“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
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, […]Read More JUNE! JULY! AUGUST!
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 […]Read More The Journey Begins