We have all read this story before because this is a common tale amongst our special needs children. I hear about this multiple times per week in the parent support groups I belong to. But I am also going to share with you what happened after my child was thrown out of multiple daycare centers. … Continue reading What I Did When My Two-Year-Old Got Kicked Out Of Preschool
http://www.scarymommy.com/autism-adhd-diagnosis-stages/ My post featured on Scary Mommy I never thought this would happen to me. When I held my baby girl for the first time and looked deep into her blue eyes, I was filled with love and dreams. I imagined her laughing, dancing at recitals, and wondered what style wedding dress she would … Continue reading The 5 stages you go through upon receiving an “A” Word diagnoses
Photo credit: http://gilbertianrueda.com https://link.medium.com/XFMF7mereU I don’t know. But this is what I did, and I followed my heart. I remember the first time I realized my child was different. I also remember the first time he realized he was different too. It was when he told me that he is a fat loser that rides the … Continue reading What do you do when your Pre-teen gets bullied?
I was googling meals to feed my picky “34-month-old” or “almost-3-year-old.” This article came up. This food sounds disgusting. I just want my daughter to eat something other than chicken nuggets, pizza, bottomless cheese sticks and pierogies. I may just resort to protein shakes. http://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/galleries/kid-friendly-recipe-ideas/11-easy-toddler-meals-theyll-actually-eat?image=11
It was when I got one of those “reports” from my daughter’s preschool that rambled on about how she lost her shit when they introduced the kids to desktop computers, that I realized this generation is too tech-savvy. She poked at the screen and yelled at the mouse, she just couldn’t understand the concept … Continue reading When did my 2 1/2 year old become an iPad pro?
New Year’s Eve changes when you have kids. No more going out to fun places and watching the ball drop. No more watching the ball drop at all, actually, because you are asleep hours before it drops, unless you mean watching it via the variety of pre-recorded NYE countdowns that Netflix has to offer. But … Continue reading NYE Kid mixers, Netflix saves the day and brings fun back to the parents!
Today I realized that lying is my parenting strategy for not overusing the “no” word- for the toddler anyway. I find myself saying “No” constantly. No, don’t take your clothes off. No, don’t feed that to the dog. No, you cannot fly. But in some instances, you can just lie instead of always saying “no.” … Continue reading Lying is my parenting strategy
When you write creative non-fiction, people hate you. It is inevitable because your material is everything nobody wants discussed. Or just everything in life, in general. You bring real-life situations into a creative environment and share parts of your life that some people do not want shared. It brings agreements and disagreements, but at the … Continue reading Why Everyone Hates Creative Non-Fiction Writers
My stepson asked me to take him to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show last night. Hold onto your dirty looks for a few minutes because there is a good lesson in this, I promise. I told him he probably wouldn’t like it. He begged to differ. He kept asking me what it was about … Continue reading A lesson from our tween on movie theater etiquette