Did you move your elf on the shelf?

only a few more nights! for me....   I never moved the elf in the house!  I never had an elf in the house! Why I don't elf on the shelf....  I have enough commitments-  this time of year is one of my favorites because of how it is traditionally centered around family and kids.  … Continue reading Did you move your elf on the shelf?

Stop Classroom Behavior Charts

I already dislike behavior charts that rank or rate children based on a color wheel and was planning to write this post all week.  Then Friday evening I hear my (typical) daughter playing with her toys in the bathtub.   She is playing and then I hear her say, "You have to be nice or … Continue reading Stop Classroom Behavior Charts

Q: Why were you late today? A: um…sugar

A lot has been weighing on my mind lately.   Today, on my out for work Max was going into his compulsive breakfast behavior.  There are a few behaviors that occur regularly that have become obsessive.  As most parents and especially parents of children on the spectrum, small simple things can take hours to get … Continue reading Q: Why were you late today? A: um…sugar

life as a mother to a son with autism

Dear life, I didn't see this one coming!  But, I laugh and smile.  You see life, you have a way of making things come full circle.  Back in the good `ole days, before kids and husbands; I would spend A LOT of time with some very cool women that are great friends.  They would have … Continue reading life as a mother to a son with autism

when mommy needs a time out….

Every so often, mommy needs a time out.  I have to leave the house without children and do something for myself.  This normally happens after several long days or prolonged screaming fits. Mommy time outs are really for everyone's safety! So, Sunday after two days of no afternoon naps and at least 3 hours of … Continue reading when mommy needs a time out….