If the Shoe Fits & the Broom Flies…..

When my kiddos were little we didn't do much decorating for Halloween holiday.... Having a son with autism and two girls who visit every other weekend does not entice someone to go into decorating … [Read more...]

12 Ways to help Siblings of a Child with Autism

Raising a child with autism can add additional strain and stress on any family, including the siblings. It often affects the dynamics of the family, the relationship between the parents, and … [Read more...]

You Make Me Smile…… 2013 in Review

As I look back at the past year, I realize although it was a very difficult year for me physically, my family has had many success'. I couldn't be more proud of Will, a child with autism whom we were … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from the Shinn’s

May your day be filled with peace, love and laughter as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! … [Read more...]

Three Kids plus Three Dogs plus one man and one woman plus ONE Big GOD equals 9 YEARS…

Tomorrow Kris and I will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. We were married on June 19, 2004 on a Saturday evening at 6:00pm. Much to my dismay it begin to storm like crazy about 5:30pm. … [Read more...]

Color Coded CAPS

If your family is like mine, you have a kitchen cabinet or bathroom drawer full of prescription meds.  Having a five person household including a child with severe allergies, another one with autism … [Read more...]

Super-woman, Super Mama, Step-Mama..Is it really possible???

  Like all parents know, parenting is a difficult job, I tend to think it is the most difficult job ever.  Unfortunately, children do not come with a manual, a guideline, or even the simplest of … [Read more...]

Making Memories with Your Kids

Start by telling your child often: I love you no matter what. I love you even when you are angry at me. I love you even when I am angry with you. I love you when you are far way.  My love for … [Read more...]

Welcome Summer 2012

Greetings!!!!  Sorry it has been quite some time since I have updated the blog...  Things have been extrememly busy for the Shinn's.  I am going to catch you all up on or happenings, one person at a … [Read more...]

And the beat goes on…….

First let me say I am sorry I haven't written in two weeks. Things at the Shinn's have gotten back into the routine after the holidays and I haven't had the time to post like I did during the … [Read more...]