Trying New Foods

Trying New Foods


My son has extreme food issues. The textures, smells, visual, all of it causes him issues. He has a very short list of what he will eat and he always wants everything prepared a certain way. We went to France a few years ago and he still knows how to say chicken and French fries […]

Beanie Ballz for Sensory

Beanie Ballz for Sensory


I have some other more serious posts in the que but I need to have a fun one thrown in there every once in a while! So yesterday I stumbled upon yet another conversation on twitter about a parent saying “I hate autism”. I can’t go there in this post but here is a great […]

Thank you Chuck Lorre


Big Bang Theory is one of our favorite shows because we all relate so well to all of the characters.  My son especially relates to Sheldon in so many ways.  My son is brilliant but struggles with interactions with others.  Like Sheldon he needs to be told what social conventions are.  Sheldon makes him feel […]

VIsiting Jill Smo!


Hi (waves)!  I am over visiting Jill Smo today over at Yeah Good Times.  If you have never seen her blog before now is a good time to explore it since it is pretty awesome.  She is super funny (now I picture jazz hands when my name is said LOL- follow link to get the […]

Nesquik is Delicious and Nutritious

Nesquik is Delicious and Nutritious


This is not a joke! There are certainly foods that are more nutritious but sometimes we have to take what we can get. He finally went back to private clarinet lessons over the weekend and it went well. We had not been there for a while because we could not work out our schedules while […]

Extreme Makeover Asperger’s Edition- Move that Bus!

Extreme Makeover Asperger’s Edition- Move that Bus!


Okay I confess there is no bus to move but there has been a dramatic change to the room since we started!  The transformation took a few weeks and we let him come in and check it out as it progressed.  This of course allowed him to slowly get used to the change and explore […]

Great Conference OCALI!

Great Conference OCALI!


Thursday I was blessed to be able to attend the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence OCALI annual conference. This website is also a fantastic resource for parents, even if not located in Ohio. As a parent it was only $100 to attend the whole conference. I had originally planned to go for a […]

Bad Day with Asperger’s

Bad Day with Asperger’s


I usually have a positive outlook on Asperger’s and my son.  I honestly would not change his personality but there are things that make life hard for him.  I have written a lot about the events that occurred a couple of weeks ago and how he needs to get back in to the routine.  Today […]

Co-workers really awesome for Special Needs Mom!


On the bright side, my co-workers are awesome.  He woke up this morning and was agitated about going to school.  I gave him time, I tried to bribe him, I threatened, but no matter what I did he refused to go. He asked me if he could go to work with me.  I asked why […]

Makeover Home Edition- Asperger’s (Before)

Makeover Home Edition- Asperger’s (Before)


Last week Extreme Makeover Home Edition featured a family with autistic kids. It was a great episode where not only did they make over the whole house but they created spaces especially for the kids. The room that I liked the best was the sensory room for the kids. I would love to create a […]