Tag Archive for love

Top Behavior Strategies

EatingAtDoctor

With a four-year-old and a two-year-old, and not enough time to spread across my three children, along with dishes and laundry (Oh, how I despise them!  The chores, not the children!), behavior is always a challenge. I often have those days where we have back to back appointments from 8:00am to 5:00pm, which means the…

Lesson 1 – Happiness

Balloons

Boys, One of the “goals” I have with this letter is to pass on some things I’ve learned in my lifetime….  Partly in-case I am, for some reason, no longer here to do it myself, and partly just because I need to get it down in writing as they come to me or else I’ll…

Letter to my Sons (Part 1)

LittleHug

Hello world, this is my first post on the site, and I’m starting with something I’ve been wanting to do for a while… a letter to my sons.  I don’t imagine I’ll ever pass along everything I want to say to them, but this will allow me to break it into smaller, more manageable pieces.…

Quality over Quantity

GrouchoMask

I know children’s development is usually measured quantitatively, like in numbers of words per sentence, or how high they can count, but in this mama’s world, it’s all about quality. With my first pregnancy, I was stressed about being a good mommy, and my husband always told me to focus on loving them, and the…

Who Am I?

HugMommy

With the birth of each child, I have felt a strong calling to be home with them, but finances have never allowed it, and I’ve never had the support of my husband or mentors in the desire.  The birth of my third son coincided with the beginning of my two-year-old’s therapies.  While on maternity leave,…

Expect Joy

MiddleTowel

My son’s diagnosis brought a dark cloud, which seemed to suck the joy out of life.  I selfishly mourned the dreams I had for my children and our family.  I panicked with the loss of control I had over his behavior and our schedule.  His behavior, which to others seems normal for a two-year-old, was…

The Start

drowninginpaperBW

I’ve lived a sheltered, “typical” life.  I didn’t know or interact with anyone with disabilities or any special needs, nor was I raised with exceptionally positive attitudes toward those who had them.  When I found out my almost-two-year-old had Autism, I was devastated.  Though I knew my son was still the same person he was…

Unstoppable

AmyOldestBaby

I’m a Type A, over-achieving first-born who has always found life to be more fulfilling when I push myself to my limits, and make the impossible happen.  I was a shy nerd in high school, who tried out for student government and found myself in front of the entire school, dancing and lip-synching to a…