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Jul 13 2013

How Child Protective Services has changed the message of this blog


Ever since this whole CPS thing went down, I have been hesitant to be as honest as I used to.  While being investigated by Child Protective Services was far from pleasant, the CPS workers were. 

We were treated with respect and at no time did I feel like they were being dishonest. 

I feel like the more honest I am, the bigger the target I simultaneously paint on my back. The last thing in the world I need is more visits by CPS as a result of someone “trying to help”.

There are things that I haven’t shared out of fear that someone won’t understand or agree and decide to make an anonymous call.

It’s sad but we just can’t absorb anymore.

This whole thing has taken a big toll on Lizze. The only way you can fully grasp the amount of stress and terror a parent feels when they are under investigation by CPS, is to be under investigation by CPS.

While I’m not a gifted writer and up until a few years ago, I hated writing, it’s become a huge part of who I am and how I survive this journey. 

I don’t like being afraid to be honest.  I don’t like not being able to share with you what we are going through.  There are things going on behind the Lost and Tired curtains that helps to put things into perspective. 

I suppose this is something that I have to work through…….

……and for the record, I’m not talking anything catastrophic.  These are more like situations and circumstances that add a great deal of stress to our lives. 

This whole thing just sorta gnaws away at me and I don’t know what to do about it. 

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Jan 13 2013

Progress is a relative term


What does it mean to make progress?? That’s a pretty good question and one not easily answered.

With everything the Lost and Tired family has been enduring for so long, it sometimes feels like we never make any progress. For me personally, it’s frustrating and overwhelming to feel like we are just spinning our wheels. 

Over the past few days, I’ve come to realize something.

Progress is a relative term and can mean something different for everyone.  Much the same way that autism is different for everyone. 

I think that I sometimes have my expectations set a little bit too high.  I want to see us moving forward at a faster pace because we have so much ground to make up. However, I’ve recently realized that sometimes moving forward can simply mean not slipping backwards.

Looking at things from that perspective, I think that we are making some progress and I thought I would share that with my readers.

Since moving Gavin out of the house, it’s been a period of adjustment for everyone.  As we are finally beginning the long road to recovery, we are beginning to accomplish just a bit more than we were before. 

One of the biggest things that I’ve noticed is how clean the upstairs bathroom and the living room have been.  These have been long time pet peeves of mine.  It’s so nice to be able to walk into a clean bathroom or walk into a clean living room. 

Everyone is making a concerted effort to keep up with these two rooms and it’s really showing. 

I have to give mad props to Emmett because he’s been a huge help.  Today, he brought down the empty toilet paper rolls from the bathroom without being asked.  Everyone is doing just a little bit more than they used to and it’s making a difference. 

Don’t get me wrong, we have only just started down the long,  winding and treacherous road to recovery. 

Having said that, I’m so proud of how everyone is pulling together so far. 

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Jan 07 2013

Fun with Grandpa


I wanted to share this picture from either Christmas or New Year’s. I can’t remember and I’m to look at the Meta data. 🙂

Anyways, just look at Emmett’s face and he’s goofing around with my dad.

I love to see him smile and my dad is really good at making him smile.  🙂


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Nov 27 2012

Never judge a book by it’s cover


My new article is up over at the Childswork blog. I would really appreciate it if you stop by and check it out. Please “Like” it and share it with your friends on Facebook.

I would also love to hear your feedback in the comments sections.

Thanks again everyone, I really, truly appreciate.


Never Judge a Book by It’s Cover

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Aug 01 2012

Lizze is going to be moving……


I wanted to let everyone know that Lizze is going to be moving to a new blog and rebuilding from scratch.  What did you think I meant?  😛

As you are aware,  Google detected malware awhile ago. 

There was a bad plugin that caused the problems. 

Even though Google now recognizes that the is clean and safe, it takes a great deal of time for things to be reindexed. As a result,  it appears as though her site is dangerous. 

I have requested a review through Google’s webmaster tools but the process can take months.

Basically,  Lizze is faced with the decision to wait it out or start from scratch. After with our fellow blogging friends,  it was decided that she would have to start over from scratch, with a completely new blog

This is very frustrating for her because she has put many years of her heart and soul into only to have to start from scratch.

I’m asking that all of you please consider making the switch with her.  When the new sites goes live,  I post all the information.  If you could please update your bookmarks to reflect the changes at that time,  I would really appreciate, as would Lizze.

She going through a great deal and this was not something that she needed to do.

Please show your support and follow her to her new blog,  when it goes live in the next few days.  🙂

**Thanks for reading**

       -Lost and Tired

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This was posted via WordPress for Android, courtesy of Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Please forgive any typos. I do know how to spell but auto-correct is working against me.

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Jun 01 2012

#Autism Spotlight: Miche Mozaix puzzle piece jewelry


I would like to introduce you to Miche Mozaix. This is a company that makes handmade jewelry ,home decor and art from Mosaic Tile. They are a local business, based out of Cleveland, Ohio. They make some pretty incredible stuff. They also make some amazing #Autism Awareness pieces as well. See some examples in the picture below.

What’s even cooler about this company and something that you don’t see very often, is that 100% of all puzzle piece jewelry sales benefit #Autism causes. One of those causes is Lost and Tired. Basically, anytime puzzle piece jewelry is purchased and the buyer adds “lost and tired” to the notes to seller, 20% of that sale goes to help the Lost and Tired family and Lost and Tired blog, including the Autism Help Forums. 

Now I want to share with you the absolute coolest part of this company, at least for me. I would like to introduce you to the Clay Sculpting Aficionado behind Miche Mozaix. 

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If you are looking for any type of handmade jewelry, home decor and art, created from Mosaic Tile, look no further. If you are looking for something to help spread #Autism Awareness, their puzzle piece jewelry is absolutely perfect. Not only will people stop and ask you about what your wearing, but you are also helping to support #Autism causes at the same time.

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May 22 2012

Check out my featured post on the Akron Children’s Hospital Blog


I’m honored and honestly really excited to be featured on the Akron Children’s Hospital blog. The post is titled: #TechTuesday: Akron Children’s App Puts Vital Health Data In Palm Of Your Hand. This post is my review of their Care4Kids app that is available on both Android and iOS devices.

It’s really cool because Akron Children’s Hospital has taken such amazing care of our boys that a chance to do something like this is just awesome for me. 🙂

Check out the Akron Children’d Hospital blog. Read my review and leave some feedback. I really appreciate it 🙂


#TechTuesday: Akron Children’s App Puts Vital Health Data In Palm Of Your Hand.

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