Ichiban!!!

It starts with one. Just one thing. When the munchkin was young I spent an ample amount of time reading books on autism. At the time the information seemed vague and not applicable to our situation (the munchkin did not have Asperger’s nor was he “high functioning”). There were times I felt like I was […]

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In Sickness and In Health

“Achoo!” I sneeze as phlegm hurls across the front of my pajama top. Great, the more mucus I can get rid of the better I will feel I think to myself. I’ve been sick for most of the week and my only solace has been sleep and Netflix (not in that order). This is when […]

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Say Whaaaat?! 😯

Other people noticed my son was different long before I did. I would become very defensive when people would question his repetitive behaviors. I was also in extreme denial about his lack of progress in certain areas of development. Once the munchkin was finally diagnosed with autism, I was ashamed of his disability. Let’s face […]

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Who?!? 🤔🤨

I’m totally new to blogging and posting content on the internet but today I actually feel like I’ve finally “Made It”. 😂 Yes that’s right! Someone out there is treating me (single mom of autistic child) like a STAR 💫! This person thought that by googling my email address they would find out something about […]

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What’s In A Name?

Autism I don’t ever actually recall hearing this term until my son was diagnosed with it. In fact, growing up I had very little exposure to people with disabilities. My experience with the munchkin has been that these children (with disabilities) are segregated from the “normal” children in schools from the very beginning. The diagnosis […]

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Easy Does It

“Your child is a “low functioning autistic””. I was told this right after the munchkin started elementary school. He started off in an ALE class but it was still sensory overload for him. He spent most of his school day running (or attempting to run) out of the room. He was immediately transferred to a […]

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Affirmative ACTION?! 🤔

(No, this isn’t a post about hiking like I promised 😅) Growing up I used to watch the Roseanne show. I was young then and had no concept of race or how being black is perceived in American society. Her shenanigans has prompted this post. 🙄 The munchkin happens to be biracial with me being […]

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“High Five!” 🤚🏾

The munchkin is kind. Indiscriminately kind. One of the munchkins favorite activities is hiking and so now, on my “off weekends” (working single mom here) he will ask “can we go to the park please?”. Whenever we go out anywhere every person we come across gets a “Hi!” Or a “high five!” from the munchkin. […]

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# TeamOrganization

Monday The munchkin: We need to go to HEB Me: Not today baby, I have class this evening. Tuesday The munchkin: We need to go to HEB Me: Not today baby. Wednesday *in the middle of my workout * The munchkin: We need to go to HEB Me: Ok, why don’t you make a list […]

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton They say, the best (and sometimes worst) surprises are usually the ones you weren’t expecting. On a positive note this aptly describes my relationship with my son who is autistic. His journey with me began in the California […]

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