All About Us

This blog is literally All.About.Us. We are a family of 5. Dad (Daniel), Mom (Gracie a.k.a. ME!), Aiden, Oliver, and Yoshi (family dog a.k.a. Oliver’s best friend).

Like most families, we have our highs, lows, and in-between’s. I am hoping that this blog provides inspiration, motivation, education, or even comic relief to anyone who comes across it.

14 years ago, Daniel and I met online. We got married a year later, and are now raising 2 boys who are 3 years apart. Aiden, our eldest son first showed signs of Autism at 2 years old. He was formally diagnosed at age 4. Oliver, our youngest is 5 and is the family’s entertainer and story-teller.

Our family’s biggest struggle is coping with Autism. It’s a very difficult road to navigate and we take wrong turns a lot and just when we think we’ve figured it out – we get a hard reality check – we have not!

Our next struggle is attempting to provide our youngest son a ‘normal’ life when almost everything we do revolves around his brother’s needs. Oliver is such a sweet kid and as parents, we fear that we are short-changing him of great childhood experiences. But are we really?

I work full time and travel a lot for work. Hubby is left with the care of the children all-day-every-day. I’m hoping to give you an insight on how he is coping with being a full time stay-at-home homeschooling Dad. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

And yes, you read it right – our children are homeschooled. Short background – Aiden used to go to regular school through Kindergarten. But we had such a horrible experience in Kindergarten that we decided to homeschool him. I would say it’s one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. I’ll probably talk a lot about homeschooling in this blog – tips, tricks, and (maybe) guides for amateur homeschool families like us.

Mom – yep, this is me! The creator of this blog who lives and breathes providing for our family. But, I am also desperately in need of a creative outlet!

This is Hubby a.k.a. THE BEST Husband and Dad in the world. Imperfectly perfect and God couldn’t have blessed us with anyone better. Oh, and he’s into spoiling me and his children, growing Figs and playing Elder Scrolls!

These are the Kiddos. Aiden (right) and Oliver (left). Each day they are teaching us not just how to be better parents but also how to become decent human beings.
This is Yoshi, our fur baby girl! She is definitely Oliver’s best friend but, she sure has enough love to spare for every member of our family.

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I am a mom of 2 boys who are 8 and 5 years old. I am married to a wonderful man who supports me and the kids so lovingly I am beyond grateful to have found him in this lifetime. A wife. A mother. A teacher. A student. Grateful and blessed.

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