“Mom, can we go to the movies today?” my son asks me as we are heading home. “Can we go on Monday?” I ask in response. “Yes!” the munchkin tells me excited he gets to go to the movies. Two years ago the answer would’ve been no and not just because he was easily overstimulated […]
Read More Making Paper
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 […]
Read More Ichiban!!!
“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 […]
Read More In Sickness and In Health
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 […]
Read More Say Whaaaat?! 😯
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 […]
Read More # TeamOrganization
As a single mom, working two jobs is how I am currently able to sustain the munchkin and myself. This consists of a regular Monday thru Friday job, and a second job where I work alternating weekends. On the weekends I’m at work, because the munchkin is not in school, my dad has munchkin monitoring […]
Read More Words of Encouragement
JUNE! JULY! AUGUST! As many of you parents of autistic children know, repetition can be a common and sometimes annoying trait. This includes but is not limited to repetitive movements,gestures, and/or verbal phrases. Initially after the munchkin started becoming more verbal (around middle school) I would just be glad he was saying anything at all, […]
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