Monthly Archives: November 2010

Stim city


Stims are self-stimulatory behaviors.  Repetitive behaviors, like spinning in circles or twirling hair, they are common in autistic people.  They are not unique to those with autism, but the difference between the autistic stims is that they have a way … Continue reading

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Dog gone tired


I was up until two in the morning playing around with the graphics on the blog.  How does it look?  It was my own fault I was up so late, but as soon as I decided to go to bed, … Continue reading

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Coat, backpack, mom…NOW


Roman had an okay day at school.  From what I hear it wasn’t spectacularly good or awful.  I expected awful after leaving him crying in the arms of his teacher this morning.  I worried about him all day, even considering … Continue reading

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Back to school


Our routine is way off.  It’s only been six days and this mommy is out of practice.  It didn’t help this morning that Tycen was running a fever of 100.7 and was a prime candidate for a sick day.  Roman … Continue reading

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Night night Roman


Bedtime is a struggle.  I don’t think this is unique to children on the autism spectrum.  Roman will not go to sleep.  He gets put to bed around 7:30 and is up until at least 9:30.  Some nights he doesn’t … Continue reading

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I am the fixer


When something’s dark, let me shed a little light on it. When something’s cold, let me put a little fire on it. When something’s old, I wanna put a little shine on it. When something’s gone, I wanna fight to … Continue reading

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Roman’s favorite GFCF cookies


I have a few followers of this blog who are GFCF (and, some, like us, are also soy free and rice free) so I thought I would share a very basic recipe that I use ALL.THE.TIME. Basic Cookie 2 c. … Continue reading

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Five things I love about today


As I sit here at the computer, reflecting on today, I realize that every day holds miracles.  We experienced one in Roman’s speech today.  Not only did he say yeah, no, bye, chip, and book as I posted earlier, he … Continue reading

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He’s on a roll


Words!  We have words today!  I’m not just talking about one, either.  Before breakfast was over Roman had told Eric both “no” and “yeah” when requesting what he wanted to eat.  He has used the words before, but not with … Continue reading

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He’ll get over it…right?


There are things that parents of autistic children avoid.  Things like the automatic hand dryers in public restrooms.  Roman just cannot take the sound of it.  He screams, covering his ears and runs whenever we are in a restroom and … Continue reading

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