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Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Seek first to understand, then be understood. The glass is half empty and half full. The grass is greener on the other side. A friend will help you move, but a real friend will help you move a body. That is list of some smart things other people... Full Bio
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Transformation by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I want to explain my long absence from the blog world, but I don't have a very interesting one. I just let myself go in that perpetual cycle of breakfast, kids, lunch, kids, ... Read on »
We Will We Will Disgust You by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum My son has a behaviour, where when he is really upset (tears, angry, upset), he has to end it by breaking something. No amount of deep pressure or other calming str ... Read on »
Stepping Back to Move Forward by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am fizzling out. I know how to cope because I have been here before. To preserve myself and stay afloat, I must unload some baggage, even though some of it seems ... Read on »
Better Things Are On Their Way by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been stuck in a cycle of negativity. Maybe it is some delayed postnatal hormonal mess. Maybe its winter and the repeat colds and flus. Or perhaps it is the ... Read on »
Working through Winter by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Just checked the last post is dated November. That is how busy things have been around here. The terrible weather and flu season has kept us under and indoors pretty much ... Read on »
Dream On by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It has recently been brought to my attention that more than five people read my blog. Yes there is that list of “visitors” at the bottom of the page, but I assume ... Read on »
He Doesn't Care by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We think we know what to teach our kids, but most of the time we are not even paying attention. My son likes to ride on trains. We have taken many GO train trips, and the ... Read on »
Newspaper Roll Structure by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I rarely post craft and other project ideas. Mostly because I borrow other people's ideas and if they have already blogged about it, then why add to the repetition. Howev ... Read on »
Survival Tip: Plan For Chaos by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here we are at a familiar place, as if we go around in space and time and relive the same moments. I raise my voice and lose my patience. My son gets angry and start ... Read on »
The Little Things by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Nothing is working today. My kid seems to have forgotten half the stuff I taught him in his reading lessons over the last few months. Then there are the extra special diet ... Read on »
Siblings: A lesson in flexibility and breaking routines by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So many things happen during the day around here that I cannot capture them in photos, videos or record them. I really want to though. Every little new thing that my son doe ... Read on »
Marble Run Design and some RDI challenges by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So the marble building has been my son's activity of choice for the past week. It was trains for the longest time and now it is the marble run. I think it is because he is f ... Read on »
Marble Run and Track Creations by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So I said I would share some cool things K has been doing recently. There was a time in our RDI life, when I would pass a piece of track to my son, and he would reference ... Read on »
Beef Stew, Sweet Tangy Tilapia and More by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here are pictures of other stuff I made this week. My son did not want the baby Kale salad, I enjoyed it though. He likes meat so he enjoyed the beef stew and the Tila ... Read on »
More Diets by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As I type this post my 18 month old is standing right next to me, on my chair, typing and clicking. Makes posting very difficult. Having two kids under 2 and one with aut ... Read on »
Siblings by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There is very little "typical" connection between my children. These days he does one of three things with her 1) Snatches her favourite bunny/pacifier away from ... Read on »
Reenacting Past Events by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One of my son's oldest behaviors is reenacting past events. I am never really sure what function it serves but I think there may be multiple functions, ranging from perf ... Read on »
Choosing Battles and Paying for Them by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Harold Doherty over at the Facing Autism In New Brunswick blog posted a link to this very relevant article about the cost of autism to families. Let me second him by sha ... Read on »
Not Exposing Much Skin But Feeling Naked Nonetheless by StrandedMom Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum  Over a month since my last post, so this one will sound like an update. This is a beautiful place we visited over the weekend, on a beautiful day. It has a ... Read on »