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Move Over Flary… Ollie The Service Dog Is Back!

We had a bit of a mini-life changing moment in our house yesterday in the middle of a rather challenging math lesson on fractions.  By the way, have I ever mentioned that I hate math??  So, I'm not sure who the lesson was becoming more stressful for, my son,...

Mommy, I Don’t Want To Have Autism Anymore!

I find it very difficult to share the deeply personal situations that go on in our lives.  I have shared this before and though I am trying to learn to do this because I know there is usually someone out there who can benefit, but I have to be honest, it's still...

To Stim Or Not To Stim? That Is The Question!

Around the autism community you may frequently hear the term 'stimming'.  What is stimming?  It's simply a word that is used to describe a repetitive body movement such as hand flapping or rocking.  An individual can also have verbal stims which mean they might hum or...

Wandering and Autism: The Scary Reality

49% of children with autism engage in elopement behaviour. Elopement behaviour, or wandering, is by far the part of my son's autism that scares me the most, and lately our experiences with this is on the rise. For those that read my blog, I have referred to myself...

Ten Things You Should NEVER Say To An Autism Parent

1.  Are you sure he/she has autism?  He/she seems fine to me! I was unaware that you were actually a medical doctor!  Congratulations!  Wish I had known so that I didn't have to go through the two year wait to get a diagnosis through my child's...

The Meltdown vs. The Tantrum

As part of the A to Z Challenge, my theme is autism.  I’m taking advantage of the fact that April is Autism Awareness Month… it just seemed a perfect fit!  So moving on with today… M is for The Meltdown vs. The Tantrum. The meltdown is common characteristic...

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A to Z Challenge: Commercial Jingles

A to Z Challenge: Commercial Jingles

Sticking with the retro theme for the A to Z Challenge, I have gone back and picked a few of those catchy commercial jingles that we all may love... or hate... but either way, I imagine you have all sang along at some point in your life. OSCAR MAYER WEINER (1965)...

A to Z Challenge: Bizarre Products and Inventions

A to Z Challenge: Bizarre Products and Inventions

Day 2 of the A to Z Challenge presented with me with a lot of topics to chose from, but I finally settled on bizarre products and inventions of 'yesteryear'. Now, I will admit, I have gone back further than the 60's to 80's range for some of these... but they were...

Accidentally Hilarious Headlines

Accidentally Hilarious Headlines

Mark Twain once wrote "against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand"... during these difficult times take some time each day to find something that can make you smile or laugh. It is true what they say, laughter is the best medicine! Now, have you ever watched,...

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

Starting April 1, 2020, I will be taking part in the A to Z Challenge, and I am thrilled to have this on my plate right now. Not only is it something to take the focus off the serious times we are facing, but I look forward to meeting new bloggers and working on my...

The Lighter Side Of My Biggest Fear

The Lighter Side Of My Biggest Fear

Fears... those who know me, know one of my biggest fears in the world is... SPIDERS!  It's actually become a little bit of a joke in a lot of cases, but I'm OK with that!  But as far as spiders go, there is NOTHING that I like about them. They are creepy... ugly......

The Real Toy Story… In Our House!

The Real Toy Story… In Our House!

It's Friday the 13th.  Only seems appropriate to blog today about something creepy.  How about your child's creepiest toy? I think there is nothing creepier with respect to horror movies than having a simple, harmless, child's toy turn into some demonic...

Swimming With The Dolphins… an Adventure to Remember

Swimming With The Dolphins… an Adventure to Remember

During our trip to Florida, which consisted not only of the most enjoyable time spent with friends, but also an adventure for my son that lead him down the road of many first experiences... all starting with his first time flying.  One of the most amazing highlights...

Flying For The First Time… On The Spectrum

Flying For The First Time… On The Spectrum

A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days in Florida with friends.  The fun and adventures we had there were priceless! These are memories that not only I, but my son, will treasure forever. I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive about the whole trip at the beginning...

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