The only consistent thing about life is that it always changes. Nine months ago, I posted an update about how well my son has been going to school. Now, it feels like we're right back to preschool. Regressions are a hallmark of autism. Anything can bring them on. A growth spurt, a physical ailment, a … Continue reading Check In
Such a Good Dad
Today I want to share a story from six years ago. Life was pretty chaotic back then. We had an infant, a hyperactive 3-year-old with a shiny new autism diagnosis, and my husband was in school on top of working full-time. I had given up my job to become a full-time mom/therapist/administrator/advocate/taxi driver for the … Continue reading Such a Good Dad
Kraft Dinner in a Taco Shell (and Other Things I Never Thought I’d Cook)
Feeding kids is hard! Your child doesn't have to have a diagnosis for that to be true. As children grow, their nutrition needs, sensory needs, and need for independence all shift and change continuously. No gathering of moms would be complete without someone sharing a feeding struggle.
What Are Feeding Disorders?
A Feeding Disorder is different from an Eating Disorder, and also different from picky eating. It is common for individuals with special needs to have a Feeding Disorder on top of their primary diagnosis, and a little awareness can go a long way when you are interacting with these individuals and their families.
That’s Not My Black SUV
I have another literature related post for you today. It's my first ever published work of fiction! *cheer* *applause* I'm SO happy! This tale took me fives of minutes to put together. It's inspired by true events and is told in the classic, immortal style of an Usborne touchy-feely book. Celebrate my fiction debut with me!
Leapfrog was so much more fun when I was five.
In Good Time
"All in good time" is a secret timeline that no one knows for certain, and only a few have the privilege of watching play out.
An Autism Gift Guide
Regardless of your usual gift-buying habits, there may be one name still on your list that I can help with today: The autistic child in your life.
Sadar, Green, Hale, Blabey
Looking for a good book to gift to the little people in your life? Here are a few that have been popular in my home.
Books About Autism: For Kids
Today's books are Children's Books, written for Neurotypical Kids (a.k.a. Kids who do not have Autism, and are developmentally "typical" or "normal."). These are the kinds of books you would purchase or check out of the library if you are wanting to help your children understand an Autistic sibling, classmate, or friend.