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People often remark how patient I am with Jack-Jack. But I wonder why I was not as patient with my other children. Because when Jack-Jack is happy, he is very happy. And when he is sad, it is heart wrenching and time-consuming. And there are times I think I might become impatient, but then I look at this face. 
Today Jeff and Marcus went to get FastPasses for a ride. We were meeting them in another area of Epcot. The moment they walked away, Jack-Jack started asking questions. “Why did Dad and Marcus leave us? Are they ever coming back?” I explained the situation, but the words kept coming. “Quick, we need to find them before it’s too late.” As I really watch him, my heart hurts. I want him to understand, but there is just so much that he doesn’t grasp. 
And Holy Spirit shows me this is how I am with God. When I need to wait on God’s perfect timing, I reply, “Quick God, before it’s too late.” And God desires me to trust Him, but yet when I don’t understand I get upset and whine. And often I whine longer than Jack-Jack does. And God is patient with me because he understands I lack the capacity to comprehend fully. 
If only we could all extend the same level of patience with each other! If only we could understand that everyone is at a different level, and offer compassion. I think God gave me Jack-Jack to teach me this. #autism #autismtravel #asd #choosecompassion #bloggerlife #bloggermom #autismblogger #christianblogger #meltdown #homeschooling #homeschoolblogger #godgavemeyou
People often remark how patient I am with Jack-Jack. But I wonder why I was not as patient with my other children. Because when Jack-Jack is happy, he is very happy. And when he is sad, it is heart wrenching and time-consuming. And there are times I think I might become impatient, but then I look at this face. Today Jeff and Marcus went to get FastPasses for a ride. We were meeting them in another area of Epcot. The moment they walked away, Jack-Jack started asking questions. “Why did Dad and Marcus leave us? Are they ever coming back?” I explained the situation, but the words kept coming. “Quick, we need to find them before it’s too late.” As I really watch him, my heart hurts. I want him to understand, but there is just so much that he doesn’t grasp. And Holy Spirit shows me this is how I am with God. When I need to wait on God’s perfect timing, I reply, “Quick God, before it’s too late.” And God desires me to trust Him, but yet when I don’t understand I get upset and whine. And often I whine longer than Jack-Jack does. And God is patient with me because he understands I lack the capacity to comprehend fully. If only we could all extend the same level of patience with each other! If only we could understand that everyone is at a different level, and offer compassion. I think God gave me Jack-Jack to teach me this. #autism  #autismtravel  #asd  #choosecompassion  #bloggerlife  #bloggermom  #autismblogger  #christianblogger  #meltdown  #homeschooling  #homeschoolblogger  #godgavemeyou 
And now you know why I am a Disney Mom. This is too sweet not to share in multiple locations. Watching him skip into Magic Kingdom just made my heart swell. #hishappyplace #autism #autismmom #disneymom #memoriesaremadeofthis #disneytravel #disneysmmc #disneykid #magickingdompark #wheretheworldisright #christianblogger #disneyblogger #disneyhomeschooler #disneylife #autismtravel
I can post pretty pictures, but behind the photo there is a reality that isn't as pretty.
Last week I was on a blogging retreat, and this week my family is on vacation. This is my view. But as a blogging homeschooling mom with an autistic child, I seldom get much work done throughout the week. This means most weekends and vacations I am working. Don't get me wrong - I am thankful for the ability to go somewhere sunny and sit and work, but while my family is off enjoying themselves, I have been sitting here planning and writing because most times that is my only break. 
Most autism moms can identify. Often they go get jobs because there is much less mom guilt in working than in just taking time for ourselves. .
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#truthinblogging #momguilt #momguiltisreal #autismmom #bloggingmom #typhoonlagoon #myofficefortheday #workathomemom #theworldismyoffice #disneywaterpark #disneylife #waltdisneyworldresort #disneytravel #disneylife #disneyblogger #disneysmmc #disneymom #homeschoolmom
I can post pretty pictures, but behind the photo there is a reality that isn't as pretty. Last week I was on a blogging retreat, and this week my family is on vacation. This is my view. But as a blogging homeschooling mom with an autistic child, I seldom get much work done throughout the week. This means most weekends and vacations I am working. Don't get me wrong - I am thankful for the ability to go somewhere sunny and sit and work, but while my family is off enjoying themselves, I have been sitting here planning and writing because most times that is my only break. Most autism moms can identify. Often they go get jobs because there is much less mom guilt in working than in just taking time for ourselves. . . . #truthinblogging  #momguilt  #momguiltisreal  #autismmom  #bloggingmom  #typhoonlagoon  #myofficefortheday  #workathomemom  #theworldismyoffice  #disneywaterpark  #disneylife  #waltdisneyworldresort  #disneytravel  #disneylife  #disneyblogger  #disneysmmc  #disneymom  #homeschoolmom 
This little boy has waited for years for this day. He first found a Slinky Dog ride on YouTube, but it was in Paris. At that time I told him someday. When WDW started to build Toy Story Land, he talked about and waited for day he could ride Slinky. Toy Story is his favorite Pixar movie. 
He was thrilled to ride, and he rode a second time. 
Interestingly, he would never ride a steel coaster at any other theme park if he can see the track. It's amazing how Slinky Dog calmed his fears! 
By the Way - there are 9 rows of seats on each Slinky Dog - fun fact courtesy of Jack-Jack.
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#toystoryland #disneyshollywoodstudio #hollywoodstudios #disneystoystory #slinkydogdash #slinkydog #slinkycoaster #slinkydogcoaster #autismmom #autismtravel #overcomingfears #homeschooolmom #homeschoolingmom #disneyschooling #disneylife #wdwpov #toystorytoys
This little boy has waited for years for this day. He first found a Slinky Dog ride on YouTube, but it was in Paris. At that time I told him someday. When WDW started to build Toy Story Land, he talked about and waited for day he could ride Slinky. Toy Story is his favorite Pixar movie. He was thrilled to ride, and he rode a second time. Interestingly, he would never ride a steel coaster at any other theme park if he can see the track. It's amazing how Slinky Dog calmed his fears! By the Way - there are 9 rows of seats on each Slinky Dog - fun fact courtesy of Jack-Jack. . . . . #toystoryland  #disneyshollywoodstudio  #hollywoodstudios  #disneystoystory  #slinkydogdash  #slinkydog  #slinkycoaster  #slinkydogcoaster  #autismmom  #autismtravel  #overcomingfears  #homeschooolmom  #homeschoolingmom  #disneyschooling  #disneylife  #wdwpov  #toystorytoys 
Do you know what the gift for the 34th Anniversary is? Do you know that most Anniversary lists stop at 30 and then go every 5 years? I’ve decided that the 34th Anniversary is Lobster. My dinner last night at Disney’s Yachtsman Steakhouse. #yachtsmansteakhouse #lobsterdinner #disneysyachtclub #disneysyachtclubresort #34thanniversary #anniversarydinner #disneyblogger #disneyfamily #disneyfun #disneytravel #disneysmmc #disneymom #happyanniversarytous #disneydining #disneyfoodie #disneydinner
Do you know what the gift for the 34th Anniversary is? Do you know that most Anniversary lists stop at 30 and then go every 5 years? I’ve decided that the 34th Anniversary is Lobster. My dinner last night at Disney’s Yachtsman Steakhouse. #yachtsmansteakhouse  #lobsterdinner  #disneysyachtclub  #disneysyachtclubresort  #34thanniversary  #anniversarydinner  #disneyblogger  #disneyfamily  #disneyfun  #disneytravel  #disneysmmc  #disneymom  #happyanniversarytous  #disneydining  #disneyfoodie  #disneydinner 
Today - 34 years ago - we stood before God and man and pledged to love, cherish and some other stuff until death parts us. 
And even when my husband died, God had other plans for us! 
Off the cruise and celebrating together today! @lindsaydelisiophotography #lindsaydelisiophotography
#happyanniversary #34years #marriedyoung #stillmarried #covenantmarriage #tildeathdouspart #memoriesaremadeofthis #celebratingtogether #christianwife #christianblogger #committment #bloggingwife
Today - 34 years ago - we stood before God and man and pledged to love, cherish and some other stuff until death parts us. And even when my husband died, God had other plans for us! Off the cruise and celebrating together today! @lindsaydelisiophotography #lindsaydelisiophotography  #happyanniversary  #34years  #marriedyoung  #stillmarried  #covenantmarriage  #tildeathdouspart  #memoriesaremadeofthis  #celebratingtogether  #christianwife  #christianblogger  #committment  #bloggingwife 
Last day at sea - It’s been a wonderful conference and I have learned so much. I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me to attend Permission to Hustle. This group of women have shared from their hearts the tricks, tips, and wisdom that they have to help others! Thank You! May I be as open and helpful to others. @carnival @permissiontohustle #permissiontohustle #carnivalsunrise #pthcarnival #womenwhoblog #bloggingwomen #blogginglife #bloggingconference #memoriesaremadeofthis #learningeveryday #todayisanewday #whathaveyoulearnedtoday #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homeschoolblogger #opensea
Last day at sea - It’s been a wonderful conference and I have learned so much. I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me to attend Permission to Hustle. This group of women have shared from their hearts the tricks, tips, and wisdom that they have to help others! Thank You! May I be as open and helpful to others. @carnival @permissiontohustle #permissiontohustle  #carnivalsunrise  #pthcarnival  #womenwhoblog  #bloggingwomen  #blogginglife  #bloggingconference  #memoriesaremadeofthis  #learningeveryday  #todayisanewday  #whathaveyoulearnedtoday  #homeschooling  #homeschoolmom  #homeschoolblogger  #opensea 
What are you struggling with today? 
I am missing my family! I think about the days before Facetime, and I am feeling blessed that I get to "see" my loves. I'm not going to lie. Today is a harder day than the past few days. I have never left my family. I know Jack-Jack is in the best hands. Melissa helped raise him. She knows him. She loves him. 
So I will say a prayer that everyone on the homefront is okay, and I will continue to learn so I can best serve the people that God places before me!
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#pthcarnival #permissiontohustle #thefirsttripisthehardest #pthretreat #thankfulforfacetime #memoriesaremadeofthis #learningeverywhere #blogginglife #homeschoolmom #homeschoolblogger #raisingchildren #facetiming #countingmyblessings #thankfulthursday #thankfulness #blessingsabound 
#countingmyblessingseveryday #selfrenewal #workingtrip
What are you struggling with today? I am missing my family! I think about the days before Facetime, and I am feeling blessed that I get to "see" my loves. I'm not going to lie. Today is a harder day than the past few days. I have never left my family. I know Jack-Jack is in the best hands. Melissa helped raise him. She knows him. She loves him. So I will say a prayer that everyone on the homefront is okay, and I will continue to learn so I can best serve the people that God places before me! . . . #pthcarnival  #permissiontohustle  #thefirsttripisthehardest  #pthretreat  #thankfulforfacetime  #memoriesaremadeofthis  #learningeverywhere  #blogginglife  #homeschoolmom  #homeschoolblogger  #raisingchildren  #facetiming  #countingmyblessings  #thankfulthursday  #thankfulness  #blessingsabound  #countingmyblessingseveryday  #selfrenewal  #workingtrip 
This trip has been one of many firsts for me. First solo trip in my whole life, first Carnival Cruise, first time touching foreign soil (not counting Canada), and first time swimming with stingrays! 
Having a great time and learning a lot from the Permission to Hustle blogging community. #carnivalpartner @permissiontohustle @carnival .
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#pthcarnival #carnivalcruiseline #carnivalcruise #stingray #holdingastingray #grandcayman #grandcaymanisland #permissiontohustle #blogginglife #bloggingtrip #bloggingconference #memoriesaremadeofthis #dayoffirsts #learningeverywhere #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolblogger #travelblogger
This trip has been one of many firsts for me. First solo trip in my whole life, first Carnival Cruise, first time touching foreign soil (not counting Canada), and first time swimming with stingrays! Having a great time and learning a lot from the Permission to Hustle blogging community. #carnivalpartner  @permissiontohustle @carnival . . . #pthcarnival  #carnivalcruiseline  #carnivalcruise  #stingray  #holdingastingray  #grandcayman  #grandcaymanisland  #permissiontohustle  #blogginglife  #bloggingtrip  #bloggingconference  #memoriesaremadeofthis  #dayoffirsts  #learningeverywhere  #homeschoolingmom  #homeschoolblogger  #travelblogger 
#sponsored Follow me this week aboard the Carnival Paradise as I learn more about blogging and social media. I, along with a fantastic group of bloggers, are learning from the best bloggers out there. Make sure to follow the hashtag #pthcarnival to find out what we are learning and all about Carnival cruises. @audreymcclellan @verasweeney .
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@carnival #crusing  #firstcarnivalcruise #permissiontohustle #carnivalparadise #bloggingconference #bloggerstyle #bloggertrip #homeschoolblogger #momatsea #firsttripalone #learningeveryday #travelvacation
#sponsored  Follow me this week aboard the Carnival Paradise as I learn more about blogging and social media. I, along with a fantastic group of bloggers, are learning from the best bloggers out there. Make sure to follow the hashtag #pthcarnival  to find out what we are learning and all about Carnival cruises. @audreymcclellan @verasweeney . . . . @carnival #crusing  #firstcarnivalcruise  #permissiontohustle  #carnivalparadise  #bloggingconference  #bloggerstyle  #bloggertrip  #homeschoolblogger  #momatsea  #firsttripalone  #learningeveryday  #travelvacation 
Part of School Today - Because everyone should learn how to play video games. Actually the interaction @stonefruit_coffee is priceless. Plus they have the best coffee in Ytown!
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What are your kids learning today?
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#stonefruitcoffee #videogames #pinballmachine #alwayslearning #theworldisourclassroom #humaninteraction #autismmom #autismschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #ytown #youngstownohio #localblogger #letthemplay #playmatters #learningeveryday #learningeverywhere #boardmanohio
Part of School Today - Because everyone should learn how to play video games. Actually the interaction @stonefruit_coffee is priceless. Plus they have the best coffee in Ytown! . . What are your kids learning today? . . . #stonefruitcoffee  #videogames  #pinballmachine  #alwayslearning  #theworldisourclassroom  #humaninteraction  #autismmom  #autismschool  #homeschooling  #homeschoolmom  #ytown  #youngstownohio  #localblogger  #letthemplay  #playmatters  #learningeveryday  #learningeverywhere  #boardmanohio 
Grand and reserve champion Pygmy goats. The named them Elsa and Anna after Disney’s Frozen movie. The ribbons are for the goats, but both boys are champions everyday in my book. They had a great day! @canfieldfair @national4h #itsfairtime #national4h #canfieldfair #countyfair #canfieldohio #4hgrowshere #4hgrown #autism #autismmom #overcomingdisabilities #mahoningcounty4h #tomakethebestbetter #pygmygoats #grandchampion #reservechampion #elsaandanna #alwaysdisney #somethingtocrowabout #memoriesaremadeofthis #goatshow
Grand and reserve champion Pygmy goats. The named them Elsa and Anna after Disney’s Frozen movie. The ribbons are for the goats, but both boys are champions everyday in my book. They had a great day! @canfieldfair @national4h #itsfairtime  #national4h  #canfieldfair  #countyfair  #canfieldohio  #4hgrowshere  #4hgrown  #autism  #autismmom  #overcomingdisabilities  #mahoningcounty4h  #tomakethebestbetter  #pygmygoats  #grandchampion  #reservechampion  #elsaandanna  #alwaysdisney  #somethingtocrowabout  #memoriesaremadeofthis  #goatshow 
She held his hand! He was more afraid today than he has been in the past. Last night he made sure he was not where the other pigs were. Today she held his hand and guided him. 
As a mom, my heart breaks when I see him struggle, but I am so thankful for those hands that hold his. 
The week at the fair we encounter so many people that come alongside him and encourage him. I appreciate the kind words, the pats on the back, and the smiles that let us know you are rooting for this little boy.
And I love watching him grow while she holds his hand.
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#sheholdshishand #sisterlove❤️ #autismlove #swineshow #4her #canfieldfair #canfieldfair2018 #canfieldohio #mahoningcounty4h #tomakethebestbetter #hogshow #ytown #tomakethebestbetter #ytown
She held his hand! He was more afraid today than he has been in the past. Last night he made sure he was not where the other pigs were. Today she held his hand and guided him. As a mom, my heart breaks when I see him struggle, but I am so thankful for those hands that hold his. The week at the fair we encounter so many people that come alongside him and encourage him. I appreciate the kind words, the pats on the back, and the smiles that let us know you are rooting for this little boy. And I love watching him grow while she holds his hand. . . . #sheholdshishand  #sisterlove ❤️ #autismlove  #swineshow  #4her  #canfieldfair  #canfieldfair2018  #canfieldohio  #mahoningcounty4h  #tomakethebestbetter  #hogshow  #ytown  #tomakethebestbetter  #ytown 
Fair Time - Jack-Jack loves the Canfield Fair, but his allergies are horrible this year. And yet he still is smiling. I love how he loves being here. Watch for more photos of him and his pig and goat!
BTW, he has never taken anything for allergies, and I worried about starting something this week, but his allergies are fierce! Any suggestions?
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#canfieldohio #canfieldfair #canfieldfair2018 #itsfairtime #somethingtocrowabout #autism #autismmom #4her #tomakethebestbetter #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homeschoolblogger #homeschoollife #learningeveryday #overcomingobstacles #embracelife #ytown #youngstownohio #countyfair #365homeschool
Fair Time - Jack-Jack loves the Canfield Fair, but his allergies are horrible this year. And yet he still is smiling. I love how he loves being here. Watch for more photos of him and his pig and goat! BTW, he has never taken anything for allergies, and I worried about starting something this week, but his allergies are fierce! Any suggestions? . . . #canfieldohio  #canfieldfair  #canfieldfair2018  #itsfairtime  #somethingtocrowabout  #autism  #autismmom  #4her  #tomakethebestbetter  #homeschooling  #homeschoolmom  #homeschoolblogger  #homeschoollife  #learningeveryday  #overcomingobstacles  #embracelife  #ytown  #youngstownohio  #countyfair  #365homeschool 
I have homeschooled a lot of years - 25 to be exact. And there are a few lessons I have learned over the years. One of the lessons is about supplies. Over on the blog (link in bio), I share my favorite and must buy items to keep both me and my kids happy! @weareprang @prismacolor
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#homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homeschoollife #homeschoolblogger #homeschoolsupplies #learningeveryday #prismacolorpencils #prangwatercolors #prangwatercolor #artsupplies #homeschoolart #365homeschool #backtoschoolsupplies #backtohomeschool #elementsoffunlearning #homeschoolcurriculum #autismschool #homeeducation #learningthroughplay #teachingathome #canfield #youngstownohio
I have homeschooled a lot of years - 25 to be exact. And there are a few lessons I have learned over the years. One of the lessons is about supplies. Over on the blog (link in bio), I share my favorite and must buy items to keep both me and my kids happy! @weareprang @prismacolor . . . #homeschooling  #homeschoolmom  #homeschoollife  #homeschoolblogger  #homeschoolsupplies  #learningeveryday  #prismacolorpencils  #prangwatercolors  #prangwatercolor  #artsupplies  #homeschoolart  #365homeschool  #backtoschoolsupplies  #backtohomeschool  #elementsoffunlearning  #homeschoolcurriculum  #autismschool  #homeeducation  #learningthroughplay  #teachingathome  #canfield  #youngstownohio 
#AD Are you a busy mom? Do you find yourself wondering how you will get it all done?  As a working homeschooling mom, I get it. Somedays I have to pause and ask, "Did I feed my kids today?" Can you relate? And then the guilt sets in when you realize you haven't fed your kids yet!  Jack-Jack forgets to tell us that he needs to eat. The moment we get in the car to run errands or to go to music lessons, he will ask, "Where are we going?" which his way of saying, "I'm hungry." That is why I love Sheetz. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I can order from their Made-to-Order menu online, but my kids love ordering from the cool touch screens. Sheetz makes my mom life easier.  Jack-Jack loves the chicken strip kids meal with apples, chocolate milk, and fries. It's a perfect size for younger kids as a meal, but I get them for Jack-Jack as a snack on-the-go! What is your kid's favorite Sheetz item? #Sheetz #busymom #MomLife @sheetz
#AD  Are you a busy mom? Do you find yourself wondering how you will get it all done? As a working homeschooling mom, I get it. Somedays I have to pause and ask, "Did I feed my kids today?" Can you relate? And then the guilt sets in when you realize you haven't fed your kids yet! Jack-Jack forgets to tell us that he needs to eat. The moment we get in the car to run errands or to go to music lessons, he will ask, "Where are we going?" which his way of saying, "I'm hungry." That is why I love Sheetz. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I can order from their Made-to-Order menu online, but my kids love ordering from the cool touch screens. Sheetz makes my mom life easier. Jack-Jack loves the chicken strip kids meal with apples, chocolate milk, and fries. It's a perfect size for younger kids as a meal, but I get them for Jack-Jack as a snack on-the-go! What is your kid's favorite Sheetz item? #Sheetz  #busymom  #MomLife  @sheetz