Broken Cookies Quote: The Truth About Blended Marriage

A bit of wisdom learned at the feet of blending a lot of colorful folks together. Can't think of a better day to share it than our anniversary. Here's to 5 blessed, crazy, busy years of coming together in marriage... 🙂 To say we had a honeymoon period would be somewhat true, but, honestly, those … Continue reading Broken Cookies Quote: The Truth About Blended Marriage

Expectations: A Boost and a Burden

I alluded to a bit of this in my book update in February, but I find I continue to mull over expectations and what they can do to a person-people in general, of course, but, particularly, people on the spectrum. So...I thought it was worth a post of its own. 🙂 The right sort of … Continue reading Expectations: A Boost and a Burden

Broken Cookies Quote: A Perceptive Matchmaker?

This is a short one, but very dear to me. Really says it all about the wonderful road we've been on and the sweet bluntness of my autistic beauties. To set the stage-Our older three attended our first date, as some readers of the book may recall. 😉 This was my 6-year-old(at the time) daughter's … Continue reading Broken Cookies Quote: A Perceptive Matchmaker?

Book Update, February: A Lot of Interesting Individuals

Hey, folks. Been a bit since I had anything to share in the way of a book update. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being hosted by a favorite used bookstore of mine- Bookends. It was a lovely evening surrounded by classic books and a lot of great conversations. I was a part of what … Continue reading Book Update, February: A Lot of Interesting Individuals

Broken Cookies Quote: Difference

In honor of Elijah's birthday today, a quote from the book about when we first received his diagnosis and a little tip of the hat to his blessed difference... Elijah was on the spectrum...However, he still didn't fit the pigeonhole neatly. ( In fact, whatever pigeonholes there are in life, he'll just walk away from … Continue reading Broken Cookies Quote: Difference

Celebrations in Our Own Fashion

Last time I shared a Thursday Thought, it was rather somber in tone. It was the beginning of the great writing slow down for my mental health and the pondering of some pretty painful stuff as a mom to boot. It was good and necessary to the soul, of course.  There are times we must … Continue reading Celebrations in Our Own Fashion

Broken Cookies Quote: Mommy Guilt

Have no fear. This Thursday there will actually be a new thought.  But, today, I want to add something different and fairly simple to the mix. I hope it will resonate with those who who like little snippets of truth to carry with them throughout the day. I know I need them in my busy … Continue reading Broken Cookies Quote: Mommy Guilt

Adjustments in Autism: When There Are No Easy Answers

It's easy to talk up the joys of autism. They are such plentiful marvels to behold.  They are what I choose to emphasize for the greater good.  They are where I'd honestly rather stay most of the time-you know, in the vastly beautiful land of... Different, not less. And you better believe I believe that … Continue reading Adjustments in Autism: When There Are No Easy Answers

Where Hatred Can Take Us

Folks, I had no plans to share here till this upcoming Thursday and that was to be my quota for January. But, just as I am getting into the new groove of slowing down, something occurs that I cannot lay aside. God won't let me.  So, once more into the breach, dear friends... By now, … Continue reading Where Hatred Can Take Us

Clean Slates for Mucker-Uppers

There's something about the nearing of the new. From our ventilated rags to something crisp and fresh-from-the dryer. Makes this tired, old world feel young again. Now, I have never been one to make iron-clad resolutions. That's a sure set-up for failure right there. And my perfectionist self doesn't need any more fuel for kicking … Continue reading Clean Slates for Mucker-Uppers