I’m trying to figure out why she doesn’t like her clothes on hangers. In the center of her room is a pile of clothes that resembles a mountain and it’s driving me crazy. This is not a straight line of clothes placed strategically in her room. This is pile of her things that make her … More Autism Is That You?
Today autism families are preparing for a family gathering. Some families are autism pro’s and will navigate with humor and wine. Some families are newbies that will drive in separate cars and won’t know how to respond to the twenty questions about their child that has autism. Then there are some families that won’t venture … More Thanksgiving Dinner With A Side of Autism
The struggle, we always run from the struggle. We try to avoid it at all cost. But the struggle is actually a sign. It is a sign that once you conquer the struggle you are closer to your goal. Yesterday I spoke with a friend. We started talking about staying healthy and making time for … More You Can’t Skip The Struggle
Friday I really needed Australia. If Sydney has Australia and it has worked for her. It is time that I give this Australia a try. I was feeling overwhelmed. I was trying to see how I would schedule all of the kids upcoming medical appointments. I was trying to coordinate as many on the same … More Where Is My Australia?
When I knew that Sydney was getting closer to reaching puberty. I was in total shock and disbelief. I wasn’t prepared for her to start her cycle or for her to wear a bra. Many things scare me with autism. Having someone take advantage of Sydney is very high on my list. Preparing Sydney for … More It’s Time For Lady Days
Having President’s Day off on Monday gave us a chance to go to medical appointments. Sydney loves her routine. So when there is no school. I am prepared in case she has a difficult time coping with the change. I can still yell Plot Twist! And she looks directly at me for the next set … More Rosa Parks Is At It Again
Once when I was younger. I remember when mommy told me that we were going to the store. I asked why we had to go right now. She said, “Because I said so.” I waited a few moments and then I asked her again. If we could wait and go to the store later. She … More Because I Said So…