Snuggle time ☺️

Hubby is out tonight with work, so I get to relax with Juju to help her fall asleep :).

We are making a bit of progress with working on getting her to sleep in her bed :).

One of us still has to stay with her until she falls asleep, but at least we are getting her to fall asleep in her bed / so that is a huge step!!!

It’s going to take many steps to get her to sleep in her room in her bed on her own, but that is ok. One step at a time, even if they are baby steps πŸ™‚

Good night my sweet Juju 😘😴


My little Elsa β„️

This girl of mine is totally Frozen bonkers lol.

She has the whole wardrobe right down to the underwear and the hair clips. She even has a long Elsa braid that she can put in her hair with a clip πŸ™‚

She also has a cap with an Anna braid coming out the hole in the back lol.

Yep, she is completely and totally into Frozen.

She has the dvd, which she is watching, using her Frozen headphones while sitting in her Frozen chair πŸ˜‹….

At least she is crazy for a movie that I don’t mind ☺️…..

She’s definitely a girly girl :)

I haven’t been feeling my usual self the last few days, but at least Juju has been in school so I didnt have to worry about her.

Now the weekend is here and my hubby is in TO for work and Juju is here with me.

I spent most of the morning resting in bed. Juju relaxed with me and was being the sweetheart she is trying to help me feel better ❀️

She decided to do her nails with new nail polish I just got yesterday :). It’s a neat polish that super hardens so that it stays on your nails for about 7 days. I love it!!!

She kept me company while she perfected her nails ☺️, and then she asked me if I had any eyeshadow lol. She hasn’t ventured into any make-up except for lip gloss and lip balm, so she surprised me with this!

They grow up so fast!!!!!

She is already going to be 7 in a couple months, and I’m sure she is going to be very big into make – up as the years go by….

I told her, and showed her how to put different things on and she’s really good at it!!

I’m so proud of you my beautiful girly girl β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ’ž

Girls time :)!

I’ve been feeling a bit crappy for the past couple days :(.

I really hope that it goes away fast because I want to be in tip top shape for Juju while her dad is working in TO…

It’s just Juju and I for the next few days and I want to make the easiest for her that I can πŸ™‚

This is great for sick kids – especially autistic ones….

I love! I can always find just what I need there whenever I need it :).

I always have a really hard time taking Juju’s temperature, and the only way she’ll let us test it is on her forehead.

I was looking on Amazon for a new ear thermometer and found one even better ☺️☺️☺️

I’m so excited as now taking her temp when I need to will be so easy and comfortable for her πŸ™‚ :)!!!!

The screen even lights up green for a normal temp reading, yellow for a low fever and red for a high fever.

And everyone in the family can use it and since it’s no contact, there is no worry about passing along germs and having to thoroughly wash it in between uses!!!!!

Brilliant β˜ΊοΈπŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸΌ!!!

Going to have a tired one tomorrow….

I’m going to have a very tired little one tomorrow :(.

Her dad is away in TO for work and she misses him, so of course, she can’t fall asleep.

We’ve been trying to get her to fall asleep since 7:45pm and only about 10:13pm did she finally fall asleep.

She is going to be one tired sweetheart tomorrow, and that is going to make for a very long day….

I really hope she will be ok in the morning…..

Tutti Fruity!!

I feel like I’m one lucky parent :). I listen to a lot of moms around talk about things that they have a really hard time getting their kids to eat. Most of what I hear is fruits and vegetables.

When I tell them that Juju adores her fruits and veggies and that she will usually prefer them over many other things, people usual look stunned lol…

But yep, my girl asks for apples and oranges everyday. Grapes too, and celery. There aren’t many fruits she doesn’t like, and she always tries to steal the veggies off my plate lol!!!

I feel pretty lucky ☺️!

PedDays really don’t help:(

Getting Juju off to school this morning was really, really hard :(. 

The day off on Friday put her in even more of a “I’m afraid to go” mode this morning…

I woke up with a migraine and that really didn’t help either. I rested a bit to get my migraine somewhat under control and then I worked on prying her out the door.

When I got back from driving her though, my migraine was worse than it was when I woke up :(.

We had our second therapy session tonight and it is a relief to know that we are getting help with this and we are working hard to make the situation better.

It’s going to take time and a lot of emotions, but we’ll get there…..

Let’s see what tomorrow morning brings….

It’s Monday morning tomorrow and that means back to school for Juju. And going to school on a normal morning is already hard enough…. Now I’ll be trying to get her in after this being a 3 day weekend…..

She told me earlier that she wanted to try and see if she can take the bus in the morning to school. I told her it’s always good to try, and if she can’t tomorrow then we try again the next day.

She seemed pretty confident up until a few minutes ago, and then it started to unravel. I had a feeling it would. It’s ok though, we’ll keep working towards it πŸ™‚

For now we work on one thing at a time and right now that is getting her to be less afraid of going into school.

The more self aware she becomes, the more fears she gains.

It’s really hard to help her with this as I also have the same feelings and it’s really hard to push past mine in order to guide her…

We have engaged a therapist now, so we are going to get help with this πŸ™‚

Taking a cat nap :)…

She had a pretty good day today ☺️!!

Seldom does she do so much in the day that she passes out on the couch 😴😴😴

She had a great day with her dad today! It was a father&daughter day. Spent the morning together and he made her breakfast I bed.

After wards it was a trip to Funtropolous! She loves it there. It’s like a McDonalds play place only about 20+ times the size lol πŸ˜‹

And if that wasn’t enough, she came home and her friend from downstairs asked her to play.

So out they went into the back yard and again her dad joined in :). They all played games and ran around outside in the backyard for a good 1.5 hours πŸƒπŸ½πŸƒπŸ½πŸƒπŸ½.

Then to complete the recipe for sleep – a nice warm, long bath πŸ›€πŸΌ.

She came out of that and I don’t think 3 minutes went by before I heard her snoring on the couch lol.

She might even sleep most of the night now. I’m not sure on that though. I really hope she does and that she doesn’t wake up at 10pm and not be able to go back to sleep……

I’m just super happy that she had such a great day with her dad β˜ΊοΈβ€οΈπŸƒπŸ½!!!

Sleeping Beauty….

She’s beautiful and she’s sleeping :).

This is when I can forget about all of the struggles, challenges & anxieties, and just watch her sleeping so peacefully ☺️

The sound of her gentle snoring is very soothing πŸ’žπŸ˜΄

Tomorrow is another day.

For now I enjoy tonight ☺️

I hope it gets easier soon…

Instead of it getting easier, it’s getting harder and harder to get her to transition into school 😦

She is very afraid of something, I’m just not sure of exactly what. It’s probably a combination of a few things and not just one single thing.

It took me over an hour this morning to get her to put her socks, shoes, and coat on. Then another 10 minutes to get her into the car, and a battle again to get her out of the car once we got to her school. The poor thing was shaking as I took her into school 😦

Tomorrow she has library and gym. Two things she loves, so I’m hoping that will make it a bit easier to get her into school tomorrow…..

A new week begins…

Tomorrow is Monday.  So far Monday’s haven’t been pretty good days.  First she was sick a few Monday’s ago so obviously she didn’t go to school.  Then once better, she completely went backwards emotionally and was afraid to go to school all over again.

She hasn’t had that issue since last summer/fall 😒.  It’s so hard so see her go through that again.

For the past few weeks since the end of Spring Break it has been the hardest battle to get her off to school.

I’m running out of ideas on ways to try and ease her fear and anxiety.

Any day off – even weekends – messes her up again…. It’s frustrating because I just don’t know how to help her through this.

I just hope that tomorrow is a bit better than the past few Monday’s have been…. πŸ™πŸΌ

It’s completely crazy how much damage a week can do πŸ˜”

Juli was doing really great before the Spring Break and then it all went downhill from there :(…

Almost everything she had mastered went completely downhill.  She went totally backwards.  I’m not talking a bit backwards in one or two things, no, I’m talking about backwards in almost everything she does.

Time off has set her back a bit before, but this is the worst of it yet….

She used to be ready to walk out the door and head down to her bus before I had finished getting dressed. Now I have to start telling her to get ready half an hour before her bus, and try to calm the complete fear that takes over 😦

She used to love taking the bus, now very afraid….

Everything down to the smallest detail has changed, and I’m trying to figure out how to help her

Relaxing after a long rough week!

It was a really rough week with Juju being sick all week….

I hope she is finally going to be able to give this bug a kick in the ass out the door!

We are relaxing together, even though we already did enough of it all week to last a lifetime lol…

I cuddling with my little Elsa queen… We are starting to talk and plan her bday party. I can’t believe she is going to be 7 years old β˜ΊοΈπŸŒŸπŸŽ‰πŸ˜˜πŸ’žπŸ’

She has already decided on an Elsa party – of course lol 😏. Now to try and make all of her dreams of the perfect party come true β€οΈπŸŽ‰!

Yep, she’s back lol…

When your child is sick, all you want is for them to be better. It breaks your heart that you can’t instantly make them better.

Then when you see them returning back to their normal selves, and they are back to “mommy….”, “mommy…”, “mommy?”, “mommy!” All day long, then you feel guilty for missing the peace and quiet that comes with them sleeping due to the fever….

Juju started feeling better in the late morning today – thankfully! Her bouncy, talkative personality started flooding back around lunch time.

She went from barely saying a word yesterday to barely shutting up today lol…  And within a couple hours her appetite had also pretty much returned.

Yep, my girl is back, and I really am thankful for it β˜ΊοΈπŸ’ž!!

Sick on her first day of break :(….

imageFirst day of Spring Break and my sweet girl has got a fever. Yesterday she had a bad migraine, but that has thankfully subsided πŸ™‚

But still today she is spending the whole day pretty much sleeping. Β And for anyone that knows my girl, knows that she never stops lol…

Our sweet Bells has barely left Juju’s side all day too. She knows her little human isn’t feeling well and is trying to keep her company and help Juju feel better πŸ’ž

I’m not sure if I’m happy it’s her break as at least she isn’t missing school :), but she is missing play dates that she was/is looking forward too…..

Hopefully her body will give this virus the boot really soon and she can enjoy some of her fun week I was planning for her…..



Day 3 :(…

Days 3 of a stubborn migraine.

I woke up with this not welcome friend on Saturday morning and it still doesn’t want to leave me alone….

It’s very draining to have a migraine.  I’m just thankful I don’t get them as bad as some people I know.

I’m trying to devote tonight to relaxing in hope it will get the message that it’s not welcome anymore lol…

I’m curled up in bed in cozy pj’s, with my crotchet work and a mug of Precious White Peach tea.

Hopefully this will do the trick as I have a busy month end week ahead of me for Make Green Go Green! Lots of exciting things going on and I’m helping a couple wonderful ladies get going with the team ☺️.

It’s going to be a mixed bag week. Great things with the MGGG team, but I’ve also got Katie’s anniversary of her passing on the 26th :(….