I decided to make a separate tab where I show off how I indulge, create, take care of me. After all, they do compare us Autism Moms to Men in Combat!! There is that saying where it goes something like, You must take care of you before you can be there for your children. Yes I get it but that doesn’t always happen. However, when I do find things I love to do I indulge BIG TIME and get STUCK to gain some of that ESCAPE and THERAPY even if only for a short time, it’s better than no time. Geez I sound like a drug addict but I’m more like a shop-aholic. Enjoy! I hope you get some get ideas on how to self indulge or teach me a few other ways to escape this autism reality. I’ve added the most recent posts about these wonderful hobbies of mine but going forward (as I get lazier) just please look under “taking care of yourself first” category on the right hand side of the home page.
My husband accidentally wiped my calendar out during syncing. The stress drove me to Starbucks for a Venti skinny cinnamon dolce latte…with…whip.
Got this free with my warmth purchase at bare essentials today since my birthday was last week. Small things, especially when free,gives me the giggles! Doesn’t take much to entertain me I guess. I googled this and learned there are hundreds of reviews on Macy’s and Nordstroms.
TBT. I had featured this on my IG for April AutismAwareness month in honor of my son. Alex & Ani puzzle bracelet from Nordstrom. So in love with this gorgeous piece. I’m all about trendy, environment friendly, good cause and affordable designer brands. Thank you A&A for this awareness bracelet!
Yes I was rockin’ out blue gel nails on autism awareness month!
I love this puzzle pieces necklace from Princess P’s online store for $14.99! I’ve been looking for a cute & trendy necklace like this for long time, so I’m ecstatic. I’ve searched and could never find one like this. Most of the ones I saw were huge puzzle pieces or had imperfect shapes. Thank you to Andrew’s school therapist, who was wearing this one day when I picked him up!
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I’m an Autism Mom. Hear me ROAR!!
I’m gonna be down right honest. I am sad and my heart feels so heavy since last night after reading this article on autistic kids’ futures. What struck me most is reading other parents’ comments on how worried they are about their child’s future after they’re gone. This same exact worry along with fear of middle and high school days terrify me to no end! Today was my son’s last speech therapy with a wonderful therapist he’s had for 6 years. I’m feeling overwhelmed trying to find group social skills group and looking for another regulating activity for him as well. Plus I have work, party planning and ambitious valentine projects (which I enjoy because it’s a hobby) to complete in the next day or two. My husband lost his job and will work again in two weeks. My father in law’s cancer is slowly crawling back and fearful of the responsibility of aging sick parents. I’m on overload again after a long break and it sucks!!!!!!!!!