SAFETY IN LAYERS

SAFETY IN LAYERS

It’s been pretty warm the last couple weeks. I love this weather, but I can’t wait for it to get cold for my son’s sake. Last week I watched him walk into school on days that were promising to get into the 80s or 90s, and he would be wearing too many...
I’M SO OCD…OR AM I?

I’M SO OCD…OR AM I?

The term “I’m so OCD” is used so often to describe a behavior that one may have where they can’t stand to have a mess in the house, or for things not to be arranged in a certain order, or one who double checks their locks every once in awhile....
LEARNING TO LET GO

LEARNING TO LET GO

Our time as the partial hospitalization program has finished! Our son started with the ERP therapy while he was in the program and his therapist is now continuing it with him. His therapist tells us that our son wants to do the exposures himself. He doesn’t even...
KETCHUP AND STINKY CHEESE

KETCHUP AND STINKY CHEESE

My husband often talks about how good I smelled on our first date. He rarely gives me gifts, but a couple years ago he bought me a huge bottle of the perfume I wore that night. He loves it when I wear that perfume. He hates other smells. I can’t burn candles or...
FINDING A GOOD THERAPIST

FINDING A GOOD THERAPIST

In my opinion, finding the right therapist is as important as receiving the right diagnosis. So you can imagine how happy we were when we found an amazing therapist for our son. Here are some of the things we like about our son’s therapist, and I would recommend...
HIDDEN BLESSINGS

HIDDEN BLESSINGS

We recently had a big decision to make. Our son was on the wait list for a full hospitalization program that typically lasts 45-60 days. This program is a 4.5 hour drive from our house. However, we found out that the wait would be at least 2 months. That seemed too...
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

One thing people often ask me is how I’m able to keep a cheerful disposition with what our family is going through. I think that’s a great question, because I have often wondered the same thing about others who are going through trials. I’ll do my...
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Father’s Day is almost here, and I want to take this opportunity to write about what an amazing dad my husband is. For years, our son has had many different negative behaviors and aversions to things pop up out of nowhere. My husband started attacking these...
THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT OCD

THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT OCD

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of first hand experiences with OCD. My heart breaks when I read these stories. I find this OCD pest to be both fascinating and devastating. I’m fascinated with these people’s stories. I’m devastated that they...
THIS ONE’S FOR THE TEACHERS

THIS ONE’S FOR THE TEACHERS

Today is the last day of school. Today we thank God for giving our son an amazing teacher who helped us in our struggle this school year. If not for her understanding and compassion, I would have lost it. She kept the lines of communication open. She did what she...