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I live with a 5 year old inventor.

My son designs and creates at least 1 new thing a day. Sometimes it is something little and sometimes it is a big production. We encourage him to do what he can on his own and help out when he needs it. I was reading Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by… Continue reading I live with a 5 year old inventor.

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Struggling to Accept an Autism Diagnosis

Leading up to the Autism Diagnosis Last school year my son started faking being sick to try to get out of going to PreK and having uncontrollable meltdowns when he did go. Then he began telling us about the kids at school being mean to him. He also started coming home with marks on him… Continue reading Struggling to Accept an Autism Diagnosis

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What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training?

What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training? At our house? Everything. I have 2 kids, a 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter. I had always heard that boys are a lot harder to potty train than girls. But when my son was almost 2, he went up… Continue reading What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training?

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Don’t Wake Cat!

My 5 year old son is a persistent inventor. He doesn’t tell us his plans upfront. He comes to ask for help with 100 small tasks that eventually get bigger and bigger and bigger. Then right when he is about to get in trouble for something, like climbing the counters to get to the scissors,… Continue reading Don’t Wake Cat!

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And Remember, Watch out for Witches.

My 3 year old daughter is a talker. I mean she tells you how it is and what she wants non-stop. All. Day. Long. She started this thing a few weeks ago where she would tell me something in a normal tone and then unrelated add very seriously “and remember, watch out for witches.”  … Continue reading And Remember, Watch out for Witches.

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Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids or Grown Ups

Not only is my family full of fall and pumpkin enthusiasts, but we are also huge Halloween fans. It’s a day to dress up, eat pizza for dinner, go trick or treating with cousins, and stay up past bedtime. What’s not to love?  Here’s the deal though. I am not about to drop a ton of… Continue reading Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids or Grown Ups

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A Very Pink Flamingo Day

My daughter turned 3 last week, and we had her party this weekend. By her request it was a pink flamingo party. We started with a quick trip to the zoo to tell the pink flamingos good morning. Then we headed over to the splash pad to meet friends and family. We had watermelon and… Continue reading A Very Pink Flamingo Day