Excited to be part of a FREE VIRTUAL Parenting Event and you can be a part too… and um once again it’s FREE!!!

Let me start off by saying I am not selling you anything…just the opposite I am GIVING you something for FREE!!! And before you shake your head and say like I need more parenting advice like I need a hole in the head… read on cause this virtual event is going to be way cool and um… its virtual so you can participate while the kids are at school, napping, playing Xbox whatever and you can even be in your PJs and no one will care cause they won’t see you. (I told you it was COOL!) So the other day I got this email from Sabrina  Marasovich, the host of this free online event which is called: Practical Parenting Help: Discover Solutions and Strategies […]

And the WINNER of the Social Thinking Game for Teen Aspies is…

We have a winner for the Should I or Shouldn’t I Perspective Taking  Game from the great folks at Social Thinking ! I wish I could give you ALL a copy but I only had one to giveaway. Random.org chose that person to be: Theresa!!! Who left the following comment: I have an amazing young man entering middle school too! He just happens to have aspergers too. Please sign me up for the giveaway! Congrats Theresa. I will be emailing you today asking you to please send me your mailing address! Thanks to everyone else who entered. The more people who respond to these types of contest the more often great companies like Social Thinking will offer to have me do giveaways to you all! […]

Back to School CHEERS AND TEARS

So by the title of this post you are probably making guesses as to who is shedding the tears and who is screaming the cheers. Well believe it or not they are both ME!!! Yup folks, the same woman who put a countdown clock on her page (Just look over to the top right and you will see it there) to remind her of the beloved day that school starts back… yup the same woman who is longing for the quiet, for the structure and time to actually get her writing and work done. Yes folks now that the time is quickly approaching I am sad! I am also scared out of mind. I am more nervous for Jay to start middle school then he […]

Review & GIVEAWAY of “Should I or Shouldn’t I? What Would Others Think?”- A game to encourage Social Thinking and social problem solving!

Those that follow me on Facebook know how nervous I have been about Jay starting middle school. Part of my neurosis  comes from the fact that I just don’t think he is socially ready. Academically… no problem, but can he handle all the situations that will be thrown his way?And what can I do as his mother to give him the tools to do so?  These questions have been keeping me up at night.That is why I was so excited when Social Thinking gave me the opportunity to try out this new game created by Dominque Baudry,MS, Ed  and based on the Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary introduced by Michelle Garcia Winner as outlined in her many books and articles on the topic.The game is […]

What Have You Done For Yourself Lately BLOG, BOOK REVIEW and GIVEAWAY!!!

It’s Memorial Day weekend and as I stopped to think about all the brave men and woman who gave their lives to protect us and secure our freedom… I started thinking about all those folks mothers and fathers too. Especially the mothers. Moms who gave up so much to raise their children and then the pain they must have felt and still do feel now that they are gone. That got me thinking about all the other moms in my life too and the pain and difficulties they have in their lives now. And well before I knew it, it got me thinking about me and how I am as a mom and yes my difficulties. Which of course then got me thinking about who […]

And the WINNER of the $25 Target Gift Card is…

Random.org picked this comment… Autism warrior LI NY | March 5, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply | Edit Congrats on the 1 year! and thanks for sharing with us! Great job you have done! it’s always nice to find fellow mother warriors , we all come together for one cause…to help each other help our kiddos!! Much love and best wishes! ~heather Congrats Heather, AKA Autism Warrior Long Island New York! Please send your mailing address to:  mamasturnnow@hotmail.com. Thank you to everyone who entered and left a comment. I meant this contest to be a thank you to you all, and it ended up being a not expected love fest! WHICH I LOVED!!! LOL I sincerely appreciate every comment you left. You are my […]

WINNER of the Seeing Ezra Book and a quick Sunday Funny

So the winner of the Book written by Kerry Cohen was… Kristin (kce7199)! Congrats! Please email me your mailing address so that the book can be sent to you. Send it to mamasturnnow@hotmail.com.   Sorry for not posting the last two days but it has been CRAZY around here. Nothing bad just crazy. I am still trying to download the pictures of the dog’s birthday party which by the way was a lot of funny! The pooch and the kids had a lot of fun! But until then, here is a quick funny for you to make you laugh. Enjoy and I hope your Sunday is a great one!

My Interview with Kerry Cohen author of “Seeing Ezra- A Mother’s Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and the Meaning of Normal” and GIVEAWAY of her book!

In August I received an email from the Publicist for Kerry Cohen (author of Loose Girl and many other award-winning books) newest book, SEEING EZRA- A Mother’s Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and the Meaning of Normal.  The email described her book as an eye-opening and inspirational chronicle of a mother’s struggle to protect her son from a system that seeks to compartmentalized and “FIX” him. I was intrigued so I Googled to find out more. What I found was a 2008 babble.com article called “What’s Wrong With This Picture? My autistic child doesn’t need to be fixed.” The last sentence of the post got me! If I am only able to do one thing for him as I usher him through childhood, it will […]

And the Winner of the Secret Agent Society Social Skills Program Giveaway is…

I am so excited to announce the winner. This program is so incredible. I know I talked a lot about it but that is how great it is. Okay enough blabbing on, the winner is… candace candy-lynn Congrats Candace. Please send your mailing address to mamasturnnow@hotmail.com so that I can give it to the creators of this incredible product and they can mail it to you directly. I can’t wait to hear how it works for your son. Thanks to everyone who entered. I wish I could have given every one of you a program. The winner was chosen randomly by random.org. So since I have your attention… I just want to put in a few plugs. One please make sure to check out (and […]

The WInner of the Surviving Time Island Virtual World Computer Fun Pack is…

Hey folks and Happy Sunday to you. Before I announce the winner I just want to tell you that I have some great readers who just crack me up. As you know in order to enter the contest you had to leave a comment saying what two things you would bring with you if you were stranded on an island. The answers were just fabulous.  Everything from Bug spray and  sunscreen, wet wipes to your favorite comfy pillow and of course a book entitled: “How to Survive on a Desert Island”. But Random. org picked the winner which just so happened to be the most practical entry too. The winner was… Kitty Kay | August 18, 2011 at 11:50 am | Reply | Edit I’m […]