Mujjadara: Fasting for Lent in our allergen-free home

I’ve been really excited about Lent this year, because we’re actually participating in the Fast this time. William has a lot of food sensitivities (gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, fish, nuts, yeast, red meat…oh MY gosh, I could go on all day) that cause vomiting and other extreme digestive issues. So in the past, we’ve sort of…

Bright Idea Saturday: Church Dollhouse DIY

William does a lot of scripting. Most of you who have kids with autism know what this means, but for anyone who doesn’t, this essentially means that he obsessively quotes things. My kid can quote the first third of Finding Nemo, and he can do it all day. Doesn’t matter if someone’s trying to talk to…

4 Friends ASD parents need

I can’t imagine anyone having more supportive people than I do, so here’s a sampling of what they do right.

Free Printable: 40 Days of Gratitude, A Lenten Journal

Lent is coming! Lent is coming! With that in mind, I’ve done Thankful Thursday a little differently and put together a printable for us. 40 Days of Gratitude And I mean us. I’m doing this, too. I’ve included quotes on each page to help us call to mind our good things as we journey together through this season…

Diagnosis Day

October 7, 2010 was not a day that changed our lives. You’d think it would have been, but the days that changed me came before. Like the day I tried to fill out a milestones form at the pediatrician’s office and realized I couldn’t check any boxes. Or the day a family member said the word “autism”…