Sam the Anti-Preemie: Big Chicken

The Chicken’s Way Out

Did anyone notice? That is what I kept asking myself after hitting publish on my last post. The opening line was so obvious: After 7 months of single parenting, But, since I hadn't told a lot of people, I wasn't sure if anyone would really notice... or realize what I had just said. This … [Read More...]

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Sam the Anti=Preemie hanging with his sister

Of Lice and Poop

After 7 months of single parenting, I really thought I had a handle on things. We were a well-oiled machine. We were eating better. There was less fighting in the house. We were on-time to everything. Kids were happy. I was happy. Then, in one evening, my façade came crashing down in a pile … [Read More...]

Sam the Anti-Preemie in a bouncy house

Potty Training the Autistic Child

So, you think it is time to potty train your son.  Great!  But, before we start, I have to ask, why are you sure he is ready? Here are a few typical answers you might get: "Well- he keeps hiding in a corner when he poops, and every time he pees, he grabs at his diaper." "He asked is he could … [Read More...]

Sam The Anti-Preemie's amazing grandparents

Why is asking for help so hard?

You would think, with all I have been through, that by now I would be an expert at asking people for help.  Or at least accepting help when it is offered to me. The reality is, I am terrible at both.  I hate leaning on people.  I hate needing help.  I feel guilty every time I accept help. This … [Read More...]