Special One-on-One Time

Special one on one time

Do you look at your kids and think, “How did you get this big?!” I can’t believe how quickly they are growing up. I want to treasure them at each age. We like to have special one-on-one time with each of our children once in a while. I think it’s important when you have more than one child to give each of them a special day that is all about them. Thanks to my parents, we had the opportunity to do that this weekend! It’s fun to see the excitement in the kids’ eyes when we give them the opportunity to choose their own adventure.

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We Have Two Wonderful, Beautiful Children with Autism

Baby Jo and C are the best of friends

Our son, C, was diagnosed with autism last year at the age of 3. Our daughter, Baby Jo, was diagnosed with autism today at the age of 2. We have two wonderful, beautiful children with autism. They are bright, kind-hearted, funny, warm children. C loves cars, trucks and planes. Baby Jo loves cars, Minnie Mouse and Minions. C is a master of puzzles. Baby Jo loves to dance. Their personalities are as unique and varied as that of neurotypical children. My children are autistic and awesome.

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More Time Together

Piggy Back Ride with Daddy

The kids and I became accustomed to not seeing much of Hubster. Residence Life is an awesome, exciting, rewarding field, but it does require significant dedication and time. It’s been amazing how much our family life has already changed in the two weeks he has been in his new role in student affairs. We are enjoying more time together. We could get used to this!

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My 2016 Word of the Year: Change

2016 Word of the Year Change

Change. It’s happening to us, through us, and in us all the time. Sometimes change is difficult. Sometimes it’s welcomed. Sometimes it feels like everything is changing. Sometimes it feels like things will never change.

Our family is experiencing an abundance of change this year!

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Big Changes For Our Family!

Lambeau Leap to celebrate big changes for our family

In true fashion, we’re doing the Lambeau Leap to celebrate big changes for our family!

We have some exciting news to share! This news is something that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time. The timing of it feels like a Christmas gift! There are big changes for our family in 2016…

We’re moving off campus! Hubster has accepted a new position that allows us to continue to live in the area we love and live off-campus.

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Happy little things that make me do a double-take

I help you bounce, Bubby!

C spent three days home sick last week with a cold and fever, which he then passed to Baby Jo over the weekend. Nights have involved making trips to bedrooms to administer ibuprofen and little feet landing in my face from the sick child next to me. The two of them have been at each other for days, yelling and fighting and whining and pushing. Goodness, do they know how to push each other’s buttons (and mine). But there have been little things in the midst of it all. Happy little things that make me do a double-take and think about how far we have come from the relationship that the two of them once had.

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