“Being autistic means that you get to be incredibly happy!” Guest Post by Kasey Smith

EDITORS NOTE: The incredible thing about the internet is the ability to meet all sorts of people from all over the world. I love the community page I have on Facebook. It is a positive place where everyone shares what they feel and knows that others will not jump all over them, even if they differ in opinion. The fact that it is a safe place is why I believe I have been fortunate to have so many grownups with Aspergers join us. I love this more than I can explain! These incredible folks are able to share their first hand insight with us and make me understand things that I just never would have gotten without them. One of those folks who enlightened me […]

Boxers vs Briefs

  I happened to pass by my boy’s room while he was getting dressed this morning and noticed that he was wearing boxer briefs instead of his usual tighty whities. So of course I asked him about it. His response was, “MOM… for now on I will wear boxer briefs on A days (which is the day he has PE) and my regular comfy tighty whities on B days.” He must have noticed my puzzled look because he sighed and continued on saying, “Mom I happened to notice that the other boys were wearing boxers and well… you know!” Okay folks there are just too many things about this that are awesome but I cannot go into them right now because I need to run […]

My Boy is GROWING UP!!!

Some how when I wasn’t looking… he grew up. It seems like this past week he has matured right in front of my eyes. He is more independent and self-confident not to mention taller! At almost 5’2″ and 118lbs already (and he is only 11) my boy is growing up. This morning before we got in the car for me to drive him to school, I stopped and just looked at him. He smiled patted me on the back and said, “Okay go ahead and snap my picture. I know you want to!” LOL! I am so proud of him…but you know what… look at this face, I think he is even more proud of himself! Here is to a great 2nd week of school! […]

It’s My Birthday TODAY and this is what I plan on wishing for when I blow out the candles…

I could wish for this… or I could wish to go here… Or at least like I was there by eating this… then I could wish that even if I ate all that I still was able to do this… But even though I would love to not have to worry about money, to travel to Italy, to dine and wine like there is no tomorrow and to be THIN… That is not what I will be wishing for when I blow out all 43 of my candles on my homemade cake that my baby girl loving made following the recipe in her cake Boss Cook Book she got for her birthday. No what I will wish for has to do with this…To see that […]

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 […]

Mama and No Guile Go to the FARM- Mama’s TURN…

Literally it is My Turn to tell you about the fabulous day we all had on the Farm today. You see No Guile : Life and Other Stories from Autism beat me to the punch and already did this POST. Check it and while you there check out her other blog posts and then go HERE and like her Facebook page because she is GREAT! And I can say that now because she is not just some random person I only know from the internet… she is now an official stalker whom I met in person! Just kidding… I stalked her and invited her to go with us!  Oh and for the record if you clicked and read HER blog post you will recognize the […]

Just another example of how my Aspie has more compassion and love then most folks…

5:45am and I wake up because I have that feeling that someone is watching me. I open one eye and there in front of me is my boy, tears quietly sliding down his cheeks. I sit up, suddenly wide awake. “What’s Wrong?” I say and open up my covers to let him in. He curls his not so little body around mine and buries his head into my side. “I had a bad dream” he sniffs. This is huge, the fact that my boy has reached out to me, has been able figure out what the problem is and express it in words and not just screams or fits of anger… HUGE. I encourage him to tell me what the dream was about, “They say […]

“Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff FOR MOMS” Book review and #GIVEAWAY!!!

I have been so excited to do this review ever since the publicist contacted me asking if I would be interested in doing it. I have had the book a month now and FINALLY I am sitting down to tell you about it. You see it took time to write this because  like a good box of chocolates… I took my time reading this book and truly enjoyed each and every bite of it, wanting to make the delicious words last forever. I knew Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms  was going to be good, but folks this book should be a must read for every mom! Seriously! I am talking as soon as you see the little blue line on the stick or […]

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 […]

Realistic Ways to Balance “Momminess” & “Sexiness” (On Mother’s Day & Beyond)- Guest post by author Lori Verni-Fogarsi

It is MAY 1st and I have decided that this is the month that I seriously start putting on my oxygen mask first! If you read this blog, you know I have been toying around with this for a while now. So why then all the sudden am I so gun ho? Well… I read this great fictional novel  called, “MOMNESIA” and let’s just say it hit home! You guys have to read this book! It is a quick light read that is funny yet at the same time will make you stop and think! If you are a mom, plan on becoming a mom or have a mom… YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a copy for […]