There are few things that really get to me. Working in social media, I scroll through countless offensive and generally awful things on a daily basis. You learn quickly to let things roll off your back or you’ll just feel down about things all the time. But when I came across this meme while scrolling through my personal Facebook feed, it really hit home. It says, “What if I told you autism parents are just martyr mommies?” Let me be clear: Having children with autism does not make me a “martyr mommy.”
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Is it really the end of June? This summer is flying by for our family. Since June is coming to a close, we are planning for the 4th of July! With our children’s sensory sensitivities, taking them to see a fireworks show requires a little preparation. We have come up with three hacks for kids with autism to enjoy fireworks. We’ll be utilizing these hacks for C and Jo to enjoy the Festival Foods Fireworks Show!
Our life has a very distinct rhythm. It slowly took shape a few years ago. With our two children on the autism spectrum, I imagine it may always be this way.* The rhythm of our life takes two steps forward and one step back. I still celebrate the steps forward but am no longer blissfully ignorant to the step back that awaits.
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Summer 2016 is in full swing! With the sun staying out longer, people are gathering together for barbecues, late night bonfires and holiday get-togethers. I, for one, love having my friends and family over to grill outside during these summer months and do it as often as I can. So, what are my necessities to having guests over in these hot temps? Food – yes. Bug spray – quite possibly. Charmin toilet paper – absolutely.
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Have you ever distracted your upset child with a different toy or activity? That is redirection! All parents have utilized this tactic to avoid unwanted behaviors, tantrums or meltdowns. Parents of children with sensory processing disorder and/or autism might be especially familiar with the need to redirect our children. C has made great strides in his behavioral problems; but as with all aspects of therapy, we’ve come to expect that we always take two steps forward and one step back.
I’m not sure they have enough Play-Doh colors to choose from…