Finding Coopers Voice published this piece today. Click below to read it! There is No Easy Autism By LAURA WINGLER / NOVEMBER 15, 2018 When my daughter was first diagnosed on the autism spectrum last year, I clung to the concept that it was no big deal—that it was “mild,” and she was “high functioning.” She was … Continue reading There is No Easy Autism
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My daughter woke up this morning and told me she saw Flower (who has been gone for five months now). I smiled and remembered how they sat together to watch TV and Ally used to put tiaras and toys all over her while she slept. Then on the five-minute car ride to school, she mentioned … Continue reading When You Have to Choose Between Your Child and Your Dog
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?