Autism, busy mom, kids, Motherhood, shenanigans

The Hiatus (I take a lot of those)

Wow.  Where to even begin?  I feel like I say that often.  Probably because it's always such a long time in between my posts.  It's been 5 months since I last posted about my latest conundrum. To be or not to be.... a stay at home mom. That was the difficult question.  Now that I… Continue reading The Hiatus (I take a lot of those)

Motherhood

To be or Not to be…. a Stay at Home Mom

Sometimes in the morning, in the madness that ensues, as I'm watching the clock tick - which causes my anxiety to build - I wonder why I don't just become a stay-at-home mom. This is my latest dilemma.  To be or not to be.  That is the question.  It's a big question that doesn't have… Continue reading To be or Not to be…. a Stay at Home Mom

kids, Motherhood, Relationships

My Partner in Crime

As I sit in front of my unforgiving mirror, applying layers upon layers of concealer in my desperate attempt to cover my dark undereye circles, I think about how exhausted I am.  It definitely shows.  I can definitely feel it.  I'm constantly trying to cover it up.  I guess we get used to always covering… Continue reading My Partner in Crime

Motherhood, vacations

The mini vacay….take it all in

With all the commotion and chaos in our everyday life, we decided to stop for a few days and take a mini vacay. Nothing major.  No big activities.  No itinerary.  Just some good ole relaxing. The way a vacation should be.  It was still tiring of course and there were some things that just didn't… Continue reading The mini vacay….take it all in

Motherhood

My Daily Dose of…….

Autism. You know, for so long I've had an issue with that word.  That label.  Yes, as defined by society and mental health and the school system and blah blah blah, Carter does have characteristics of what is known of as Autism.  I use Autism very loosely, only when it's necessary or when I discuss… Continue reading My Daily Dose of…….

Motherhood

The start of something great

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged, but I've been super busy and exhausted.  Carter started Pre-K last week and it's been so much better than I expected. He actually wakes up in the morning in a good mood, brushes his teeth, gets dressed, eats his breakfast and watches Mickey Mouse Clubhouse without any… Continue reading The start of something great

Autism, Motherhood

My Daily Dose of Autism

It's been a pretty good week. My new (and hopefully long lasting) attitude and outlook has really helped when it comes to dealing with Carter.  When he has a fit or doesn't cooperate I let him solve his issue and come back a bit later or if I'm pressed for time I just remain calm… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Autism

Autism, Motherhood

My Daily Dose of Autism

Finally deciding to take a step back from all the chaos I mostly created is actually quite refreshing.  I'm a lot calmer and less stressed....okay, only a little, but it's a start. I'm less inclined to try to control every situation...most of the time. I was trying to hold the weight of the world on… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Autism

Motherhood

My Daily Dose of Autism

These last few days I've really taken the time to put things in perspective.  I've realized that I spend too much of my time and energy on things that do not matter. I stress too much, I worry too much, I over analyze too much, and I plan too much. I'm just too much. I've… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Autism

Motherhood

My Daily Dose of Perspective

Shhhh.....do you hear that? It's silence. For the first time in a long time, all is silent....for longer than 5 seconds. And silence really is golden. I'm all alone in this house and I'm actually deciding to enjoy the quiet. To enjoy doing nothing. To close my eyes and listen to the wind blowing outside.… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Perspective