The sleep saga….is it really a saga or just our way of life?

It's 2:44am….yep, Dayna has found a way to help me write my blog again.  Unfortunately, it’s because once again she is up in the middle of the night.  Now to be fair, her overall sleep is much better than it used to be.  As you know from the past, 11 p.m.-5 a.m. was considered a…

At 4am, so much has changed, yet so much is the same….our new world.

Well, its my first update since Dayna came back from Murdoch, an inpatient behavioral medical facility here in North Carolina. She spent 6 weeks there to help her deal with the fact that she would not sleep at night and would fight us going to school. It was a hard 6 weeks for her and…

Coping with Autism and Puberty

I found this article online.  Given our challenges with Dayna it struck a cord with me. And while the children described here are extremely severe, there are also a lot of striking similarities to Dayna's behaviors when she gets upset, especially when it comes to going to school.  I really feel for the parents here....the lack…