Category: stay at home mom

The Diagnosis Blues

The love I have for my children is the most vulnerable and scary love in the whole world.  You put your heart out as far as it can go, almost naively, without knowing how easily broken it is.  I think every mother’s heart gets broken.   Some get broken more, some less.  This most beautiful […]

Temple Grandin

I’ve just discovered the wonder that is Temple Grandin and I think everyone needs to watch this documentary on her.  She is an adult with autism that used to be severely autistic but she has come out of it a lot.  She gives us a lot of insight into an autistic mind and it really […]

I’ll have a new brain please…and a side of sanity…

After a rough morning I wondered weather or not I should write what happened here or just journal it.  This isn’t the easiest thing to write but this blog is about being authentic and about saying things that most people are to scared or embarrassed to say so people don’t feel alone. It’s been a […]

Hyperlexia?

There a messageboard that I go to that’s all about autism.  We talk about everything there.  Some woman mentioned her son’s fascination with letters and spelling so I told her my son was like that also. To that she replies: ” I know- you don’t see it very often- it is called hyperlexia- look it […]

Private Practice Scores a Big, Fat ZERO

Anyone watch Private Practice last night?  If you did, you’ll know why I feel rather insulted by it.  If not, let me catch you up on what happened. The show was about a mother of three sons.  Her eldest has autism and the other two kids are typical.  They’ve just returned from Europe where her […]

A Meeting

On Tuesday someone from Child Development Services came to do an intake so Silas can get on the waiting list to be in their supported child development program.  Meaning they provide support with preschool up to Kindergarten. She had a million questions about his development because she needs to categorize him.  There’s three stages: 1 […]

Let the Sun Shine In

So how come today it’s only 11:20 am and I’ve accomplished more than I have all week?  Cuz it was sunny this morning.  Sun gives me spunk.  I love sunshine.  It’s my mojo. It’s crazy how simple it is that seeing rays of sunshine coming through my blinds makes my whole day different but it […]

Lies??

It’s weird what’s just ingrained in human nature.  I suppose if you don’t know any better, telling your mommy “did you poop?  Should we change your bum quick?” (the echolalia makes him repeat things to me how I’ve said them to him) when you really haven’t, seems like a great idea to get attention. He’s […]

Are They 13 Already?

I thought they wouldn’t eat me out of house and home until they were teenagers…not NOW! For example, a typical breakfast for Silas is 3 eggs, a banana, an apple, some crackers, a rice cake, sometimes another banana, a kiwi and then I say STOP SILAS because it’s almost lunch time.  Then Isaac downs over […]

Today I’m Excited.

It’s funny, ever since Silas was born we kinda poked fun at him.  He just seemed different and we came up with nicknames for him like “special boy”.  Which I know can be offensive but..he was just different.  Sometimes as he’d be sitting there spinning something I’d call him my little autistic boy. I had […]

New Books!!

So I got my first book that I ordered.  I went on a slight Amazon spree…who can say no to Amazon though?  You get books for so cheap!!  I ordered Raising Your Spirited Child, The Out Of Sync Child, The Out of Sync Child Has Fun, the workbook to go along with Spirited Child (I […]

Hit the Beach

So on Friday my brother Andy, who’s moved out this way, called me up like he usually does asking “do you want a coffee?”. 45 minutes later he usually shows up with Starbucks in hand and ready to party. I’m really enjoying him being out here so close to me and he’s looking for a […]

Crunchy Munchy Carrots

SO Brent’s interview went smashingly.  He rocked it just like I knew he would.  The guy said he wants to hire him but has to go through the process.  The person who told Brent about this job told him last night that when he saw them introducing Brent to the CEO he knew that Brent […]

Labels and Kids

There’s something I believe strongly in that I want to perhaps start some discussion on. Perhaps put a bug in your ear about. I know I’ll stick my foot in my mouth at some point so I’ll do a disclaimer at the beginning. When in need, refer back to the disclaimer: I’m not judging anyone […]

Wal Mart for an Hour = HELL

I went for a trip to Wal Mart yesterday with my brother.  I said “Oh for sure we can hang out there for an hour while your photos develop!”  CHA RIGHT.  We made it, but hardly.  Silas was a psycho.  The kid that lays on the floor and screams.  People were looking around for who […]

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