Growing Pains….& Gains

I used to blog everyday at one point during what I call “the height” of Carter’s Autism. During the time of the potty training woes, the shoe debacle, and the meltdowns heard round the world (his and mine).  We’ll never forget the number twos that had to be cleaned (in lots of different places) and the…

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My Daily Dose of Autism

“Jump, Jump, Jump!” This is what I would say to Carter as he jumped excitedly on his swing set trampoline.  He would jump higher and higher, matching my enthusiasm and he would laugh and laugh and laugh.  He was so happy on that thing.   When we moved, we left Carter’s swing set at my…

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My Daily Dose of Autism

It’s been a pretty good week. My new (and hopefully long lasting) attitude and outlook has really helped when it comes to dealing with Carter.  When he has a fit or doesn’t cooperate I let him solve his issue and come back a bit later or if I’m pressed for time I just remain calm…

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My Daily Dose of Autism

Finally deciding to take a step back from all the chaos I mostly created is actually quite refreshing.  I’m a lot calmer and less stressed….okay, only a little, but it’s a start. I’m less inclined to try to control every situation…most of the time. I was trying to hold the weight of the world on…

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My Daily Dose of Autism

Considering Carter has an ongoing love affair with his black Crocs, I decided it would be a great idea for me to buy him a back-up pair.  Especially since we’ve already had a few cases of the missing croc…..scary, I know (insert scary movie music here).  i don’t know what brought on this infatuation with…

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My Daily Dose of Autism

There are so many questions about autism. About autistic children, their behavior, their quirks, and their families.  Many people stare and ask themselves questions or give opinions and offer advice. “What is wrong with that child?” “That kid needs to be disciplined.” “Autism is God’s work.” “Everything will be okay.” Yes, I am the mother…

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My Daily Dose of Autism

Gluten free test kitchen kicked my butt yesterday. As soon as I got home from work I kept working. Yesterday I made: Another gluten free pizza (different from the last one I did) Watermelon-lime freezie pops, which I make often, but this time I added a special ingredient: spinach!! I gotta get that kid to…

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My Daily Dose of Autism

I thought I was doing pretty good with gathering up Carter’s gluten free stuff and buying certain items that fit his needs until…….. I read through a list of brands that are owned by Monsanto and realized that I have recently purchased these brands! Yikes. Here’s the list in case anyone is interested. Printable List…

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