Category Archives: Outings

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

Visiting the Denver Firefighter Museum

Visiting the Denver Firefighter Museum

Brought to you by the Denver Firefighters Museum The swell of Christmas is over. Many of us who now switch our endeavors to the entertainment of children home on school break, rather than running ourselves into insanity, and I have an idea for you. Not too long ago, in a post brought to you by…Continue Reading

A View in the Mirror : Turning 21

A View in the Mirror : Turning 21

Years ago I came to terms with all the milestone events John would never know.   Going to kindergarten graduation. Grade school and after school church choir. Oh the joy of once a week seeing the church van pull up at school to whisk away you and your friends to church for a couple of parent…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

How Do I Describe The Zoo On *This* Day?

How Do I Describe The Zoo On *This* Day?

No peacocks were harmed on this day, though I can say for certain that our family’s outlook on visiting the zoo has certainly been damaged. I’m left pondering if it’s having a family with special needs, having 3 young children, being in a medication change, on a fall break or being worn down from years…Continue Reading