Aug 31, 2019


Princess Magpie loves to sing.  She gets into one song and then sings it all the time.  It makes me smile and Little Prince loves it.  Lately she has been singing,"Fireworks". I have to say, I love that her latest choice is such an empowering song.

Aug 30, 2019

More Time

We spent more time with Princess Notsosnowwhite today.  It was a nice day with my family and old friends.

Aug 29, 2019

Conversations with Princess Belle

It us nice when your kids reaffirm how they feel about my parenting. 

Today, Princess Belle and I were discussing the different types of mothers in a movie we were watching.  She was listing them all off and in the middle of the discussion she said, "Oh and in case your wondering, you are the good type of mom." And then she kept on talking.  It made me smile.

Earlier today she was talking to Princess Snifflefritz about introverts and extroverts.  She was saying that it is possible to like spending time with your family and be an introvert.  She said, "Like me . . . I am an introvert, I don't like to people, but I like to spend time with Mom." I had to smile.

Aug 28, 2019


I met with my kids' new pediatrician today. She is great! I really connected with her. She has a lot of thing she's actually going to do to help Princess Belle. I am so amazed. I want so many things for my girl and I think this doctor can help me get them.

She is going to do the testing that Little Prince needs. There are some tests that he wouldn't participate in when he was younger. But she's going to schedule them for now. She really seems to care about my kids. And I am thrilled that she's their pediatrician.

Aug 27, 2019


I had a wonderful visit with Princess Notsosnowwhite.  We talked about old times and things that are going on now in our lives.  I watched her wedding video (I cried). It is going to be a nice few days.

Aug 26, 2019

Another Step

I went to Little Prince's school today. I met with his principal. I am feeling pretty good that it will be a positive experience for him. It is completely terrifying for me. I know this is the right thing for him. I know that he will flourish in a new environment dedicated to meeting his needs. But handing my baby over to somebody else to teach is a new experience that I don't enjoy. He is my baby, he is autistic, he is special. He is my youngest baby and I'm a little scared. But it will be good for him, and I know he will like it.

Aug 25, 2019


The little girls love going outside with our neighbors' puppies.  Every day they come running to ask to go play with the puppiezwjsn they are out.  Even Little Prince loves to watch.

Aug 24, 2019


I have been decluttering, organizing, and paring down. As a result, my house is looking so much less cluttered and messy.  Little by little I am making this much smaller place work. I wanted a smaller house, I find it SO much easier to keep clean.  We also have a routine where the kids' rooms are cleaned every day. It is such a breath of fresh air to be able to relax in an organized space.

Aug 21, 2019


It is a warm, sunny August day.  The kids have been enjoying the yard and deck. 

Aug 19, 2019

Summer fun

We had a lovely summer day visiting and enjoying pleasant conversation.  Little Prince had a great time, which is always fun.

Aug 18, 2019


It is a sweet, quiet Sunday.  We spent a nice day at home just enjoying each other.  I got some housework done, and listened to my babies laughing and giggling together. It was a lovely day.

Aug 17, 2019

PJ Party

My baby boy is actually wearing jammies for someone close to his age!!! It fits him!!!  Even the waist fits him

Aug 16, 2019

Weekly Weigh-in

I am down 2.8 lbs this week.  That put me back in Onederland!! I am so happy!  That is 22.6 lbs in the last 2 1/2 months and 65.2 lbs lost overall.  Yay!

Aug 14, 2019


We spent the day with Grandma Great.  The kids had a great time.

Aug 13, 2019

The Right Thing

I am feeling confident in my decision to put Little Prince into public school.  I think it will be good for him.  It is scary, but right.

On his first day of school, I will have a girls day with the girls.  They are still being homeschooled, and I don't want them to be worried about their baby brother at schoool, or to feel left out. 

Aug 12, 2019

Big Decision

This is a face of a little man that will be going to public school this year. I am being brave and trusting somebody else to teach my boy. I just think that maybe the school might have more tools and more resources to help this incredibly smart little boy be the best that he can be. It is scary for me, and I'm going to need to be brave. But I really do think it will be the best thing in the world for him. I may need support when the time comes.

Aug 11, 2019


I am trying to have a better attitude for my kids. This is a rough time and I am trying to pull it all together.  But, I can't let my troubles stress out my babies.  They deserve a fun summer.

Aug 8, 2019


I am having a rough day.  I can't even talk about it. I just need a break.  Thank god for my sweet babies.

Aug 7, 2019

Bubbly Fun

This summer, Little Prince's biggest entertainment has been sitting on the deck with his sisters.  He loves to watch them blow bubbles and he loves yo sing with Princess Magpie.  Even Princess Belle joins them doe giggles fun sometimes.

Aug 6, 2019


I have discovered that I can't keep track of any movie series that goes beyond 3 movies. If there's a first movie and a sequel and the second sequel, I can keep track of them or not. But after three movies I have no idea whether I've seen the movie or not. Have you seen the latest Spider-Man? I don't know. Have you seen the latest Avengers movie, or the latest Fast and Furious movie? I have no idea. I like the movies but I can't keep track. My brain is not wired for anything beyond three movies. They just blend together in my head they all seem like one movie and I can't tell them apart. And never mind the movies that go back to the beginning and start all over again. Those I really can't keep track of. I guess I'm just defective.

Aug 5, 2019


Little Prince was up at 4:30 this morning. I spent hours chasing him around the house, trying to keep him out of trouble, and trying to keep him quiet. By the time the rest of the kids got up I was exhausted. We did go out on the deck for a while. It was fun to see him so excited. It doesn't matter if he gets it through every day, which he does. He is newly excited by the deck everyday.

Aug 4, 2019


Daddy put a television into the little girls' room.  Little Prince hasn't wanted to leave their room since.  6:50 this morning, he thundered into their room, plunked hims4ld onto Princess Magpie's bed, demanded Treehouse and refused to leave.  Silly boy
  They were less than thrilled but were sweet about it.  They lay in bed and let him watch tv.

Aug 3, 2019


It has been a productive couple of days. Yesterday I cleaned, organized and sorted out the girls' bedroom. They now have twice as much floor space as they did to begin with. It looks amazing. And they're very excited by it.

Today I organized and sorted out my bedroom. It looks so much better. It now has more floor space it doesn't look cluttered and I don't get stressed out when I go into it.

This afternoon after that I did seven loads of laundry. It is amazing amount of clothing and towels everybody in our house and crammed in the corners of their rooms!

Tomorrow I'm doing the rest of the laundry. Three or four more loads tomorrow. But that means said it three days I will have cleaned up and sorted my entire house, done seven loads of laundry, and now my house is perfect, Tip Top shape. Well except for whatever the kids mess up while I'm out doing laundry.