Heart of Autism Blog Posts

  • Pain changed me
    on Oct 27, 2016
    This has nothing to do with autism but I felt I needed to write about it anyway.How it relates to the posts I "usually" make (you know when I blogged regularly back in 2013 ...) is that the same fight and passion I have for my kids and making sure th...
  • Not Fitting In
    on Feb 16, 2015
    All I have to do to be thankful for our freedoms is to watch or read the news.I am a homeschooler. Which is illegal in several countries. Families are having their children taken from them,  despite proof of education and strong legal defence. S...
  • Mr Miller's Opus
    on Jan 12, 2015
    Colin and I just finished watching the movie Mr Holland's Opus.And now I am a sobbing mess.The movie is great in it's own regard but what hits home is who it reminds me of.my band director Mr Bob Miller.As a teen at RDPC I struggled. I was an "at ris...
  • Time 4 Learning
    on Nov 20, 2013
    I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience.I'm really excited about how this website offers personalized curriculum...
  • Back to homeschool
    on Aug 27, 2013
    Back to school. Those three words are everywhere. At the grocery store, walmart, every clothing store and even some restaurants . Plus nobody can get the image out of their mind of the commercial of jubilant parents prancing through a department stor...
  • in Him I put my trust
    on Apr 20, 2013
    I wrote this yesterday and I feel it sums up the emotional battle we autism parents go through. I didn't even notice it rhymed until it was fully written so I can't really take credit for the words as I feel like they just flowed from me .I wasn't go...
  • Some days ...
    on Mar 18, 2013
    Some days are great, others are challenging .... and then some just leave me in tears with my hands up in desperation.I know other Autism parents understand the transitions that happen from one phase to another. Whether its a new skill, a new routine...
  • GFCF Bread
    on Jan 5, 2013
    out of all the recipes we've tried (and we have tried A LOT!) this is the one that pleases everybody in our house. It bakes crispy on the outside while moist and fluffy on the inside. Great for sandwiches and doesn't fall apart in the toaster :)recip...
  • 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal
    on Dec 19, 2012
    In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, we dressed up and joined with our closest friends and family to renew our vows, laugh, cry and dance until the wee hours of the following morning.Thank you to everybody who made our day such a special and memor...
  • Weather affects on Behavior
    on Nov 24, 2012
    Most parents of kids with autism will tell you that changes in the weather can have a huge impact on their child's behavior. When my boys have a bad day I look back at whether they were sick, if there was a change in our routine and if there was a bi...
  • Autism Paradox
    on Sep 29, 2012
    I saw this online the other day and found it intriguing enough to share since it describes my boys to a T .  THE Autism Paradox....... ♥ 1. It's easy to recite an entire book but difficult to make up a story. 2. It's easy to line u...
  • lesson learned
    on Sep 14, 2012
    while in Walmart this morning, Avery got a bit overstimulated and starting flapping his hands and pacing while cranking his neck left and right with his eyes wide open. I am used to it and so are my kids , however a group of teenagers walked by and p...
  • What you don't know about me.
    on Aug 11, 2012
    I have recently been inspired by several posts by other parents who are raising the veil off of how we parents feel. So here is mine derived from those I have read (including some published nationally in places like the Huffington Post) . I do not t...
  • Last Day of Full time ABA
    on Jul 13, 2012
    last day of full time pre - school ABA today .  after 3 years of consultants, training, paperwork and awesome tutors.... how can I possibly sum up what I am feeling?St Amant has taken my non- verbal , not toilet - trained, head banging, hand fla...
  • Top 12 tips for the newly diagnosed
    on Jul 11, 2012
    This is , by far, the best list of abbreviated tips for all of us parents to aspire to (not just the newly diagnosed).There is no fluff here or "you can do it" cheerleading... Just real ideas and recommendations based on recent research. I have inclu...
  • We love books!
    on Feb 3, 2012
    We've been on a roll with our homeschooling lately! By that I mean we are actually getting things accomplished in good timing, I'm enjoying myself and the kids are rarely complaining.One of the things I love most about using curriculum from sonlight...
  • I KNEW you could do it!
    on Jan 18, 2012
    It has been a while since I posted and I wanted to get this all down before the details started to fade.Our ABA tutor could not come this morning (due to her car not starting in our -50 C weather) so I decided to sit down with Avery without the ABA p...
  • Autism night before Christmas
    on Dec 9, 2011
    Really felt this was worth sharing . To the Parents of children with autism I want to offer a hug of understanding and praying for many Christmas blessings ( both large and small) . To the family and supporters of these families , please give them a...
  • School is back in session :)
    on Oct 11, 2011
    After a crazy summer of appointments, healing, disorganization and losing our ABA tutor... we are finally starting to get on track with homeschooling again :)I will be updating which curriculum we are using in the days ahead(it hasn't changed that mu...
  • Update since accident
    on Jul 2, 2011
    After 2 weeks on bedrest, pain medication and muscle relaxants plus daily visits to the Chiropractor I am happy to report the following:My husband had 1 week off from work and then my 17 year old step sister came to stay with us for 1 week so that...
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