2020 Twenty: Become an Advocate

I've seen this day approaching now for a couple of months. Today, January 15th is our D-Day for Madison. D-Day is the diagnosis day for...

Don't You Have THREE Kids?

Today did NOT go as planned. All the kids were awake early this morning which was perfect, because today was the day we were going to...

When's Recess?

Last week we hit an enormous milestone with Liam: The first day of school. The past five years have flown by in the blink of an eye, and...

Friday Nights and Long Weekends

Do you remember life before kids? Priorities were so different back then. Our perspective on life was so different. Getting only 8 hours...

First This... Then That!

First, slap me. Then, poke my eyes out! If you’re a special needs parent, particularly an autism parent in ABA therapy, you’ll know what...

And the Award Goes To...

In 2016 the Chicago Cubs ended the longest championship drought in sports history; finally winning the World Series after 108 losing...

Live Your Passion

I don’t know how to describe it, so I’m not sure why I think I can write about it, but there is a feeling I get when I’m doing something...

When It Rains, It Pours

Sadly, I’ve only used this phrase with negative connotations. Originally, it was meant to be used with positive situations. The 2017...

Why Twins?

I have asked this question every day now for three years. The thought of it had never even crossed my mind prior to the ultrasound that...

Is the Mess Worth It?

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. As a parent, I imagine you spend a lot of time there just like I do. If it’s not cooking,...

I'm Going to Need a Village.

I’m gonna need some help. A village would be nice. You know that saying a bunch of famous people have said before me... “it takes a...

What Is a "Normal Routine"?

No two days are ever the same in my life; and I love it that way. In fact I’ve intentionally sought this out my whole life. Just take my...

Why Don’t Dads Approve?

“Kid-Tested, Mother Approved” “Imagine you’re a stay-at-home Mom…” “Mom was right…” “Helping Mom’s Through the Journey of Parenthood” “It...