Michelle Christiansen
Hi, I'm Michelle, a random-Stay-At-Home-Mom-of-3-going-back-to-school-to-get-a-degree-runner-wannabe-crocheter-maybe who sometimes wears a purple mask & cape. Trying to stay sane in our family is accomplished with tons of laughter. Join me as we find humor on our fantastic adventure! You can read more about on her blog, La Vida de Blondie Chell. You can also follow her on Twitter, on Facebook or on Instagram.
Michelle Christiansen
Michelle Christiansen

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Snapshot of a Special Needs Family

Snapshot of a Special Needs Family

Some days I forget. I forget that our family isn’t “normal” because we experience so many “normal” moments-complaining about homework after dinner, ice cream eating contests at McDonalds, Friday night-movie nights…. But last night at church was new “not normal” snapshot for me: It has been a loooooooong time since we’ve attended an evening service…Continue Reading

Mom Guilt Moment

Mom Guilt Moment

I experienced a huge “mom-guilt trip” the other day. Our 7yo (Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum) (J) and 5yo(A) both had a field trip to a community theater production. At the same time. On the same day. Hubs couldn’t chaperone, but I could, so I did. And I went A’s Kindergarten class, instead of…Continue Reading

Two Generations of Autism – The Beginning

Two Generations of Autism – The Beginning

The Beginning of a new Writing Series on Special Happens…. I am Michelle. I started blogging with Special Happens as a form of therapy for myself-discovering how to cope and raise a child on the autism spectrum.  I believe in sharing stories, circumstances and how we handled them with each other-because we all have something…Continue Reading

Teacher’s Gifts Ideas

Teacher’s Gifts Ideas

It’s that time of year again and I am here to give you some *awesome* suggestions for those end-of-the-year-last-minute-thought teacher gifts. Let’s not forget that the classroom teacher is not the only one involved in our children’s lives, so start making your teacher/team member list now! For instance, I would list my son’s classroom teacher,…Continue Reading

Super Yummy Muffin Cookies Recipe

Super Yummy Muffin Cookies Recipe

Today I wanted to share with you my not-quite-famous-yet Super Yummy Muffin Cookies recipe. Healthy? Um….no, probably not. Nutritious? Sure…as long as you haven’t had your daily sugar allotment yet. Yummy? Of course!!! Now it’s no secret that the kitchen and I do not see eye-to-eye most of the time. (With as much time as…Continue Reading

Worst Play Date Experience… Or Was It?

Worst Play Date Experience… Or Was It?

J’s worst ‘playdate’ experience was probably also the best. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t remember what happened three years ago, but I do. It changed our perspective, our lives. See, back before he had any official diagnosis, we would just chalk J’s screaming up to his speech delay. Sure, some days were worse than others,…Continue Reading