Stir Crazy!!

We’ve been going stir crazy and so time to get the sillies out at Playtopia! The kids love it there! Sophia & Jule had a great time in the bouncey castle and were more and more adventurous and brave with climbing and exploring! They absolutely love the ball pit and spend quite a bit of […]

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North + South Pole

Recently I read a post by another Autism parent using the analogy of North + South Pole as each end of the Spectrum. It was part of a discussion about how Jerry Seinfeld has diagnosed himself as being on the spectrum recently in an interview. You can read about that here. A lot of parents […]

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday! It always has been. I love the decorations, the costume making, going door to door and getting candy, carving pumpkins, and having a spooky ol’ time! This Halloween was the most memorable one for me. It was my most favorite one since having children of my own. Two years ago […]

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Acceptance

Most of us have experienced some kind of loss or life change and are familiar with the 5 steps of mourning: 1. Denial / isolation 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance This past year since the kids were diagnosed with Autism I’ve definitely gone through these steps. I went through them in the […]

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Sophia + Jule’s MRI Results

Yesterday morning Sophia + Jule had an appointment with the Paediatrician and the MRI results were in. I wish I got a copy of the report. I think I might ask for one today, but this is what my understanding was yesterday at the meeting. Sophia’s scan came back as normal brain development and grey […]

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BE UNIQUE

Somedays I find myself feeling really sad. Sad that my kids aren’t “normal”. I then feel a bit angry that we’ve somehow been cheated from living a “normal” life. Today was one of those days. Tonight as I was putting Sophia & Jule to bed I saw the print I had ordered off of Etsy […]

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Our Autism Bubble has burst

Sophia & Jule are getting to an age where people are starting to notice they aren’t your typical 2 year olds and John isn’t your typical 3.5 year old. This is a hard transition for me! I’ve had comments about how quiet they are, I’ve had people ask me questions and then when they find […]

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Almost there but still waiting…

I really underestimated the process of getting Specialized Services in place from FSCD. This process has been painful. Contracts have been signed, received back, sent to the provider, and now we are setting up a meeting to discuss the IEP and get the ball really rolling and get started on therapy. It’s been a long […]

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Getting Organized

I took this awesome course last night called “My Child’s Care is My Business” taught by Sandra M. Werle. Sandra was great. I received one of her books “My Child My Business” and she gave so many great tips on keeping the never ending paperwork that comes with having a special needs kid organized. I […]

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