Teenagers, Wisdom Teeth Removal & A Funny YouTube Video

Last week in preparation for Nick’s appointment to have his wisdom teeth removed I did what any good and decent mother would do. I made a shopping list of soft foods, talked to him a little about what to expect, and re-watched one of my favorite YouTube videos off all time. If you’ve seen this […]

Having a Brother with Autism – What I Wish for Cody & Nick

On an almost daily basis I think about my hopes and dreams for Cody and Nick. Not only the wishes I have for each of them individually, but also for their connection as brothers. I know it can be really difficult for Nick because Cody isn’t necessarily the big brother he needs or wants sometimes, […]

Sometimes Parenting is Hard in the Most Wonderful Way

When Nick came to me a few days ago to ask if he could get a lip ring my immediate response was absolutely not, no way, never gonna happen. He asked why not a million times and I gave responses that made me sound really old, like at least 50 or something. Then I thought […]

The Reasons I’m Thrilled Nick Joined the High School Track Team

I love nothing more than to watch my kids doing stuff. They could be playing a musical instrument in a school concert, smiling on a ride at Walt Disney World, or competing in a sport. I don’t really care as long as I can be there to witness as many events in their lives as […]

Autism and Vaccines Can Be Tricky When the Patient is Eighteen

Friday was one of those days where I scheduled several appointments, a couple pretty close together, and hoped that all would go smoothly. I’m happy to report that I’m rather impressed with myself and how the day went even though I hardly sat down (unless you count driving in the car and sitting at appointments […]

The New England Holocaust Memorial – ‘a beacon of memory and hope’

‘a beacon of memory and hope‘ We recently spent two days in Boston. It was a much needed family getaway and I’m glad we made it happen before summer ended. We packed a lot into our short stay, but there was was one place we visited that meant more to me than all the rest. […]

Talking to My Teenager About Marriage Equality

Now that Nick is a teenager I try to talk to him like an adult. Well not exactly like an adult, but like the intelligent and inquisitive young man he has become. He can talk circles around me when it comes to history and his love of science is probably the real reason I’m now […]

I Love School Vacation Week

Mostly I love school vacation weeks. Even if we don’t actually travel as much as I’d like to, there are some really wonderful things about a week of no school. My favorite thing, hands down, is that there is no alarm clock to set and no morning rush to be had with breakfast, lunch prep, […]

“Thanks A Lot” Board Game {Review}

I have always loved board games. I can still remember the year I got the original Trivial Pursuit board game for Christmas. I was in high school at the time and it was at the very top of my list that year. As a matter of fact, that very game sits in my family’s current […]

Assassin’s Creed 3 Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day

            Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit Amazon.com to get your own copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. I have to admit, […]