Our New Normal

We are homesteading. The orchard is doing well. We are enjoying our garden veggies and now collecting eggs from our 5 chickens. Building the fence for the orchard, garden, and now building a chicken coop has been a lot of work but worth it. Who would have thought that I would be out feeding and…

Getting Back To A Regular Schedule

Opening my salon back up is what I have been waiting for. It’s so great seeing everyone. My clients are sharing what they have been doing. We are all talking about the feeling of isolation. I have heard that for some people this has felt great. Less people in stores, less people in the office,…

Crippling/Debilitating

Brittany’s school years would be something no one would every want there child to go through. Mental health is something that can be crippling/debilitating. Seriously affecting someones strength to make it through a regular day. You want to get out of bed, you know you need to get out of bed, yet you have extremely…

Mental Health

I just looked up the number of people that suffer from mental health. Today’s numbers are around 450 million people. I remember trying to find a therapist that would work well for our family. It wasn’t easy. We would hear of a good therapist and then find out they were not taking new patients, or…

Fresh Start

We have come along way with autism and metal health. I thought autism was the only major thing our family would every have to face. That all changed when Brittany was diagnosed with epilepsy and mental health. Brittany has had a lot of therapy. Today she is a strong beautiful lady. When She was younger…

10,000 Steps

Saturday Lindsey and I went for a walk. We enjoy our walks together. We took a different route this time. We got in our 10,000 steps. It was windy which was making our walk home more challenging. We talked about all the steps we have taken and the times that we felt like we were…

Your Biggest Influence

This morning as I sit down to blog and start thinking about what topic will I talk about today, I decided to go to Lindsey’s many papers about her autism. The first one I grab will be my blog . I’m looking at a letter that she wrote to her Aunt Linda. My sister. For…

Rainy Day

This Thursday will mark 6 weeks of my salon being closed. I started out feeling like I had no choice but to close. I did close one day before the state officially closed Wisconsin salons. I miss my clients so much. I get phone calls from them asking “are you sure you can’t cut my…

Looking for Calmness

When Lindsey was young our days consisted of multiple therapy appointments, many Dr. appointments, teacher phone calls, and paper work. Though there were very few, I could sometimes find a day of no appointments, no paper work, and maybe a day with no temper tantrum. It seemed to be when I was at my braking…

Our Orchard/Garden

Todd asked me a couple weeks ago about what I thought of some more fruit trees. We currently have 4 apple trees that we planted 3 years ago. Todd has enjoyed the trees and apple pie making with my Mom. I agreed to 2 cherry trees and 2 pear trees. When he gets something going…