Me, A Mom

3 kids and a dog

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Fears of daily living


it’s a fact

life is full of things that can


do happen

you know:

“Why do bad things happen to good people”

no…autism/aspergers is not bad but it is  a huge change

a change in how you think about actions and reactions

an everyday, uphill battle at times not just for the one diagnosed but for the whole family

I digress….

When bad things happen to good people

 you buck up

you learn to deal

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and you go on with the daily task at hand


but once that diagnosis comes through the door

on top of multiple other medical problems and issues for that child.

and you need to start researching

and then doing

and following through

and constant checking and rechecking

there is an unending indescribable level of anxiety

am I doing enough

am I teaching enough

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will my actions lead to my child being able to live on his own???

only time will tell.

until then…

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carry on.

Yes …..even this busy mom finds time to read

I recently read ( and reviewed) a book titled “Jewel” by Bret Lott.

and if you are at all into reading (it’s an Oprah’s book club book) I highly recommend you pick it up at your local book store or library.

If you are now or have ever dealt with an ill child that required all your time and devotion  whether that illness was acute or chronic  this book will fill your heart with all the words and emotions you think but have never quite been able to put words to.

read my review here


This book especially spoke volumes to me as I have 3 children,

2 of them have food allergies one to dairy, eggs, tree-nuts, and peanuts(and one just eggs, tree-nuts and peanuts)

the one with slightly fewer allergies also fights asthma and eosinophilic esophagitus.

its been a long 11 years some times

and I wouldn’t trade any of them


but again


this book gets to the heart of a mom

the sacrifices she makes in regards to her marriage, and her other children

all to help the one child get the best help possible


If you are a parent/mom/grandparent   or even just human

you will find yourself feeling what Jewel is feeling…..

empathizing with her

despising her

loving her

and in the end

respecting her.


do yourself a favor….read the book!


Puppy Paws

Did I tell you in addition to 3 kids ….we have a puppy?

well…a 57# lovable lug

a black lab spaniel mix

I guess they can be called springadors or labradingers,,,,we prefer labradinger 😉

she really is a lovely


her birthday is November of 2012

but her paws are huge!

she has…of course finally grown into them

but she stepped on my toe yesterday


in honor of our “little” sweetie

I wrote this poem:

“To my little Sweetie”

I love your little puppy paws

when you shake my hand

I love it when you tap my leg 

as if you understand

I love the way you shield your eyes 

when you disagree

but I really do not like it

when you step on me!

who what when where why???


I’m a mom to 3 kids(we always call them kids right?)


What(you’ll find in this blog)

thoughts on motherhood/parenthood/spousehood

information on dealing with food allergies…my way

Where?  right here on this blog!

Why? because if what I’ve learned benefits even just one person …that makes life worthwhile!


Be Watching for my posts in the coming weeks






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