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Family Visit and Blueberries!

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  The kids always love getting together with their cousins. This year was no different. They all had a blast running and playing outside. The highlight of the 3 days was, of course, blueberry picking!! We go to a blueberry farm called Serendipity Farm and we absolutely LOVE it there! We can take The Boy […]

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This pooch is LOVING the attention!

A Bath for the Dogs

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What beautiful day to give the dogs a bath! With the crazy weather that we had this year, I have put off giving our farm dogs their summer bath. But today was the day! They love getting brushed. The biggest problem we encounter is that they don’t want to wait their turn. So you will […]

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Been a tough day

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Gotta say that today was rough. Just downright tough. I mean as I am crying I just can’t get over how I have managed to get through the days like this one in the past. Do you know what I am talking about? You many not be an Autism parent. Maybe your kid has something […]

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Rekindled Romance

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The other night Hubby and I used a service at Family Autism Center in Rochester, NY. For $20 they cared for The Boy at their facility for a few hours. Was that ideal? No The center was over an hour away. I had to find a sitter for the other kids (thanks to my Teen […]

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Date Night

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Date nights are important for all of us. Single mom’s – go on a self care date or go out with a friend. Married couples – go on a date night. Date nights are important even when you are married. Especially when you are married. Everyone needs to take time to have fun! Let me say that […]

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Outer Demons a Short Story

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Outer Demons A short story written by Harrison Grady The carriage bounced and splashed across the wet cobblestone, making an earsplitting “crash” with every bump and pothole encountered. Dim, flickering lampposts passed on either side, providing mediocre illumination to the dark, foggy London night. Tobias Lange, who sat uncomfortably in the back of the carriage, […]

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What to play

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  The Boy has stopped going to bed at a decent hour. He is refusing all his oral meds/supplements. He is now afraid of my washer and won’t stay inside if there are more than 3 of us in the house. He is sitting in the car for HOURS plaing on an electronic device. All […]

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The most physical activity EVER

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Like so many children with Autism, my Boy suffers from sensory issues. He is bothered by sounds, lights and certain textures. Some of you may have heard of the term Sensory Processing Disorder. This is a disorder where the brain has a problem receiving and responding to stimulus in the environment. We typically think of […]

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Chilling during the fireworks.

4th of July Fireworks

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For the 4th of July we decided to stay home. Why? Over the years we have found that The Boy can tolerate some fireworks, but he needs to feel safe about it. So many think of dogs and our veterans – but my Boy suffers too. Our dogs are easy. They just need some Lavender essential oil. […]

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Turkey Babies on the Farm

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Today I got my little, bitty babies for the homestead. I have always wanted to have turkey on the farm, but I always seemed to have problems with day old turkeys. We would order the babies, they would arrive heathy and then die within a week. I was told over and over again that turkeys […]

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