I am SO excited, tomorrow our Behavioral Consultant comes to our house and gives our entire group of family and friends a talk on autism. I love how she goes above and beyond and I love how she involves the entire family. It’s so great. We had a meeting on Saturday too, Kim, the trainer… Continue reading Nuts and Bolts
Let me begin by saying how glad I am that I started consuming All Bran Buds again. Remember back in the day when I wrote an ode to All Bran Buds? Ya I’m feeling the All Bran Bud afterglow right now and it feels gooood. So we went to go tumble about at the gymnastics… Continue reading Tumble Time
How to Potty Train Your Toddler
It seems like one of the most frustrating parts of parenting a toddler is potty training them. I hear many facebook status updates from my friends who are growling about it. Potty training is tough but can be quickly achieved through these five simple principles: I have no clue. don’t ask me. I’m completely void… Continue reading How to Potty Train Your Toddler
Excuse Me While I Go Purge My Supper
I live in townhouses, it seems to me that people get more nosy when you live in a townhouse. I have this one neighbour two doors down that I find to be particularly nosy. Her child was the one who I removed my children from because him and two other boys were playing “shoot the… Continue reading Excuse Me While I Go Purge My Supper
From now on you should start getting used to finding my blog by going to http://www.informalmatriarch.com/ Yes my friends, things are changing around here. I’m changing hosts and giving my blog a make over and yes, it’s going to be good. I’m also going to try and make the blog a little better, I’m pretty… Continue reading New URL!!!
Two Until Two
I’ve been dreading Friday for months. My little baby is turning TWO. UGH. As if I’m ready for him to be two yet. Gimme a break. He’s still a baby…he’s MY BABY!! I’ve been telling him for two years to stay a baby and he’s just not listening. I dunno what to do with that… Continue reading Two Until Two
Something interesting has caught my attention. Both of my boys came down with a fever and the run last week. The runs have continued into this week. Oh boy oh boy am I ever tired of the runs. Nothing like waking up to poo all over the place…and placing half awake autistic boy into a… Continue reading Autistic Poops….seriously.
Sometimes I wonder if little Isaac came from an extra special place with an extra special mission for our family. I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes I get pretty crazy 🙂 Ikey wasn’t planned. Too much info or not, he’s a product of the very first time my husband and I were negligent about… Continue reading An Angel?
The Best Weekend
I’ve been a horrible horrible naughty naughty blogger this week. I know I know…shhhhhhhh…it’s ok. Last weekend started off with a phone call to my husband, some convincing that of course I can get my parents to pay for gas and then a quick phone call to my step-dad telling him that I’m holding his… Continue reading The Best Weekend
The Autism Divide
There seems to be this crazy division between autism parents. Two extremes. There’s one side that’s the Jenny McCarthy following that’s all about curing autism and then there’s the opposite side with parents who think she’s full of BS. I dunno what to think. I’m going to try EVERYTHING I can, but I’m not putting… Continue reading The Autism Divide
The Savior Has Come!!
K not Jesus but it feels like it. Our assessments have been set up for Silas!! That means once they are done the lady will write up a report and program and submit it to the gov who’ll then release his funds and he’ll begin his daily ABA therapy!! ITS HERE!!!! It feels like people… Continue reading The Savior Has Come!!
Energy Juice in Me Bones
Yesterday I actually felt enough energy juice in me bones to actually take the little spawns outside somewhere instead of letting them watch Treehouse all day while I lay on the couch and yell orders at them (in between moans and groans). So I decided to go to this park we like and bring lunch… Continue reading Energy Juice in Me Bones
I could not be more proud of Silas these past few days. He’s done SO MANY typical things. I love it. Before leaving to go to church yesterday Isaac was VERY upset. Silas walked up to him, looked him in the eye and said “Ikey all done sad”, to which Ikey replied “ok” and they… Continue reading Breakthroughs!
Ucky Mucky Squishy Squashy Therapy!
So, today I decided to get out my handy book “The Out of Synch Child Has Fun” and try a little activity with the bratters. It involved shaving cream and a cookie sheet. The point is to get them playing with ooey gooey things that most likely will bother them at first. Children with autism… Continue reading Ucky Mucky Squishy Squashy Therapy!
Funding is…Well…a Joke.
I was sickened the other day when I found out that the 20 grand the government gives me for Silas’ therapy (OT, Speech, ABA) only covers 8-10 hours of ABA a week. My dear little Silas needs 30-40 hours a week…soooooooo liiiikkkeeee 60-70 grand-ish. That’s obviously not covering OT and speech and a DAN dr… Continue reading Funding is…Well…a Joke.