Found an old poem I wrote in 2001.... One day I decided to stop looking for more One night I decided to sleep on the floor There was no question, there was no confusion There was just no reason for the logic I was using So my new life began taking the role of being … Continue reading untitled.
Thanks for stopping by! I write mainly about being a mom and our atypical family, hoping to reach other moms who need support raising and understanding children with autism spectrum and sensory processing challenges. And, on occasion, I'll share some flash fiction stories and poetry. I really appreciate that you found me and hope some … Continue reading welcome ♥
I leaned against the cold stone wall as he pressed his body into mine. Breathing slowly, he kissed my cheek, then traced his lips down my neck. I could feel his fingers slide under my shirt and just as he reached the curve of my... “Cam!” “Huh…” dammit. Did I just space out again? “Jesus … Continue reading “Affection”
This statement is not totally truthful. I do care, a lot, what people think of my son. How other people view Autism affects how he is treated, so it’s very important that I do my best to explain his Autism to the people in his life. But explaining a spectrum disorder to people who don’t … Continue reading EXPLAINING AUTISM
Created by artist and animator Tom Bancroft, #MerMay is a month long celebration of mermaids!! Artists from around the globe at all skill levels participate by drawing mermaids and share on social media using the hashtag #MerMay or #MerMay2018. There's even an inspirational prompt on mermay.com. Here's some of my favs from Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/p/BiYcPSwjuhC/?saved-by=riellygrey https://www.instagram.com/p/BicOGPfjKQY/?saved-by=riellygrey https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZOk4OlMiW/?saved-by=riellygrey … Continue reading #MerMay 2018 is Back!!!!
I'm not much for reposting memes, but the latest "If your pet was on a dating website, post their default picture" seemed super fun. And really what's the point of social media if not for catto and pupper pics anyway? What I did not expect was my friend Sparrow to start rating all of my … Continue reading 34 Pet Tinder Photos Get Hilarious Ratings
In the heat of the moment, when those "terrible two's" begin to take hold of your child for the first time, it can be really hard to recognize what is actually happening versus what it "feels" like is happening. But that outburst isn't coming from a place of disrespect or disobedience; it's an outburst … Continue reading Time Out For Self-Regulation, Not Punishment
I recently started blogging for Hudson Valley Parent about our journey with Simon, Sailing The Spectrum. I'll be posting weekly about what we've learned in Early Intervention as well as sharing personal stories about the very true side of Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. I also have a few articles featured in upcoming HV Parent … Continue reading I’m Writing For Hudson Valley Parent Magazine!
Imitation was a super hard skill for us to learn. I'm not sure why but anytime I sang or made a funny face, my son would just look at me puzzled and then get bored and walk away. Like "Mom...you look weird...is that it...okbai." I just couldn't figure out how to help him learn to … Continue reading Using YouTube Videos To Encourage Imitation
Atlanta artisan Caralyn Edwards(Tucker) of Mystic Reflections specializes in creating some of the sweetest fantasy sculptures I have ever seen. Her series of Steampunk animals is my all time favorite and each animal is cuter than the next. From hedgehogs to hippos and everything in between, you'll totally fall in love with these time traveling beasts. … Continue reading The Sweetest Steampunk Animals On Earth