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?! 😯
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 […]Read More What’s In A Name?
Raising a child with autism is like doing yoga. It takes patience, practice, and some days you will be more flexible than others. The Truth Being motherly does not come naturally to me. When the munchkin was first born I was selfish as hell and still felt life was all about me. Based on my […]Read More Preponderance Of Evidence
“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 […]Read More Easy Does It
(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 […]Read More Affirmative ACTION?! 🤔
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. […]Read More “High Five!” 🤚🏾
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