What Does the Lord Require of Me?

Yesterday, I had a meltdown. My children and I were getting ready to leave for school and work, and we headed downstairs so they could eat breakfast. Well, on this morning, my children did not want to wait for their waffles to cook. As soon as I put the frozen waffles in the oven, my son and daughter started crying hysterically. I reached my tolerance level and out of frustration handed them a … [Read more...]

Little Man’s First Flight

My son took his first flight, and he did amazing! Actually, he loved it. Since he has some sensory issues, I was nervous about how the noise and the cabin pressure would affect him, but it didn't bother him at all. I feel so encouraged! 1 for the Joneses. 0 for autism. I think we'll go to Miami this summer! … [Read more...]

Holiday Etiquette for Family Members of Parents with Special Needs Children

It’s that time of year again, and many including myself are gearing up for a host of Christmas festivities which also includes a number of family dinners. Next week, my children and I will be traveling to visit family we haven’t seen all year. I am looking forward to it. I can’t wait to see my extended family. However, there is one aspect I dread every year – the unsolicited parenting advice, … [Read more...]