Mom guilt Before I became a mother, I was given a lot of advice from other mothers in my family and friends who are moms. I was given advice about diapers, breastfeeding, baby wearing, how sleep deprived I would be, etc. But one thing I wasn't warned about? Mommy guilt. UGH the Mommy guilt. Mommy guilt can strike at any time. If you want to eat before your child does, … [Read more...] about 3 Questions To Help You Overcome ‘Mom Guilt’
There was a time when we didn't look forward to Halloween. It was a day full of anxiety for me, because Logan didn't know what it was. It was another reminder that our life wasn't normal, and after his first autism diagnosis, a day that didn't inspire much hope. Fast forward 3 years, and BOY has that changed! The month started off with Logan teaching me and his sister the … [Read more...] about There are witches in the air!
Our first couple weeks of summer are usually tumultuous. I have to get used to taking care of two kids again all day, and fit in housework and my web design business, while Logan has to learn a new routine and Maddy has to learn to share me again. By the end of the long summer days, we are all over-tired and sometimes a little grumpy (okay sometimes there are tears). Can you … [Read more...] about Meg’s 3 Ways To Summer Happiness
Almost 3 years ago, Logan was diagnosed with mild/moderate Autism, and then diagnosed severe by his school a few months later. He was non-verbal, behind in all developmental milestones, and was never engaged with us. He didn't like loud noises, trying anything new, and just always seemed agitated. Nothing I did made it better. I felt helpless, hopeless and alone. I thought I … [Read more...] about 5 things to do if you think your child has Autism
This past Christmas season, I was hell bent on one thing: MAKING CHRISTMAS MEMORIES This year, I was going to go all out and make sure my kids felt the magic! And, I think I did pretty good for this being the first year in 5 I haven't had a major depression and/or sickness going on. First, I had the kids decorate the tree with me: Then I proceeded to puke Christmas all … [Read more...] about Christmas 2014: Makin’ The Memories!