1. Gabriel's Angels
    November 16, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    Thank you so much for the laugh! I really needed that today :).


  2. JM
    November 16, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

    Musings of Bea-a-wolfie


  3. Merceda Reale
    November 16, 2015 @ 5:23 pm

    Rose, you did a great job filling in for your human this week. So good, in fact, that YOU came up with the perfect title: “We are a family.” And the prize is that Carrie gets lots of appreciation, even when we don’t tell her. And her family appreciates her, too. Because, otherwise, she would have a heart that felt like those three empty bins. So she gets the prize. No postage required. 🙂


  4. Dana Weiby
    November 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

    Will Speak for A Courteous Please (but treats preferred)


  5. emily
    November 16, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

    How about The Humans in My Family, The Dog Tells All. And I will take a Best Mother Ever Mug, because the thought makes laugh and it reminds me that it isn’t going to get easier ( my Jack is just a toddler), but I might as well laugh at myself and keep on going. Thanks for the post today. It made me laugh and cry and watered that seed of hope we are trying to grow.


  6. Karen
    November 16, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

    the Cariello house according to Wolfie


  7. Carol Bruce
    November 16, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

    Through the Eyes of Wolfie


  8. Janelle Olivarez
    November 16, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

    Bea Arthur’s in the Details……

    I read your blog every week. It’s so good. My Aspie is turning 25 and he’s in college. It can happen! Hoo, boy, those childhood years though…..


  9. Josie
    November 16, 2015 @ 9:42 pm

    Just call it love.


    • Susie vanderKooij
      November 16, 2015 @ 11:04 pm

      I just left a comment but I don’t see it….I just wanted to tell you your Blogs are a huge gift, I have an 11 year old and he and Jack appear to share many of the same gifts….I watched your speech today the one where you wrote Jack a letter…
      I always feel so honored and speechless, eyes welled in tears, my heart shaking….thank you for your gift of sharing!!!!!!!!


  10. meredith
    November 16, 2015 @ 11:27 pm

    How about “Bea not afraid”?


  11. Jeannie
    November 16, 2015 @ 11:59 pm

    “A Brief Paws for Reflection”


  12. Lee-Ann
    November 17, 2015 @ 2:50 am

    Seed of hope


  13. Tammy
    November 17, 2015 @ 6:46 am

    thank you….every week…thank you


  14. Amy G.
    November 17, 2015 @ 6:58 am

    Not perfect is perfection to me.

    Love your blogs. My son (and older ASD kiddo) is about the same age as your Jack. I love your approach to life’s little lessons that are coming up. Truely, thank you.


  15. Autism Mom
    November 17, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    “Hi Everyone. It’s Me, Wolfie.” 🙂


  16. blazhiap
    November 17, 2015 @ 11:26 am

    I love reading your stories Carrie. I get excited for Monday mornings, because I know that once I get to work, sign into my gmail account there will be a message from you of hope/chaos/honesty/personality waiting for me in my mailbox! I don’t have any kids of my own so I can’t fathom how hard it is to raise 5 kiddo’s, but I’m a teacher and have 4 siblings. So, I appreciate your sense of humor and unabashed story telling. By the way, your children sound amazing! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I learn something new about trust, despair, love, organization, pets, Autism that I take with me. 🙂


  17. Tabitha O'Connor
    November 17, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

    My son is so much more verbal than your Jack, but we are struggling this year with anxiety, too. He backs out of social occasions at the last minute. He’s dropped out of our home school PE group. He would never leave the house at all if I gave him the option. And I am concerned. I understand just a small piece of your world. You are not alone. Be encouraged.


  18. rsspaulding
    November 18, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

    Just another day in paradise – woof!


  19. terismyth
    December 2, 2015 @ 5:49 pm

    I miss the days of report cards and smelly gym clothes. My oldest is moving into a condo tomorrow. It is so exciting to know that he has purchased his own place in the same town as his family. We are so grateful.

    As for my 23 year old son with autism, he is still home with us. Today he slept till 1PM. His college class didn’t start until 2:45PM so I didn’t disturb him. I am learning he has to live with his choices and it isn’t up to me to decide what time he wakes up. I’m getting better at minding my own business. It’s best for our relationship.

    Gone are the days when I’m carpooling or monitoring homework, but I’m still running out of bananas and I’m okay with that.
    Thank you for your sincere words. I am a fan.



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