A lot of people assume that having an anxious mind just means that I’m sad and I worry a lot, but that is like one grain of sand on the beach.
Taking a child with autism to an amusement park can be a very scary thought, but it could also be a lot of fun! Yes, there is a lot of potential for sensory overload, but there is also a lot of potential for sensory output which can be very good. We recently took our 10 […]
A few weeks ago, I got sick and tired. Not my usual “sick and tired of my kids” sick and tired, but real sick and tired. My body kind of shut down on me. I got shaky, dizzy and sleepy. For 2 days all I could do was shake and sleep. I knew something was […]
Let’s face facts, some of us don’t have time to go to the gym, can’t leave or kids to go running alone and some of us just don’t like to workout! (I fall into all 3 categories and I’m lazy!) With that being said, I was thinking about all of the things that I do, […]
My son is almost 10 and has higher functioning autism. As in, he will be 10 in less than 2 weeks and lately, he has had this habit of questioning or making excuses toward everything I say. He is not very open to criticism or learning new ways of doing things, even if his way […]
Yes, a lot of people LOVE being pregnant, but I’ll let you in on a little secret… NOT EVERYONE ENJOYS BEING PREGNANT!
I think that one of the most difficult things that I have ever had to deal with, as a special needs parent, is watching my son go through autistic regression. I am not sure why it is happening and I am not sure how to stop it or how to help him. My son has […]
There is a crack in my parenting core and it is starting to crumble. I am Humpty Dumpty and I don’t know how or when I will be able to put myself back together again. What are you supposed to do when your children may not be safe from one another? How do you address […]
I originally wrote this piece for my friend Tia over at BecominNeurotic and she published it in her Live Better series. Tia has given me permission to share it here as well! My son is what most would consider a “late diagnosis”. He was not diagnosed with Autism until he was 5 and a half. […]
I love my son, but sometimes, I hate his Autism. I have a love/hate relationship with Autism and I am going to tell you why.