No Minivan Mom

Be more than "Just" mom

Mom, when you were little……

My awesome daddy, still a daddy's girl.

Seemingly every day I am asked something about when I was a kid. My kids seem to think that we didn’t have anything, or do anything. This morning I was asked if I had ABCMouse to play when I was a kid. Well the answer to that is very simple. NO, but then the rest of the questions come out. They are hard to explain sometimes, because they seem to.. Read More

10 Truths about Marriage and Kids

There are certain things in life that will always be true no matter your situation, so I decided to write about just 10 of them.   1) Kids will be kids. You can get mad at them for being kids but that only punishes you. Kids yell, make messes, don’t listen and can just be straight-up obtuse.  Yelling at your kids only makes you feel bad later. Try talking to.. Read More

Things I didn’t think I would have to say

Seriously?

In all my life, there are things that I never thought that I would have to say. Some are silly, and mundane however others that I have caught myself saying or about to say just make me have to shake my head. I know that some of the things in my list are things that end up getting said as our children age, however there are a few that really.. Read More

Autism, Really?

I am an Autism Mom

I learned when my son was about 3 years old, that he was Autistic. I could have died. Infact I think that my heart did stop. I knew all of the signs, I was experienced on the subject. I had a hand in raising a little brother that was an Autist, after my mother left our family. Lack of speech No eye contact Delayed motor skills Stimming I could go on.. Read More

Birthday Parties

I made the invites this year!! YAY!!

My littlest is having a birthday this month. She is turning 6. A big girl now, well not so big she is a tiny little thing. We are planning on having an amazing birthday party for her. We are going to the barn to go horseback riding and have a barn treasure hunt. The kids are also going to be learning how to rope a dummy calf.  We are so.. Read More

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