DIY Sensory Fun For Those Rainy April Days

Last summer Johnny attended his first summer camp (which he loved) and they made sure that the children got to have lots of fun “sensory experiences” including combining art,sensory, and fine motor skill practice. I thought I’d share some of his summer camp projects so that on rainy spring days and you are looking for…

Sad Bunny To Deal With Feelings of Sadness and Grief

A couple of weeks ago Johnny began to want to deal with his feelings of SADNESS and try to express himself. After his Grandpa passed away, if we asked him about “Wompa” he would say “Mamma…shhh!”  Dealing with grief and sadness is hard enough let alone when you are dealing with young children.  Imagine how big…

I am even more determined then ever…

  ~ “Johnny had an okay day. Johnny was very emotional, kept crying. Took him for walks and read him books which calmed him down for a bit” ~     This is what the EA wrote in Johnny’s daily communication book on Thursday about his morning at school. Wednesday night when we tucked Johnny in he was…

Anxiety and Oh How I Wish We Could Sleep

I was replying on a fellow bloggers post about sleep issues and what we went through with our own son up until a year ago when we just had one of those rough nights again.  It began with hearing Johnny rushing around upstairs in the hall calling for us after we had tucked him in to…

“I want to stay here” ~ Time To Go Back

Like so many other parents when Spring Break is coming to a close they hear the words “I don’t wanna go back. I don’t want to go to school.” Johnny got very emotional if we mentioned school and would yell “no” but who knew the emotions and anxieties of returning to his school routine would…

Becoming The Big Brother

  “Momma…Momma” he said with some urgency. We were all sitting at the dinner table tonight when Johnny with a serious voice was trying to get my attention. “Momma….baby. Baby.” I look over at his little sister and she is having a real hard time keeping her eyes open. It was time for Daddy to the…

Tucking In…let’s pretend.

Pretend is a big milestone when it comes to Autism. I asked Johnny to start getting ready to go upstairs for bed and he ran back into the living room. There was something he had to do. He had to tuck his sister’s baby doll to sleep with a blanket. We went over to take…