9 p.m.  It’s crazy.  But, the one thing we do every night is take some time together to unwind and watch a show. Lately, […]

Fellowship – Blogging Through the Alphabet

My mom, who had two children with disabilities, often encourages me to go to support group meetings with other parents who have children with autism.  Honestly, I don’t have much interest in that, especially since the meetings are nearly one hour away from our home.  But I understand why she wants me to go–she wants […]