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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Crushing My Autistic Child’s Spirit

“In your eyes, he becomes a collection of behaviors to reward or suppress, and on some level, he stops being a person to you.” Susan Senator wrote this startling revelation … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Consumed by Numbers

For almost a decade I was consumed with numbers. With every waking minute, numbers interrupted my every thought. “I need to (3.8) take out the trash” “My shift (100) starts … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Recovery From Today’s Medical Autism is Possible!

Today’s guest blog is from Maria O’Neil. Let’s listen respectfully as she discusses her personal beliefs on autism, treatment, and options available to our families. If you have any questions, … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 60 Comments

Planting a Seed, Cultivating a Dream

A garden is a striking similarity of the variation on a theme that is autism. Every spring, like clockwork, my crocuses are the first to greet me. The same beautiful … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

What I Learned About Love

Listen up folks: it’s not often we get a blog from a dad. Heck. It’s not often we see dads too actively involved, period, just due to deployment schedules, geo … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Love and Deployments

So you fell in love with a service member, love true love. The falling in love is the easy part.Its the navigating through the lifestyle that gets tricky. With the … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

18 Years and Still Best Friends

When MSNN decided to dedicate a week to working on our relationships, one person popped into my mind: my friend, Laura. Anyone who has had the privileged of knowing Laura, her husband … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Honest Discussion About Re-Integration

An Honest Discussion About Re-Integration.

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exercising Your Marriage Muscle

All too often, our marriages fall into complacency. We forget the special aspects of our spouse, those million different reasons why fell in love in the first place. With children … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment