If autism were a flower Would it be a rose soft and delicate, protected by teeth? How about a wild purple Rhododendron that blooms on its own terms? Bright and unstoppable like a big laughing sunflower? Or Morning glory, that can dance towards the sun but weed a field of friends. Mine would be a […]Read More If autism were a flower
I am sure many of us have seen that article before, the one about toddlers being expelled from preschool (I’m also author to one of them), the one filled with panic, heartache and shock. We’ve seen the comments from sympathetic members of the special needs community, as well as from judgmental parents. But what we […]Read More We Need Legislation to Stop Daycares, Private Preschools, and Summer Camps From Expelling Children from Early Education Programs Across the US.
We have all read this story before, because this is a common tale amongst our special needs children. I hear about this multiple times per week in the parent support groups I belong to. But I am also going to share with you what happened after my child was thrown out of multiple daycare centers. […]Read More What I Did When My Two-Year-Old Got Kicked Out Of Preschool
http://www.scarymommy.com/autism-adhd-diagnosis-stages/ My post featured on Scary Mommy I never thought this would happen to me. When I held my baby girl for the first time and looked deep into her blue eyes, I was filled with love and dreams. I imagined her laughing, dancing at recitals, and wondered what style wedding dress she would […]Read More The 5 stages you go through upon receiving an “A” Word diagnoses
Photo credit: http://gilbertianrueda.com I don’t know. But this is what I did, and I followed my heart. I remember the first time I realized my child was different. I also remember the first time he realized he was different too. It was when he told me that he is a fat loser that rides the […]Read More What do you do when your Pre-teen gets bullied?
I think the words, “daycare costs have exceeded the cost of college tuition,” have come across my screen several times this year. You know what else it costs more than? The average mortgage! It’s complete bullshit. If parents are spending this much money on care for our children, we need to raise the bar a bit and question […]Read More Why daycare shouldn’t cost more than college
I was googling meals to feed my picky “34-month-old” or “almost-3-year-old.” This article came up. This food sounds disgusting. I just want my daughter to eat something other than chicken nuggets, pizza, bottomless cheese sticks and pierogies. I may just resort to protein shakes. http://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/galleries/kid-friendly-recipe-ideas/11-easy-toddler-meals-theyll-actually-eat?image=11Read More No toddler will eat this shit, because I won’t even eat it!