Shaping Behavior in Autism: Possible or a Voyage to Unavoidable Doom?

Extensive chart showing unending paths to shaping behavior I never thought there would be an accurate, visual representation of all the things an "Autism Mom" (forgive me, it's what works for me sometimes lol) deals with in my case, yet here it is. Despite my fictional Ph.D in Inconsistent Parenting and Overeating Snacks Due to… Continue reading Shaping Behavior in Autism: Possible or a Voyage to Unavoidable Doom?

Oh, so you don’t work? and other statements/questions that keep you on the brink of being arrested.

For MANY years, I sought tirelessly to find something that I could do to generate money that would enable me to stay home and take care of both children. Even when my husband was alive, I didn't get a lot of support from him and was basically on my own when it came to the… Continue reading Oh, so you don’t work? and other statements/questions that keep you on the brink of being arrested.

Time Can Also Fly When You’re NOT Having Fun

When you experience a major life change, whether it be a new job, the end of a relationship or marriage, a new baby or moving to a new home, change can be so overwhelming and daunting. We often don't realize the toll it can take on us physically, emotionally and even spiritually (I believe that… Continue reading Time Can Also Fly When You’re NOT Having Fun

What Comes Next After “Get Off My Lawn”?

So, I'm browsing around, passing time while I'm eating and I come across this little gem of a story here. I actually had to watch the video twice, because I'm trying to figure out truthfully if the kids are actually being "too loud" or just being kids. In an era when obesity and connected devices… Continue reading What Comes Next After “Get Off My Lawn”?