Tag Archive: autism

Dec 16

Christmas wish

I have a Christmas wish. I would take it over almost any gift imaginable. You may not believe me but it is true. I would take it over a trip to Europe, or a new, fancy car or mansion. It has been the same wish every year since 2008… I wish Brody would talk to me! …

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Jul 16

Social Media and Autism

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As with anything, there are good and bad of social media. People can be too addicted to it and not be present in their own life. Some people troll the internet to attack and criticize people. I have heard stories from parents who have public blogs, Facebook accounts or others who experience harsh treatment for …

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Jan 30

Parenting is never one size fits all

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It has been so very long since I posted. I have had time for short little posts or a picture so I have been keeping up with the Facebook page, An Autism Journey. However, An Autism Journey started as a blog and I need to keep up with it.  Since adding a 3rd child to …

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Sep 26

Obsessions

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From the time Brody was about two, he started showing one of the symptoms of autism with repetitive behaviors. Many times this was exhibited by fixating or obsessing on a toy, book or video. It would last for days or even weeks. In a way, it has been years that he will be obsessed with …

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Jun 29

My little Cub Scout!

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I had a big long post I had in mind for Brody’s birthday. However, his birthdays are so bittersweet for me, and I struggle with so many feelings each year. To help ensure I did not focus on the ‘bitter’ I decided to forego the post and instead I posted a little something on the …

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Jun 05

Random Thought

The issue is violence and autism. This topic is very important to me because it affects the way the world and society sees and treats my son and people like him. There was a recent article in the Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior, which said there is statistical data to support a link between …

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Apr 27

Autism Awareness

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As April is ending soon, so ends the month of autism awareness. It has caused me to think a lot about autism awareness. What does autism look like in my son? What does the awareness of autism mean to our family? How has this experience affected our family and how does it continue to impact …

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Apr 10

Sensory Processing Disorder

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As many children on the autism spectrum also have sensory issues and that includes my son, I thought I would provide some information. (If you look at the some of the books on the side of the blog you’ll see Out of Sync Child which is one of the best books about this condition). What …

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Mar 25

Music

Okay so I love music. Loved it as long as I can remember and loved all types of music. From the Eagles, Tom Petty and The Beatles that my parents would play around the house growing up to the Cranberries and U2 my older sisters would play – I love it all. Due to my …

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Feb 16

A baby and fears

A baby I am pregnant! My youngest right now is 5 years old. Brody, my little guy with autism will be 8 years old around the time this baby girl arrives. The age gaps of our children are not ideal and by that, I mean what I would have planned it different but as I …

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