Interoception is often referred to as "the eighth sense."
Blog & Disorder: Episode 1
In this blogging family, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are especially pervasive. These are our stories. Duh DUN!
The Orange Post-It
It had been a day and I was tired. All I wanted was to announce bedtime, then crawl into my own bed and binge-watch something mind-numbing.
Everybody Does That (Part 2)
(Part 2) I want to address a common statement that people say when they hear I have an autistic son: "Everybody does that."
Everybody Does That (Part 1)
Last year for Autism Awareness & Acceptance month, I wrote a few posts that answered common questions I get asked about autism. This year, I want to address a common statement that people say when they hear I have an autistic son: "Everybody does that."
Imagination Changes the World
I recently read this quote by Glennon Doyle: Imagination is not just the catalyst of art, it's also the catalyst of compassion. Imagination is the shortest distance between two people, two cultures, two ideologies, two experiences. Imagination is not just the catalyst of art, it's also the catalyst of compassion. Imagination is the shortest distance … Continue reading Imagination Changes the World
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
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.
5 (More) Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent
I recently wrote a post called 15 Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent. I wrote it for fun one day after rereading the first few Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. As a special needs parent, I found so many parallels between Anne and my own children, as well as … Continue reading 5 (More) Reasons Why Anne of Green Gables is Neurodivergent