(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: Mickey and Minnie

Brother and sister Mickey and Minnie costumes

I was looking through the pictures on my phone and realized that I didn’t post any pictures here of my children in their Halloween costumes! C and Baby Jo enjoyed Halloween as Mickey and Minnie. The teens at his therapy center put together a really cute Halloween event that we were able to attend as a family. There were games, lit pumpkins, costumes and candy. They also were able to go trick-or-treating with their cousins. Or, as Baby Jo called it, “Frick or freat!”

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Mom’s Night Out at Famous Dave’s

Disclosure: I received a Famous Dave’s gift card to facilitate this review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Famous Dave's

When was the last time you went out for a Mom’s Night Out? With two small children, one with special needs, and a husband who works long hours, it had been months since my last adventure out on the town. My husband surprised me when he suggested I go visit one of my dearest friends for the weekend. I started packing my bag right away! Three hundred miles separate Rachel and me, but we never let that stop us from packing in a weekend or two of fun every year! We wanted our Saturday night to be filled with delicious drinks, great food and an upbeat atmosphere. We ditched the yoga pants, got dolled up and headed for a Mom’s Night Out at Famous Dave’s.

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Aspergers and the Social Hangover

Aspergers and the Social Hangover

When I realized I have Aspergers, there were so many things that started to make sense about how I navigate life. I often exist in a state of overwhelm and anxiety. Even when I am involved in an activity that I enjoy, I end up with a kind of social hangover that leaves me in a fog for days. That fog makes me want to climb into my bed without speaking to anyone and emerge after it clears.

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Using the Lunch Train to Encourage My Son to Eat {+Free Printable!}

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The Lunch Train encourages kids to eat #HorizonLunch [ad]

During a recent strategy session with my 4-year-old son’s therapists, they mentioned a train method. I was amazed by the simplicity of the idea and decided to put a twist on it to make it our own! C has always had feeding challenges. Over two years ago, he had his g-tube (feeding tube) placed. We have been through years of feeding therapy and received three diagnoses: gastroparesis, sensory processing disorder and autism. We often switch up our strategy as he grows and changes. Right now, we’re all aboard The Lunch Train!

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Purse Essentials for an Unpredictable Commute

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Purse Essentials for an Unpredictable Commute #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife #ad

Do you remember the last time you were so frazzled by your kids’ behavior that you wanted to transport yourself somewhere – anywhere – else? How about the last time you got stuck in traffic? If these things happen to you at the same time, you might find yourself searching the front seat of your car for something to help you through it. I keep certain things in my purse for these occasions: purse essentials that help me when I am caught in an unpredictable commute.

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Family Adventure Day

Kids on a tractor

We lucked out with a gorgeous Friday when Hubster took off of work, C had the day off from therapy, and we had a family adventure day! We enjoyed stealing some time together. The four of us piled into the car and headed out for a day in Door County. Family adventure day started with a quick lunch at Culver’s. Side note: did you know the chicken tenders and fries are free of dairy? 

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