I had kind of a field trip fail today. Logan was sent off to school on the bus (because I *thought* this would make his day a little better) by daddy, and I had an alarm set to meet him and his class at 9 o'clock at the local Sloan Museum. I got up, and felt terrible. I have been having this crazy heartburn lately, and took a crazy spill the night before that ended with a … [Read more...] about Short field trips
Take this Quiz to find out! ..... Just kidding. But, I am two kinds of moms. I'm an Autism mom. I had a child, a beautiful baby boy, and found out early into his life that I didn't get to worry about the normal things a parent worries about. Sure, I have normal worries. But, when you are a special needs parent you worry x10. Potty training x100. Eating his vegetables x1000. … [Read more...] about Am I twice the mom you are?
Night terrors. Logan has them, very very bad. Whenever he wakes up during one, we hear “pitter pat pitter” and then “BOOM” as he crashes into his door. Then usually crying coming out from under his door. He’s not awake. He’s hard to console. This happened at least once a night. On the really bad days it was 3-6. Our developmental pediatrician told us to rouse him a little … [Read more...] about Hey Girl – Special Needs Ryan Gosling
It was a big milestone for Logan to start school this past October. It was tough, on both of us. I wasn’t ready to send my child to school at 3 years old, on a bus, by himself. He took a few months to get used to the newness of it all – new routine, new people, new place. But by December, Logan started asking for the school bus on weekends. He loves going to school, and on the … [Read more...] about A Year Full Of Firsts
When my baby boy was first diagnosed with Autism, and those words came out of the doctor’s mouth, I cried. Though, it was something we suspected for a year or so, those words made it final, and a wave of scary washed over me. Why us? Why my kid? I had about a week where I felt bad. I thought it was my fault, some how. I thought if maybe I took care of myself better when I was … [Read more...] about Autism Awareness Day 2013 – Be Aware, Not Alarmed.