Executive Functioning in Autism: When Not Everyone Shows up for the Meeting

When I was first told a long time ago that my youngest daughter's Autism fell into the category of "executive functioning" I was like, um, what? I'd known for some time that Autism is an "umbrella disorder" with a LOT of different variations in its broad spectrum of symptoms and other challenges faced by those… Continue reading Executive Functioning in Autism: When Not Everyone Shows up for the Meeting

The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

For a long time, I always created lists. Mostly I did so because I was really overwhelmed, and there were things I needed to get done with my limited time alone. When the kids were in school, it was often a rush to get to the stores and back, timing everything with their buses. When… Continue reading The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

Children and Chores: The Struggle is Real

Recently, I made the brave move to enter the bathroom that my children use. Admittedly, I didn't have the things I should have brought: Respirator, biohazard suit, supplemental oxygen etc, so I was unprepared for what I saw. However, considering the entire bathroom had been cleaned from top to bottom less than three days prior,… Continue reading Children and Chores: The Struggle is Real