Blog Posts - Autistic Child



Every Day's a Hostage Situation

     That's how I feel most days. In case you didn't realize it, I'm the hostage and I live by the whims of my children/captors. I can't make plans because even the best laid will be contingent upon the moods of three, temperamenta...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Mar 20, 2015

The Levels Program

Myriam stimming. (It's a self soothing behavior, in this case, spinning but can also be any repetitive motion.)     Sometimes, out of nowhere, reality bitch slaps me in the face. Often times it's the little things, the nothing things that...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Mar 11, 2015

Here We Go Again....

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by Because I'm the Mommy on Feb 16, 2015

It's Time You Knew

Hi.I'm ready to tell you the reason I haven't written in awhile. Porter is bipolar and more than likely, autistic. I didn't want to share this with anyone, for reasons that aren't particularly clear to me. I just didn't want anyone to treat him diffe...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Oct 23, 2014

Raising an Autistic Child Can Exceed $2 Million: What You Can Learn from This

Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a challenge in the best of circumstances. ASD is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder which can result in impaired social and communication abilities. It also often comes with a pattern of...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 10, 2014

Dua to Make Child Intelligent

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Raheem In the name of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful   Dua to Make Child Intelligent If a child is mentally week, under developed mind and poor memory. He could not be ab...
by yallaah on May 2, 2014

Writer's Workshop: #Autism, Birthdays and One Mouthy Little Girl

Write a blog post inspired by the word: ReflectionWhen my mind is quiet and I have time to reflect, I often have these big, mind-blowing epiphanies. My latest is that my daughter was born both autistic and during Autism Awareness Month. I don't t...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Apr 9, 2014

#GirlScout Cookies and the #Autistic Brownie

I want to start off by saying, that I love that my daughter is a Brownie and that I think Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization. But I also hate the cookie racket and would pay good money to opt out of selling cookies. With all of that being said,...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Feb 26, 2014

Two minutes with Temple Grandin #autism

     Last week I attended a presentation by Temple Grandin, in Pittsburg Kansas. For those of you that don't know, Dr. Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, speaker, autism activist and an animal behavior...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Aug 23, 2013

How to Survive Back to School Shopping with a Child Who Has Unpredictable Autistic Behavior?

How to Survive Back to School Shopping with a Child Who Has Unpredictable Autistic Behavior?Just as in years past, the annual Texas sales tax-free weekend falls right about the time that back to school shopping needs to happen. An opportunity to save...
by Let's Resolve to Evolve on Aug 11, 2013

Diagnosis Week

     One of my friends is smack in the middle of a really rough several months. I remember that period of time and it sucked! Today I'm going to try and explain something that parents of neuro-typical children don't understand. Something...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Jun 21, 2013

Funny Convos With Myriam: Rain Man Moments

     This post is along the same lines as the Funny Convos with the Hubby genre, except the convo is with my seven year-old, autistic, daughter, Myriam. Hmm... put the Hubby in a dress and it's really not that much different.... Ok that was...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Jun 11, 2013

Meditation Monday: The Dandelions

     I, like most photographers, have a rough time taking beautiful pictures of my own children. I think it's because we so often use them as guinea pigs for our inspiration that anytime we pull out the "big" camera they tend to run...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Jun 10, 2013

Have I mentioned my daughter's autistic?

     I was called out recently, about how often I refer to my daughter's autism on Facebook. Because in case you didn't know, she is autistic. And I'm sure the same could be said for here on the blog as well. Now I'm not going to e...
by Because I'm the Mommy on May 13, 2013

Oregon Autistic Child Uses Cannabis Tincture With Remarkable Results

There is a family in Oregon that has made the decision to use medicinal cannabis as a pharmaceutical alternative in order to treat their son’s rare autistic condition. Jeremy Echols, father of 11-year-old Alex, has publicized the fact that he has c...
by Hail Mary Jane on Jan 26, 2013

A note from the Mommy: Retraction

Hey everyone! Yesterday's post has stirred a little controversy. And it seems I made a mistake. I am all about owning up to my mistakes so I feel the need to set the record straight. Apparently after said incident I did contact the director of the V...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Jan 23, 2013

I Didn't Do Anything*

This post has sat in my draft folder for months. I'm not certain why I haven't posted it before now. Partly it's because I don't want the church to come off badly but mostly it's because I don't want to come off badly. I'm...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Jan 22, 2013

I Didn't Do Anything

This post has sat in my draft folder for months. I'm not certain why I haven't posted it before now. Partly it's because I don't want the church to come off badly but mostly it's because I don't want to come off badly. I'm...
by Because I'm the Mommy on Jan 22, 2013

The Intruder and What Could Have Been a Tragedy

. Tragedies out of innocence . I live on the corner one block off the main drag. There is only one way in the housing area and the road completes a circle of about a half mile. . Fire trucks,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo...
by Necessity of Change on Jan 3, 2013

Merry Christmas!

     Yes, this is my Christmas card this year. I wanted to put bows on their mouths with a caption that read "Do Not Open Until Christmas" but the children HATED that idea. So I had to settle with wrapping them up in Christmas lights.
by Because I'm the Mommy on Dec 25, 2012


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