Life Changing


I haven’t written in a while because I have so much to say and can’t keep one thought stream going straight and focused long enough to type it out but going to try. Bullying is one of the worst things that a person can ever go through.  Those scars run very deep. Recently I have […]

Accepting Self & Advocating for Self


Advocating for your own needs is so very important yet also so very hard.  I personally know I want so much to be accepted so then I sacrifice my own needs for the sake of others.  No.  Not anymore. I have even struggled with that in my own house.  My husband changed careers a few […]

Why is my child violent?


My son has always been kind hearted and sweet.  He has always loved animals and has even lectured the neighbor that the moles their dog killed is God’s creature too.  Even as a teenager now he is always concerned about me.  He has an obsession with magnets and has these Ball of Whacks that he […]

Struggling


I have been really struggling lately.  I haven’t been able to write because I have struggled with what to say about it.  The majority of issues are coming from work which is hard for me to write about.  What if my boss found my blog and put 2 and 2 together.  Sigh.  So I will […]

Going to a formal event


Part of me wants to run screaming! Part of me is curious and almost excited to get dressed up and pretend for a few hours. Part of me wonders how I ended up agreeing to go…. ah yes lots of reasons. First of all it is an annual fundraising event and I have known about […]

Acceptance means Acceptance

Acceptance means Acceptance


Autism Speaks and other groups have advertised April as Autism Awareness month. I think it is great to try to rally people up and try to make sure everyone in the community is aware of autism. Recently Life on The Spectrum went out and poled people to ask them what they know about autism. The […]

Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in plain sight


First of all I need to clarify that I have not been officially diagnosed. You can read more about that here and here if you wish. I do believe that I am an Aspie and I have done my best to blend in. It is not that i mean to hide but i didn’t know […]

“Emotional Issues”


I am so sick from reading this story today about a 10 year old killing a 12 year old.  Any time that a child dies it is upsetting of course but this one really upset me to the point that I may take everyone’s advice now and take a break from reading the news. It […]

The fog has lifted (I hope)

The fog has lifted (I hope)


I am trying to put it into perspective that every year Thanksgiving gets better since my grandmother died. We have worked really hard to make the Holiday a happy time for my son and for all of us. This year was actually really good and you can read about our Thanksgiving holiday here. He did […]

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 […]