Emily's Puzzle - the Importance of Date Night - Marriage, Parenting, Family, Autism, Love
Autobiography

The Importance of Date Night

Two weeks after my first child was born, the phone calls, well wishers and Facebook posts had tapered off.  I was contentedly marveling at this little being that we had created.  Then my husband says, “What do you think about having a date night Saturday?”  The music in my head stopped abruptly, I sat up in the chair and squeezed Owen a little tighter, a date night, already?  My mind started racing with excuses, “I can’t go, I can’t leave him.”

Emily's Puzzle - Why Autism Makes Me a Better Mom - From preschool to homeschool to growing up and letting go.
Autism

Why Autism Makes Me a Better Mom

My life leading up to Owen’s diagnosis was a series of events.  Life seemed to just happen to me; most of the time it felt as though I was just along for the ride.  I didn’t put much thought into the why’s or how’s of life.  I took for granted that the next step would be mapped out for me.  

Emily's Puzzle - Life After Autism - Autism, Family Marriage, Parenting, & Acceptance
Autism

Life After Autism

I had no idea that January 22, 2013, was the day that our life's course would be forever changed.  That our outlook and perspectives on life would shift and who we were as people, parents and a family would never be the same.  All of…