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Having a Second Child When Your Oldest Has Autism

Having a Second Child

Dear Hubby and I enjoyed our time as newlyweds together.  We traveled, we were spontaneous, and we had all of the time in the world for each other.  As a matter of fact, we were having so much fun that the years flew by quickly for us.  We were knocking on our 30s before the… Read More


Our Autism Journey: The Diagnosis

Our Autism Journey: The Diagnosis

Our Autism journey has been like a roller coaster ride. We’ve experienced the lowest of lows and the highest of highs along a path with many twists and turns. Here’s our story… It all started back in 2008. Big Brother was 15 months old and not talking. He had already met his other developmental milestones… Read More


Going to Church with a Special Needs Child

Going to Church with a Special Needs Child

I was having a rough morning. Despite my best intentions to be on time, a last minute diaper change had me running late for church. I picked up my baby boy from the changing table and moved quickly through the house, grabbing the baby bag, my purse and coat, and my oldest son. I loaded… Read More


Christmas Blessings

Hello Everyone! Christmas is very special for my family this year.  For starters, my husband is home and not deployed!  He has been either deployed or getting ready to deploy for three out of the past four years during Christmas time.  We usually travel for Christmas, but this year we are taking it easy and… Read More

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Book Review: Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

It’s not often that I do book reviews on this blog.  I love to read, but with my little ones, I find it hard to find time to read for pleasure. But every once in a while, a book comes across my radar that peaks my interest. I was very excited about the spring release… Read More


In Honor of Our Veterans

My son’s school had a Veterans Day Assembly on last friday.  It was a very nice tribute to veterans from every branch of service. The program included several singing selections by students from different grade levels and two teachers sang beautiful solos. Our son was very excited to see his father, baby brother, and me… Read More

Pearl Harbor Memorial

Since we are a military family, a visit to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Pearl Harbor. As a matter of fact, it was one of the first places we visited. Unfortunately, we got there about 30 minutes before closing time. Disappointed, we decided to try our best to see what we could… Read More


Hello everyone! I have two articles that are featured in the December 2011 issue of Military Spouse Magazine. God has been blessing me with one writing opportunity after the other and I’m so thankful! The first article is about a remarkable Marine wife named Kimberly Herman. She gave the gift of life in a unique… Read More


Common Misconceptions About Hiring Military Spouses

Last week, I called a rehab center to arrange occupational therapy services for my son. The lady who answered the phone told me that it would be months before my son would be seen and that they were the only facility in our area that provided occupational therapy for children with autism. I couldn’t believe… Read More


My Article in Military Spouse Magazine

Make sure you check out the October issue of Military Spouse Magazine! I have an article in there entitled, “For the Love of Cupcakes.” It’s about two military spouses that partnered with another lady to create a cupcake business. I had a great time talking with these ladies and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the article… Read More

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