At two-and-a-half, my autistic son spoke more often than several other kids in his regional center-funded speech and language class. Two years later, several of those kids talked non-stop, whereas my son continued to speak only occasionally, and ...more
It was our great philosopher in a bowler hat, Boy George, who said it best when he sang: Time won't give me time. It's one of those hard truths working mothers (hell, all mothers!) know too well.And for us WAHMs ... listen. The juggle is real.
Yes, you read that title correctly: I now have a son ...
This story started a long time ago. Decades.
It begins with my sister. She and I never really got along. As a child I idolised her. She found me annoying. She was popular, gorgeous and ...more
Originally written on October 7, 2015.
I had no answer to the question. I didn't think I'd need one.
So let's backtrack a little bit: A little over 15 years ago, our first, beautiful baby boy was born. We couldn't wait for him to talk. Then ...more
New parents have it rough sometimes. Babies cry -- a lot. I've often found myself thinking it'd be so much easier if my little one could just tell me why she's upset. Then I could fix the problem and everything would be wonderful, right?
Recently, I watched the new CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which features Rebecca, a Jewish American woman visiting her ex-boyfriend Josh’s extended Filipino American family for Thanksgiving. While it’s completely over-the-top (the hip-hop video segment!), it was hilarious....more
At two-and-a-half, my autistic son spoke more often than several other kids in his regional center-funded speech and language class. Two years later, several of those kids talked non-stop, whereas my son continued to speak only occasionally, and mostly kept his own counsel.
We parents of those kids constantly compared notes, as parents of autistic kids often do, about the differences in our kids' speaking abilities. Which different therapies and interventions were our kids receiving? How did they make a difference, and why?
Oh, hi Christmas! You're one month away. I guess that means it's finally time to get my act together and get organized on our gifting this year.Usually I keep a running list in the notes section in my phone throughout the year and when I come across an idea I like - jot that down! ...more
It's time for another edition of Five on Friday and I do hope you'll join along!Remember, all you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add our logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools below. Easy, and a great way to find new blogs and be found. :)Now that Thanksgiving has passed ....more
Sheila’s Marriage Moment: The Power of a Simple Thank You Every Friday I like to post a quick 400 word “Marriage Moment”–mostly to give you something bit sized you can grab a hold of to make up for how LONG all my other posts are! Here you go! My husband picked up my empty glass and stuck it in the dishwasher before getting himself a snack ....more
The holiday season is upon us once again, and as I watch the commercials on TV, wade through the decorations at the Mall, and watch store owners prepping to open earlier than ever on Thanksgiving Day, I think the same thing I do every year:Thank God I'm not in retail anymore.I spent entirely too many years after college (thanks to that ever-employable Theatre degree) doing time in retail. I worked in clothing, shoes, lingerie, books and jewelry. I worked as a part-timer,...more
Awhile back, our family decided to try out Green Kid Crafts, which is a cool subscription box for kids. You get a science & craft kit in the mail every month! Green Kid Crafts sends your family a box focused on STEM and arts and crafts, full of multiple projects for fun with learning, experimenting, and crafting.Here I'm giving my unbiased review of the service and showing you what's in a typical box ....more
I'm sure you'll be SHOCKED to know that this week's Five on Friday is dedicated to all things shopping... am I right!?!?!?! We all know it's the biggest shopping day of the year so come one and come all and let's talk about some sales worth shopping:...more
With December on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about Christmas gifts and teachers are always pretty high on our list. If you're anything like me, you scour Pinterest for clever ideas, only to fall back on the tried-and-true gift certificate days before the class party. This year I am taking all of the guesswork out of the equation for you and I'm so excited to share these Holiday Teacher Gifts Featuring Walmart Photo products ....more
The holidays are officially just around the corner. That means that it is time for gift giving. Meaningful and personal gifts are my favorite gifts to give to family members, especially grandmas and grandpas ....more
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