I took the playground back!

Last week I had it out at the playground; I had enough and I don’t care if I came across like a Karen! I took the playground back! The neighborhood playground was locked for over two months from Covid-19.  When it opened back up my kids were so excited.  We went a few times whenContinue reading “I took the playground back!”

With just a match strike

Your life or someone else’s life can flash forward in your mind. All the dreams, ambitions, joy and laughter gone within aglimpse. That’s the feeling… That’s how special needs parents feel everyday. How life can be taken from us with an accident or how we wait for aglimpse into our child’s future. All the questionsContinue reading “With just a match strike”

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 orContinue 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 getContinue 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 haveContinue reading “life as a mother to a son with autism”

mommy stress keeping you up?

WOW! Do you ever have those feelings where you are actually looking forward to going to work in the morning.  And if only it was time to be up and get ready for the day. That’s how I feel today at 2am.  I cannot sleep, I am having real mommy stress.  I had no ideaContinue reading “mommy stress keeping you up?”

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 ofContinue reading “when mommy needs a time out….”

kids birthday parties

This is Maximus at his very own private photo shoot that he’s dad spent hours to make and set up and get a nice cake for!  He did great and the big party came and he fell asleep and never smashed his own 1st birthday cake.  Well, now for Social (second child syndrome) I amContinue reading “kids birthday parties”