Autism, busy mom, kids, Motherhood, shenanigans

The Hiatus (I take a lot of those)

Wow.  Where to even begin?  I feel like I say that often.  Probably because it's always such a long time in between my posts.  It's been 5 months since I last posted about my latest conundrum. To be or not to be.... a stay at home mom. That was the difficult question.  Now that I… Continue reading The Hiatus (I take a lot of those)

Autism, busy mom, kids, Making progress, Motherhood

The Hiatus

Well, hello there! I know, it's definitely been a while.  Apologies to my thousands of fans (insert laugh here) who patiently waited for me to get off my lazy butt and entertain them with a new blog post.  Truth is.... I'm exhausted.  I've been exhausted for about...... well, as long as I can remember. When… Continue reading The Hiatus

Autism, kids, Making progress, Motherhood

Carter the Late Bloomer

Every year in class I read a book called Leo the Late Bloomer.  Even though I am well aware of how the story goes at this point, every time I read it I get a bit sentimental. Even thinking about it right now has my eyes watering.  I know, I know.... It's like I'm always… Continue reading Carter the Late Bloomer

Motherhood

My Daily Dose of…….

Autism. You know, for so long I've had an issue with that word.  That label.  Yes, as defined by society and mental health and the school system and blah blah blah, Carter does have characteristics of what is known of as Autism.  I use Autism very loosely, only when it's necessary or when I discuss… Continue reading My Daily Dose of…….

Motherhood

The start of something great

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged, but I've been super busy and exhausted.  Carter started Pre-K last week and it's been so much better than I expected. He actually wakes up in the morning in a good mood, brushes his teeth, gets dressed, eats his breakfast and watches Mickey Mouse Clubhouse without any… Continue reading The start of something great

Autism, Motherhood

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… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Autism

Autism, Motherhood

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… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Autism

Motherhood

My Daily Dose of Autism

These last few days I've really taken the time to put things in perspective.  I've realized that I spend too much of my time and energy on things that do not matter. I stress too much, I worry too much, I over analyze too much, and I plan too much. I'm just too much. I've… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Autism

Autism, Motherhood

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… Continue reading My Daily Dose of Autism

Motherhood

My Daily Dose if Autism

The gluten free test kitchen has been losing speed lately. I'm finding it all very tough to keep up with. Carter already doesn't eat a wide variety of foods so I've been finding it difficult and stressful to find gluten free foods that he would not only try but actually eat as well. I'm also… Continue reading My Daily Dose if Autism