I just realized that I haven’t talked about our Autism journey enough on here, which is the whole reason I started this blog. If you are friends with me on Facebook you probably see posts about Jayce and pictures so you know a little about what’s going on, but I wanted to post an update here, too! My first post on this blog was sharing our journey to finding out Jayce was on the spectrum and you can read that HERE. I have also shared a few other Autism related posts including THIS post to encourage other parents who may have recently gotten a diagnosis and THIS post to share some of our daily challenges and struggles at the time. [Read more…]
Today I was a bad mom.
Today I looked at the crumbs all over the floor, the toys covering the living room, the frightening amounts of laundry that cover most of my bedroom, I thought back to all the times that I got too stressed out and raised my voice at my toddler, I thought about all the moments that I was on my phone when I should have been focused on my boys, I thought about all the times where literally all I wanted was to sleep and be alone, I looked at my to-do list that gets longer everyday and rarely gets a dent made in it, I thought about everything that I needed to do and every situation that wasn’t the way it should be and it hit me…
The mom guilt.
Thank you to START Planner for partnering with me on this post.
I don’t know about all of y’all, but this year was something. There were definitely some good things that happened (like sweet Eli joining our family), but overall I feel like 2016 was quite challenging. I love when a new year starts and I have a new opportunity to clear all the past junk out of my head, get organized, get re-energized and set new goals for myself and my family. I’m not the most organized person in the world *hello scatterbrained mess* so I usually need something to help me stay on track. I recently got the START planner and it is by far the best planner I’ve ever used!
Almost 1 year ago I was right where you are in this moment. I was standing in your shoes, I was feeling the indescribable feelings that you’re feeling, and I was broken hearted and lost. You just found out. You officially were told that your child is on the Autism spectrum. You don’t know how this happened, why this happened, what it means or where to go from here. Every step ahead of you seems like a battle that you won’t win. I’ve been there. [Read more…]