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Tera ..

I'm a stay at ome mom of two boys, aged 15 and 8. The eldest is in Judo, Boy Scouts, and is autistic, ADHD, and all that comes along with that. The youngest is a huge fan of soccer and plays brilliantly while learning to be the brother of an autistic individual. I am an America currntly... Full Bio
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Things by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I rode hard today. As I pumped my legs, trying to get to therapy on time (I was late) I felt my muscles working. I always love that feeling. Why can't I make it a par ... Read on »
Stress Of Autism by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Is it possible to describe the great amount of stress that autism places on a family? Each family member attributes a facet of that stress, and as a whole its sometimes imp ... Read on »
Case Closed by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I read the email a second time, slowly taking it all in. We regret to inform you that we don't think we can win your case, so we're closing the file. It hit me like ... Read on »
Chicken and Dumpling Brain by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I'm feeling a little ADD. I have thoughts, words running through my head, I want to share, but can't. Nothing comes out in anything anyway anyone could understand. I am c ... Read on »
Ardennen by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Our summer family vacation came together in the form of a camping trip to the Belgian Ardenne ... Read on »
Vedauwoo by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I remember back to the morning of my wedding...actually, the days leading up to my wedding. So many visitors, so much to do...a house full of strangers to each other trying ... Read on »
Health by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I stopped smoking. On June 30th, I sucked the last puff of nicotine filled air into my lungs. I made a commitment to try to be a healthier me. And I did it, yes I did. B ... Read on »
Tight by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Terror in his eyes Teeth bared and a sob escapes His body shaking As he reaches for me Clasps to me Tight I can't think of anything But to get him away Away from ... Read on »
A Soccer Dream by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Parents are forced to make a lot of tough decisions. Decisions that play a part in who our child is, who he will become. Our decisions form our child's future. And som ... Read on »
A New Idea by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yesterday found me at another appointment at Kaeden's school. Seven people sitting around the table with notebooks in front of them, folders stacked next to them, pens in h ... Read on »
Thankful Thursday by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Lois at Life is Just A Stitch In Time is hosting Thankful Thursday this week. Go have a peek for all the reasons we all have to be thankful. This week, I am t ... Read on »
Happy 2009! by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum HAPPY 2009!!!! MAY IT BE A YEAR FULL OF SUCCESS, HAPPINESS, AND HEALTH! Read on »
The Autism Mountain by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yesterday we spent home...just home. We did a bit of cleaning, did a bit of cooking, did lots of playing, and we watched some home movies. That is always so much fun, looki ... Read on »
Breast Cancer by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am so glad I have been writing about these deep feelings I've been having lately. Today, I suddenly seem to feel a bit lighter. It's nice to have a place where I can just ... Read on »
The Inauguration by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It was breathtaking. It brought tears. It brought laughter and hope. The inauguration of our new president, an historical event I shared with my sons, one which they will ... Read on »
Just The Two Of Us by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Your hand encased in mine. We walk over the sidewalks, never straight but missing bricks or too high or with a gap, in which mama inevitably stumbles into. You laugh. "Mama ... Read on »
Storyteller by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was watching my son as he stapled together blank pages of crisp white paper, folded in half to form a book. He proceeded to get his markers and a pen and amidst all his s ... Read on »
A New Step by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today is a different kind of day. Today is a bit of a new beginning. It seems right. It seems peaceful. It seems like I am finally ready to untie the strings of mama's apro ... Read on »
Conversations by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Let me set the scene. I am lying in bed with Jari, reading him a bedtime story. He's fidgety, not completely concentrating on the story, when he pipes up: Jari: Mamaa.. ... Read on »
Exploring Europe by Tera .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Welllll, I have been busy! It is a good busy, entertaining a girlfriend from 'home'. She arrived Sunday and we're off exploring Europe. I always love hearing someone exclai ... Read on »