New Issue Released

Just wanted to let everyone know that the November/December issue of Las Vegas Baby Magazine has been released. My article can be found on pages 34-35. I wrote about holidays in the special needs world and offered up some advice for those hosting gatherings to be more inclusive. Click here to check it out!

Mom of the Year

Okay, maybe just the day. But, hey, it’s 7:55 a.m. and I am absolutely killing it. I mean, killing it to the point that I decided to stop what I was doing and write a quick blog. We’re all sick here and fortunately we’ve been getting some decent sleep. I don’t think I got up…

EEG Anyone?

Let me start this post by saying that I don’t think my son is having seizures. When Lennon was around two he started staring off into space for brief periods of time. It was strange, but hey – Lennon does strange things. I didn’t really think anything of it, but his team at Nevada Early…

Online Circle Time

Lennon met with his friends virtually today in online circle time through Tinkergarten. We’ve been a part of Tinkergarten classes since they started in the valley, but always in-person. I knew virtual wasn’t going to be Lennon’s jam. We had tried other classes like gymnastics through Zoom and it just doesn’t work for him. But…

Celebrating a Word

I wrote a blog the other day celebrating a word, but the more I think about it – IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. He didn’t say a word, he said one with intention. I held an apple and said, “What is this?” Lennon replied, “Apple.” On the absolute surface that is just a word,…

Las Vegas Baby Magazine Release

The September/October edition of the Las Vegas Baby Magazine was just released. Check out my article on pp. 14-15. CLICK HERE

A is for …

A – FREAKIN – MAZING! This morning while I was working Nicole called up to me. “Kristin!” I ran down the stairs, “what’s up?” “Has he been saying apple?” she asked. “Nope.” “Apple. Apple. Apple,” Lennon repeated as he worked on his alphabet puzzle. Apparently he said it the first time when he placed the…

Full Transparency

In the effort to be fully transparent I wanted to share some updates with everyone. A few months back I was posting at how quickly Lennon was taking to PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and he was. Unfortunately we have made little progress since then. I knew it was going to be a long road,…

His Happy Place

Lennon had gone nearly 8-months without Gravady (now Defy). I don’t know that he missed it, but being back there certainly brought him joy. He hit the ground running, I even had to call in a reinforcement (my friend Tiffany) to watch Lennon, so I could talk to the front desk about something because I…

Martial Arts

On August 29th Lennon had his first Martial Arts class at Victory Martial Arts. About a year ago at the Las Vegas Baby Expo I spoke with someone at the Victory Martial Arts booth. We talked about Lennon and how their program could benefit him. While it sounded great, I decided he was just a…

Train Your Brain

It’s 7:43 a.m. and I’m over 4 hours into my day. Lennon has had meltdowns, he has taken off his diaper at least three times, and he’s spent at least fifteen minutes tearing page after page out of a coloring book. My initial thought? I can’t do this anymore. I’m tired. I’m sad. I’m overwhelmed….

Is my sanity worth the price of diapers?

In a word, no. This try at potty training didn’t last weeks like it did when we first gave it a shot back in December. This time I lasted for ONE WHOLE FREAKING HOUR. See notes below. Within the first hour of the first day I cleaned up five pee-puddles and took nine trips to…

Grieving Easter

I absolutely love holidays. Or at least I love the thought of them. And I love how they used to be. I fondly remember Christmas when I was growing up. We always set up two trees – one in the basement by the fireplace and one in our living room. The living room tree was…

Quarantine Potty Training.

Anyone else? I never really wrote about it, but we’ve been here before. In December of 2019 I worked from home for two weeks, which were immediately followed up with a lengthy visit from my mom, Gramma Patty. This was when we were supposed to potty train Lennon. We even had the help of his…