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The Place I Belong

This is the way all places should be.. This is the place I’ve always wanted to find.. And I feel like I have now, even if for a fleeting moment on our journey. And I...

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Please Use the Side Entrance

Let’s talk about middle school. Let’s talk about Daniel’s upcoming middle school. Let’s talk about arguments I’ve heard that support Daniel’s upcoming middle school. Let’s talk about how you can tell the pervasive paradigm of...

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“Gut Issues” and Potty Training

I’ve read the statistics quite a bit on GI problems with regards to Autism. Autistic kids are reportedly 3.5x more likely to have GI problems than typically developing children. What they don’t tell you with...

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A Tween Among Us

So I knew this day would come, but I didn’t expect it so soon. Daniel has turned into a tween (preteen) and seems to be picking up on a lot of things. I will admit,...

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New Years Resolution

I read a blog recently that described me so well I was rather surprised. Every year, I think I’m going to do a better job of keeping my home clean and organized, my life more...

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Keeping Up with Social Interaction

Since the school year started, I’ve been busy taking baby Olivia around to different baby and me type things. We go to weekly storytime and a group at the mall. All are things geared toward...

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8 months pregnant and Autistic

***Disclaimer: This may have some information that you don’t want to know about my pregnancy.*** I am just under 5 weeks from delivering Baby #3, Olivia. As an out autistic mother, I’ve been asked from...

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Autism Rates (Revisited)

(Originally posted as a Facebook post; reposting here nearly a month after the fact so that the information is easily linkable) I want to direct everyone’s attention to 3 studies that were done with regards...

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Did you know….

Did you know… ….tomorrow starts Autism “Awareness” month? ….Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day? ….that the messages that came out of last week’s prevalence rates are damaging to Autistic people? ….that the messages that will...