Our diagnosis of autism

I can still remember when Cody was a baby.  He was our first child and his pediatrician had given us a wonderful book as a guide and resource for all things developmental and milestone related.  It went age-by-age and of course my nose was in that book on a very regular basis.  As I read and […]

16 Already…..how did that happen?

Dear Cody, I can still remember being pregnant with you all those years ago.  Although it wasn’t planned, I was still so happy and excited for your arrival.  Looking back, I wouldn’t have been so eager had I known the pain it would cause to push all nine pounds and four ounces of you out of […]

The Special Olympics are pretty special

On Monday morning I drove about 30 minutes to the closest bowling alley to attend the Special Olympics competition being held there.  Cody has participated since he was in elementary school and now that he’s a teen, he finally gets the competitive side.  A little bit.  I’m super competitive so any time I have watched my […]

Autism Awareness – S is for Sibling

I am continuing with my Autism Awareness posts, which started with a brief description and my acronym for the word autism.  If you missed my original post, you can read it here. I will never forget the day several years ago when my younger son very loudly declared, “I hate autism.”  Now, as a protective Mom who wasn’t […]

Autism Awareness – I is for Intervention

What a busy month it’s been.  It’s autism awareness for the entire month of April, plus Earth Day is this month. I have several giveaways this week so please check out those, too, while you are here.  Next in my acronym for the word autism is I is for intervention. As I mentioned in the original […]

Autism Awareness – T is For Touching….

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?  It was the reason that I decided to write more about my family’s experience with autism.  If you didn’t see my first post, you can find it here.  For today, I am going to focus on the topic of touching and the way if affects our […]

Wordless Wednesday – Wonder What He’s Thinking About

Autism Awareness – A is for Again and Again and Again

Do you know someone with autism?  April is Autism Awareness Month and if you read my post from yesterday  you may already know that I have a 15 year old with autism .  If not, it’s here.  In it I wrote my version of an acronym for the word autism.  My goal for the entire month […]

Autism Awareness Begins with the Letter "A"

Are you already trying to think of how many times you can utter the words “April Fool’s” today? It’s April 1st and although I LOVE a good joke and pulling one over on others, especially my husband, today is also the start of Autism Awareness Month. I have written very little about my family and how we […]

Pack a Healthy Lunchbox That’s Waste-Free Too!

Have you ever been in a school cafeteria during lunchtime?  I have and some of what I have seen really bothers and worries me.  The food available to the kids isn’t the greatest(at least not what I would want to feed my children).  Some of the choices simply shouldn’t be there(such as fried foods or […]