Category Archives: Family life

Night time Woes


For months now, Tycen has been complaining about sleeping with Roman. “He kicks.” “He snores.” “He jumps on me.” “He wakes me up at night when he wakes up.” We have three children and a three bedroom house.  Since Eric … Continue reading

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Cohabitation woes


The boys share a bedroom.  We have no choice.  We live in a three bedroom house and Tanis has the third bedroom.  Roman is like many autistic children in that sleep usually eludes him for many hours after bedtime.  Tycen … Continue reading

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Why I’ve been MIA


Life is a choose your own adventure book.  Remember those things?  Every few pages, you would choose to go one way or another.  Then, a few pages of story would follow to lead you to another quandary.  Everyday, we make … Continue reading

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Two posts in one day…I know you were all wondering what’s happened to me


The craziness of the Christmas season is still in full swing here.  Tycen and Tanis are reveling in the post Christmas afterglow and we still have two parties left to go.  As far as Roman goes, he could take the … Continue reading

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My favorite part of the day


Roman has a routine in the morning.  He wakes up, rubs the sleep from his eyes, and shuffles in to my room.  Then, he climbs up on my bed to lay down with me for about a half an hour … Continue reading

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Little one left out


Yesterday, it was my nephew’s birthday.  My brother decided to take him to an inflatable playground here called Jumpin Jax.  The place is a kiddy wonderland, full of bounce houses and obstacle courses.  Of course, it’s also packed with other … Continue reading

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Five things I love about today


As I sit here at the computer, reflecting on today, I realize that every day holds miracles.  We experienced one in Roman’s speech today.  Not only did he say yeah, no, bye, chip, and book as I posted earlier, he … Continue reading

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An interview with the sandwich kid


My five year old, Tanis, is neurotypical.  That means that she’s not on the autism spectrum.  I attended a seminar that labeled children like Tanis “Sandwich Kids” because they get sandwiched by the disabilities of their sibling or siblings.  Often, … Continue reading

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