Without a Crystal Ball

Our Journey through Chronic Illness & Autism

Hi Friends, The past few years, I have had the pleasure or maybe displeasure (I mean who wants a child that is chronically ill), to meet so many of you on Facebook¬†support groups. We have cried together, laughed together, and we have been to the darkest places together. No one else knows better the path …

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Chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug. I can hear the click of the wheels on the steel tracks, and the horn is starting to get louder and louder. The wind is picking up in my hair, and I can feel the speed I hold on for dear life to the seat on my side. Suddenly, there is a large crash, …

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Recently I went to the doctor because I wasn’t feeling very good. It wasn’t physical or anything of the sort. My brain didn’t feel right. I had spinning thoughts that I could not control, I found myself constantly sucked into the drama, I over-reacted to every single situation, my rage was at an all time …

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        Let’s talk about vaccines. ¬†I haven’t written about vaccines ever because of all the controversy that surrounds this topic. Over the years, I have gotten into some heated debates with parents that chose not to vaccinate. I understand that everyone has a choice to vaccinate or not, and until there is …

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Grieving is an inevitable part of parenting. All of our children were born their OWN person. Before their birth, all parents have dreams of what they see in their future with their kids. Most of us imagine the child growing up, having common experiences in adolescence, learning to drive, attending their prom, and going off …

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For the past several years, I have written and shared about my experience of raising my son who is medically fragile. What I haven’t shared is what the diagnosis has done to me and my mental health. I think it has been touched on in a few blogs, but today I want to get into …

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There are 4 seasons in the fine state of Minnesota, Winter, Spring, Mosquito, and Fall. It’s June, and we are officially in Mosquito season in the state of MN. It has been exceptionally wet this spring, and we have had several storms this month. The mosquitos are plentiful, and so are their bites. My mom …

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