Wanted to share our trip to pecorama! This boy does love a good train! 🚂 (Well most vehicles anyways) swipe for more train love. When we go out I try to take lots of photos and videos because Laurence loves to look back over what he has been doing. His iPad is also very clever and makes its own videos/slideshows with music of photos from a trip or single day. The more photos I take the longer the video. Laurence adores watching these over again and it helps him to talk about what he has done in a day. #autism#autismlife#autismmom#communicationaid#specialneeds#specialneedsmom#momlife#mumlife#mumlifeisthebestlife#pecorama @pecorama
Gearing up for another school year. This school year has a lot of changes in store for my little guy. New teacher, new EAs. Praying that he has an amazing year, and that at some point he will be able to attend full time again. The best part is I am home now to help him the best I can. We have had an amazing team this summer working with him.
Sometimes just for fun I like to make myself cry... it’s reassessment time and I like to review the actual criteria for autism because my critical mind requires it. I’m pretty sure we are still are level 3 maybe we have moved to a partial level 2. I will feel sorry for myself for a day.... it’s all a part of the deal as an autism mom. #autismmom
Feels good to sweat. Getting back on track! I really struggle with stress and I really got off track after talking to the school with Avery back in June. Well since then we have been going to psychology and next month he will start behavioral therapy and also qualifies for a TSA if the school feels it's necessary. He's currently 9 years old will be 10 in December and is diagnosed with: ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, social anxiety, and a mood disorder. This has been really hard on us because he is very particular and that can be extremely stressful. I know I do not manage stress appropriately what so ever, but I am trying to do healthier things to deal with it... starting today with this workout and I have also started journaling which just gets my thoughts out of my head... that seems to be helping too. #fitmominthemaking#health#stress#stressfree#momlife#autismmom#adhdmom#feelfree#stayontrack#motivated#helpme#ineedmotivation
Having myself some passionfruit matcha tea before I journal and then to bed, it's been a stressful day and I can't wait for sleep to come.
Hope everyone had a good day, have a goodnight and sweet dreams everyone. 😪💤😴🙏❤️💜😊
Week 6 Day I ✔
I thought I'd share the final week of Liift 4! I'm just getting around to posting because I'm a busy momma but it's why I love this program! •4 days a week ✅
•40 minute workouts✅
•easy to follow meal plan✅
The results are amazing!
This busy momma feels stronger every day!! #momoffive#autismmom#cleaneating#fitforhisglory#fitmom#busymom#liift4
I’ve been sitting here writing and rewriting, thinking and rethinking. Searching for a good caption. The perfect caption; maybe something funny, something serious, a quote filled with inspiration?! But for the life of me, I have nothing but blank space. So I’m just gonna be real. The last month and a half have been complete shit! Lol There’s honestly no way around saying it, other than exactly like it is. I’m not lying when I say I’ve cried more in the last month than I have in years. But all the while, I’ve continued posting the pretty pictures. Ive snuggled my babies, and shared the highlights that have been mixed into the muck! Instagram is an easy space to make our lives look immaculate,.. painted with beautiful vacation, dream jobs, and picture perfect families!!! But it doesn’t always mean it’s really that way! Real life is messy, and exhausting, and can be the furthest thing from pretty! Especially mine. So here’s to sharing a little more real life, the not so fun stuff, the not so exciting stuff, and the not so pretty stuff! Because at the end of the day it’s those rough patches, and those moments of weakness that mold us and help us grow, taking us from one beautiful picture to the next. 🌻
Champ selected “I want #Pluckers wings” on his Communication Device (iPad -app Proloquo2GO) time I picked him up today from a rough day of ABA therapy. This was a first time request of this food item. 👏👏👏👏 Good People let me tell you’ll that I whipped into Pluckers faster than quick can get ready! 🤣Between #CANCER trying to suck away his appetite or him 🤮 it back up and #AUTISM trying to block communication, we have some difficult days ahead. Nevertheless, I’m rewarding communication BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY 😜. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••So, autism parents fight for a communication that best suits your child. Because ummm, merely saying “I know what my child wants” isn’t the best we can provide for our children living with autism in 2018! •••••••••••••••••Thanks Champ for showing me how precious life is because you keep me smiling at the things GOD won’t let the devil steal. 🙌🏽 🙏🏽🙌🏽#kvscancerkomeback#autismandcancer#cancerdiagnosis#osteosarcoma#autism#autismawareness#kvatripletwithautism#teamkeyshawnskomeback#cancermom#autismmom#autismparents#childhoodcancer#GODISBIGGER
This seriously melts my heart 😍 baby Cole was so happy to see Mase and wanted big kisses. I’d say about 90% of the time Mase doesn’t want to be bothered by his baby brother so moments like this are extra special to me 💙
Officially freaking out 🤪. First grade... all day school starts tomorrow. I’m praying that he will find his way. And I’m hoping that kids will continue to help him and to include him. If you have neurotypical kids, please teach them to include kids like Luca. Teach them that these kids don’t know how to join the fun, so instead they say silly things that make no sense, or they flap their arms. Teach your kids that these are signs that these kids need help....Teach your kids to laugh at the silly things or join in and flap their arms with the other kid. Teach them to answer the questions even though they are asked a thousand times. Please God, help us thru this year and those to come. Help me to continue my mission to shift perspective and educate about autism so Luca and kids like him find their way to thrive. #lifewithluca#backtoschool#firstgrade#autismmom#icandothis#EVOL#shiftyourperspective#kidswithautism#autismfriends
Si te gustan las bandanas @shinystaraccessories tiene su nueva colección disponible ya!!! La bandana que tienen con el Simbolo de #autism esta hermosa. Echale un vistazo a @shinystaraccessories y ordena la tuya antes de que se acaben. Hazle tag a una madre con un niño con #autismo !!!!
Our sweet experiment exploring the principle of balanced and unbalanced forces. This is way more exciting to do than you might originally think. I definitely recommend going outside and giving it a try! ...
I also heartily recommend watching Generation Genius episodes with your kids. They are awesome!! I put a link in my bio. They are only 10 minutes long but packed with great information, total kid jokes, and exciting experiments. My kids are hooked on these! They also let you watch the episodes for FREE for the first 30 days. Afterwards the subscription is only $15/month.
This week is already off to a busy start. Decluttering and organizing for our kindergarten year. Mapping out our curriculum for the school year. Starting a new therapy schedule. Fitting in work pockets throughout the day. But I am not going to let busy be the reason why I push myself to the bottom of my priority list this week.
It’s so easy to convince ourselves that our needs don’t matter. They matter - YOU matter - even more on the hectic weeks. You can make the time.
What are you doing to care for yourself this week?! 👯♀️🖤 #selfcarematters
P.S. Look at the star of the show and his beautiful smile (and eye contact)!
In a few months my youngest child will not be my youngest anymore. He’s already waaay taller than me too. About 6’ something” already. 😱😢 it’s both sad and hilarious/amazing. This kid is only 14 and has already crushed his goal of building a successful YouTube channel around ideas he loves to try out. Everyday he has new things he wants to create, whether it’s a book, video, project, or 🍎 invention. I don’t worry about him having a great life when he grows up. I wonder what little Adeleine will be like. #momofteens#autismmom#bigfamilylife 🌞🌊
What do you use to “clean” your face? Fragrance? Parfums? Toxins? Hormone disrupters? Immunity busters? Chemicals known by the state of CA to cause reproductive harm, birth defects, and cancer? Let’s get real, ignorance is not bliss. It’s super harmful. To our bodies, to our emotions, to ourselves, to our loved ones. If you aren’t responsible enough to check it, who will be? #standupforclean (doTerra HD clear facial system pictured)
This is Sami. Born 14th September 2012. Lucky for his paternal side Sami is a tall 5 year old. Full of beans, laughter, loads of giggles, and LOUDNESS! Watch this space and follow Sami through his journey with Autism. Capturing moments are difficult as Sami hates the camera or camera phones. Anything with a smile is a big bonus! Sami is an amazing boy, wouldn’t change him for anything!😘❤️💙 #autism#autismawareness#asd#autismmom#autismspeaks#nas#uk