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What is my problem? Crankiness continues…

I am not sure exactly what was wrong with me yesterday.  It was beautiful out—30 degrees—sunny—yes, 30 was a heat wave here, the Teen watched the boys while Hubby and I went to lunch and grocery shopping without ANY children!  It was a very nice afternoon, but when I returned …

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Craziness Plus Doggie!

I am so ready to be settled! I am having trouble getting back into the swing of things after our move to the Northern Country of NY. Life is still in great upheaval and for us ASDer’s this is a huge problem—don’t misunderstand me, I know it is stressful and …

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Worst Parents Ever!!

Today started out with the best of intentions; really, it did! So then how did I wind up with one kid in school with no lunch and another no socks??? When we woke this morning the temperature outside was 20 BELOW zero, without the wind chill factor. Although the upstairs …

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Kids are Awesome for your Self-Esteem

If you clicked looking for all the ways that my kids (or yours) can make you feel great about yourself, you are in the wrong place! Yesterday I took little man for a much-awaited hair cut.  He has this awesome tuft of thick curly hair, which makes it difficult to …

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Aspie Family Move and New Year Update

I’m up again in the middle of the night—can’t sleep. I have draining sinuses and an earache. As I am sitting at the computer piddling on Amazon, I started to think about the past year and how quickly time gets away from me. I haven’t really updated my blog in …

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The Tot Picked a Pumpkin

          One of the many reasons this move is giving my anxiety is because the Tot is doing so well in school! I am going to miss his teachers, and he will surely miss going to “Miss Paige’s School.”  I thought I would share some field trip pictures. He was …

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Moving is Hard

I have been wanting a move, NEEDING a change for quite some time now, and finally Hubby has received a promotion and with it a transfer. We are moving from the sunny state of South Carolina, to the freezing cold winters of upstate, way way way, upstate New York. I …

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The Tot’s Service Dog: There is HOPE after all!

OUR QUEST FOR A SERVICE DOG Several months  ago we began our journey to obtain  an  autism service dog for  the Tot. As many of you know, he has had so much difficulty. He darts away from us in public places, and runs out into traffic. A service dog will …

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How do you get a whole Aspie House to voluntarily go to bed early?

Bring them to Comic Con!! Yesterday Hubby and I brought the boys to our first ever Comic Con, and we had a blast!  I, of course, lost it a wee bit when we first arrived. The noise, crowd, and stress of keeping eyes on all four boys in the midst …

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Summer Vacation is OVER!!!

Anyone miss me? I have been MIA all summer I realize, my apologizes. Summer break is extremely stressful on me, and the boys.  The Tot hates being home for the summer; he was bored, no routine, whiney, and very very melty.  The Little Man, who just started the FIFTH GRADE, …

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