My kids are old enough now that they are up until midnight most days during the holidays, so I’m struggling enough with begging them to go to bed every day. New Year’s Eve will be a snap for them. … [Read more...]
Elmo, Barney, Berenstain Bears, and Snow White! Huh?
Two weeks ago Maddy started asking, “Elmo, Barney, Berenstain Bears, and Snow White!” Huh? This was met with a blank stare from me as I tried to solve this LSAT question about the relationship … [Read more...]
In the fall (which starts in early August for Maddy), and right up until the leaves have to be chipped out of the frozen tundra (aka our suburban patch of dead grass and hibernating thistles), Maddy … [Read more...]
She’s Having a Temper Tantrum
Maddy came out of school today, much the way I fantasize about leaving Indigo…with a bag full of shit I love, that I have no intention of giving back. One of her teachers was so sweet to have brought … [Read more...]
Back to School
This is our second week of being back to school, and I’m feeling a little lost trying to set the new routine, but I’m thrilled that it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I anticipated it would be. During … [Read more...]
Atypical is Not Your Typical Show About Autism. Thank You Netflix!
I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, so I am lucky to call watching TV work. All opinions, and snacks they send me, are my own. Hands off! Holy cow you guys! Have you seen the new series that … [Read more...]
Berry Berry Baking with Autism
Maddy loves to recreate situations from shows that she has watched. Like waving and exclaiming, “Bye bye snowman!” as the bath water swirls down the drain, copying Caillou’s actual snowman that he … [Read more...]
To Make Her Laugh #streamteam
Maddy finds it extremely distressing when anyone in our family is crying. “To make her laugh,” becomes her mantra as she sets about trying everything she can to make the person feel better. This … [Read more...]
Isn’t There an Adult Around? When the Child Becomes the Parent.
My mother is having open heart surgery right now. I’ve been shaking since yesterday morning. The nerves committed, with equal swiftness and intensity, to the panic attack agenda. Nerves are bastards. … [Read more...]
Essential Oils for ADHD – Helpful or Just Snake Oil?
I’ve been toying with the idea of trying out essential oils to help me manage my ADHD and anxiety symptoms, as well as to kick these sinus & headache problems to the curb. I was shopping with my … [Read more...]
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