No More Candy for This One?

Posted by Hallee on Jun 30, 2014 in Autism, Parenting

Dear world: It isn’t misbehaving. It isn’t hyperactivity. It isn’t too much candy. Or too much soda. Or too little discipline.

It’s called coping.

It’s called an autistic brain coping with this incompatible world the best way that it can.

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The Power of Marketing

Posted by Hallee on Jun 24, 2014 in Life

The day we got to Quantico, I took the boys to the commissary. Up one aisle and down the other, I heard a running stream of commercials from Scott.

“Ants are hard to kill. Raid kills bugs dead. It’s a family company.”


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A Week at Home — ALONE

Posted by Hallee on Jun 21, 2014 in Life

You heard me. I had an entire week — AT HOME — ALONE.

How many wives and mothers of young children long to be able to say something like that?




Social Media is Replacing Social Life

Posted by Hallee on Jun 18, 2014 in Life

This morning, I received an invite to an “all day online party”. Basically, instead of getting together, socially, with a bunch of friends and friends of friends, I just have this in my “social media calendar”, and on that day I potentially go and order, and that “host” gets the “hostess” points and gets her free gifts.

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Today’s Word of Promise

Posted by Hallee on Jun 16, 2014 in Christian Faith

Today I listened to Acts 17 – Acts 28.

The part that stood out to me in that passage is this:


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Summertime Screens

Posted by Hallee on Jun 10, 2014 in Parenting

My typical kids have a mean mom, though. It’s summer time. Time for sun, dirt, bugs, fish. Time to sweat and drink lukewarm water and get sticky with homemade popsicles. NOT a time to sit and stare at a screen for hours.

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