Being an Autism Mom, Raising Kids

What are High and Low Functioning Autism? (Parenting Kiddos with Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)

Okay, sorry. That title may be a bit misleading. I don’t know what it’s like for other people who are parenting kids on the spectrum, only what autism looks like here with my two. Let me start over, I have five kids. My first, Maggie, has some anxiety and overthinks in a major way but… Continue reading What are High and Low Functioning Autism? (Parenting Kiddos with Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)

Recipes & Meal Plans

What’s for Dinner? (9/17-9/20/20)

I'm pretty late in posting this because we've already had two dinners since grocery shopping happened this week, and normally I'm going to be doing actual planning (including what we have and what I still need to buy) but I thought, heck, I might as well share what we're going to be eating until next… Continue reading What’s for Dinner? (9/17-9/20/20)

Thoughts & Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 09/15/20

Well, surprise! There is a hurricane headed our way. 🙃 Her name is Sally and I believe she’s plummeting New Orleans presently but the projected path includes Atlanta. We’re supposed to have some rain tomorrow but then the heavy part is coming on Thursday. Hopefully, it’s not too bad. We always get so much debris… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 09/15/20

Health & Medical, Pregnancy, Birth, and Babies, Raising Kids

Is Breast Always Best? The 5 REAL Reasons I Breastfed (lol)

So, yes, I feel like breastfeeding my babies helped create a strong bond between us, and of course I enjoyed the experiences I had with each of them, however I definitely don't think that bottle feeding would have prevented our bonds. Just as having a natural birth can help you feel connected to your baby,… Continue reading Is Breast Always Best? The 5 REAL Reasons I Breastfed (lol)

Being an Autism Mom, Day in the Life, Homeschooling, Raising Kids

Day in the Life | Sept 2020

9/12/20 I woke up to two of my kids hurriedly insisting that I come with them to the kitchen. I was groggy at best as I stumbled through the house. I got the story as we walked, that their brother was leaving for work and crying because they had gotten into some sort of an… Continue reading Day in the Life | Sept 2020

Being an Autism Mom, Raising Kids

Simple Accommodations | Responding to Kate (Finding Cooper’s Voice)

Kate, of Finding Cooper's Voice, was talking about how much accommodations help families like hers (and mine) and how difficult it can be when those accommodations are denied. Simple things like allowing her and her husband to accompany their son to an appointment when right now, because of COVID, the limit is one parent. How… Continue reading Simple Accommodations | Responding to Kate (Finding Cooper’s Voice)

Homeschooling, Raising Kids

Our Homeschool Life | Week One

Our first week of the new school year went surprisingly well! I was so proud of Samuel for participating the way that he did. Even though we had Labor Day on Monday and his birthday on Tuesday, we still got so much done! We had a pretty good routine each day, where we started school… Continue reading Our Homeschool Life | Week One

Pregnancy, Birth, and Babies

8 Weird Pregnancy Things I’d Never Heard Of (Until They Happened to Me!)

Hi there. So, I've had five babies and therefore I have loads of different stories to share, lol. Here are eight things that I had happen during pregnancy which I'd never heard of until they were happening to me! Anterior placenta My fifth baby and yet my first time learning anything about the placenta's placement.… Continue reading 8 Weird Pregnancy Things I’d Never Heard Of (Until They Happened to Me!)

Health & Medical, Pregnancy, Birth, and Babies

Pregnant after a Tubal Ligation?!

I am kind of anxious today. I think I might be pregnant. I never ever thought I'd say that again! We have five kids and I had my tubes tied (clamped actually but whatever) during my c-section with Isabella (now 22 months). We were happy to be done. We always wanted five kids. But I've… Continue reading Pregnant after a Tubal Ligation?!