Happy Halloween

Halloween 1991 Brittany was 8 months old. We borrowed a Lady Bug costume. I couldn’t have been more excited to bring Brittany trick or treating regardless of a Halloween blizzard. Driving in a non 4 wheel drive truck in 28 inches of snow. Brittany giggled and smiled while in her very bulky costume. This is…

Bon Appetit

Lindsey is enjoying her time at home cooking foods from all over the world. From paella to sweet and sour chicken with mix veggies and rice. Who would of thought with all the food sensitivities Lindsey had, that she would love cooking and eating so many different foods. Before Lindsey went to Spain, she had…

Grocery Store Adventure

You can’t imagine the stress of taking a autistic child to a grocery store. The stare and glare that I could see and feel. I worked hard on making the grocery shopping trip comfortable for Lindsey and I. We practiced walking in and going right back out of the store. We worked on being able…

Camp 2007

Lindsey went to Camp Croix. I was trying to be like most other parents. Excited to see her go. I was full of anxiety. I stressed, worried, and anticipated about everything that could happen In one week of camp for someone with autism. It wasn’t a camp for special needs children. We wanted her do…

Not Today

When Lindsey was 5 years old she learned the word no. She used the word no when we asked her try a new food. She used the word no when she didn’t want to do something at therapy. She used the word no for just about everything. We asked Lindsey to use her words instead…

Keeping It Positive

Keeping it positive, staying positive, staying motivated and inspired by everyday things. This is want I’m trying to do. I meet another wonderful man yesterday that made me feel motivated. He inspired me to continue our autism and mental health mission. I have been very fortunate to have several people in my life that have…

Art Show

Lindsey’s art show at Cracked Barrel Winery, Hudson Wisconsin is coming up. I can’t believe the amount of art that Lindsey has for the show. Lindsey loves to show people her art. The drawings that she puts on her facebook page, Lindsey Moreland: Pencil Artist is part of what she will have for sale. Every…

Therapy Close To Home

I realize that 24 years ago we were very lucky to have a therapy center for Lindsey to go to that was only 15 miles from our house. I remember talking to parents at the center that had told me that it took them 1 1/2 hour each way. I’m so glad to hear that…

Decade

As I reflect on the last decade, thinking about all the things I have done and seen. Watching Brittany and Lindsey become independent is a dream that I didn’t always know would be possible. We are fortunate. Living close to family is another fortunate thing we have. Having my salon in my home was a…