Stimming

The term "stimming" is short for self-stimulatory behavior and is sometimes also called "stereotypic" behavior. In a person with autism, stimming usually refers to specific behaviors that include hand- flapping, rocking, spinning, or repetition of words and phrases. Here is a way to make stim life the best life...

Special Needs Mom

As parents we strive to do our best and at the end of the day lets face it, we just want to survive and for our kids to survive. (yay we lived today, onto tomorrow!) I'm a mother to 2 beautiful girls just trying to live my best mom life and help them take on this world. This is my mom life raising the cutest little gal I know without words. 

Autism and Diet

No matter how hard to you try to feed your kids healthy food, they will be kids. Do you remember when you were a kid and having to finish your veggies prior to being excused from the table... I do. Bottom line is we as parents just need to do our best and not give up, but also need to be encouraging and not a raging mess yelling things like "Eat your food or else!" I have a daughter with complex medical needs she is also without words and on the autism spectrum. She is the coolest little person I know and here are my tricks on how I do my best to feed her...

Blood Draw Tips and Autism

If you have dealt with getting a blood draw you know how it is. Plain and simple at times if you get the right person who can make it easy. But it can also be like playing a game of roulette. You may get someone who will bruise your vein easier or someone who can't find veins as easy. Yes this is a pain at times. If you go regularly you may be one of the lucky ones and know someone who is great at this job.

My Tribe (a poem)

My tribe is strong and kind. My tribe is real with humility. My tribe sees beauty in all things. My tribe is raw with respect. My tribe understands the power of dreams. My tribe beats with one heart. My tribe is different not less... -K-

Hollow

Being a special needs mom is an experience beyond your wildest dreams that's for sure. It's hard and emotional and it makes your soul older than it should faster than you thought possible.

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