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...

Autism Rates On The Rise: 1 in 68 Children

Autism Rates On The Rise: 1 in 68 Children

Well, the news is out... the CDC has announced that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  I expected the numbers to increase but this is quite a jump from the statistics two year ago of 1 in 88... or going back to the 1970's where autism affected...

Move Over Flary… Ollie The Service Dog Is Back!

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,...

Autism And Christmas: Learning To Love Christmas In A Different Way

Autism And Christmas: Learning To Love Christmas In A Different Way

Growing up I always loved Christmas... I still do.  Like most children, I always felt Christmas could never get here soon enough and once December arrived, it dragged on endlessly.  When Christmas Eve FINALLY arrived, we always had a family get-together with my...

A Very Special Birthday Wish…

A Very Special Birthday Wish…

I have to wish a very important family member a Happy Birthday today!  Who is it?  It's our son's autism service dog... Ollie. As part of National Dog Day last year, I had written a tribute to Ollie.  I think under the circumstances, I will share...

You Might Be An Autism Parent If…

You Might Be An Autism Parent If…

How about a little 'You Might Be An Autism Parent If...'?  I haven't done this for a little while and thought it would be a fun way to spend an Autism Sunday. For those parents that haven't checked out the hashtag #youmightbeanautismparentif... you really should.  It...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary… To Me!

Happy 2nd Blogiversary… To Me!

Where does the time go?  I have a smile on my face this morning thinking about the fact that Mom-ology is two years old today!  After starting many blogs, this one has really stuck and I am proud of where it is today. I have had an incredible couple of years......

Memories I’ll Treasure Forever…

Memories I’ll Treasure Forever…

I really haven't been around much lately, and I must apologize.  Sometimes life gets too busy and complicated to be able to focus on much more than getting through the day.  We've been experiencing some changes here and it's been a little challenging... especially for...

Enjoying Halloween With Sensory Challenges

Enjoying Halloween With Sensory Challenges

I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween this week.  It can be an exciting time for many kids... and some adults too - like us!  We are a Halloween family!!  However with schedules this year we will not be participating in Halloween as we always have and I...

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

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...