September 28, 2015

Well now that the kids are back in school…..lets address bullying

Everyone of us parents are most likely stoked that their kid (s) are back in school by now. I’m sure everyone is sleeping in, enjoying their coffee and magazine/book in the am, going to exercise, having lunch with friends, shopping……..OH WAIT LETS GET back to reality. Does anyone feel like it’s amazing to spend the Summer with their kid (s) but you get ZERO accomplished that is on your todo list? I currently have a 3 page todo list typed in 12 font broken out by subject matter…and now you may wonder where Warrior Kid gets his OCD from? I […]
November 11, 2015

Holland is equally as beautiful as Italy!

Many years ago shortly after WK was diagnosed with Autism I was at the time in permanent pity party mode. I was struggling BIG time accepting the fact that my kid had Autism. I was scared. I was pissed off like no other. Why him? Why me? Why us? Why? It was a few months into “dealing” with Autism and to be honest the way I was dealing with it was simply not to deal with it. I basically did nothing for one year except cry. Clearly that wasn’t going to help WK in any productive way so I pulled […]
January 22, 2016

Hiring An Autistic Person….Do NOT Be Afraid!

Hi Friends, First let me apologize for not posting since November as clearly the Holidays got the best of me, my time and my brain. I am back and ready to rock 2016 on SO many levels some of which I will not be able to share with you until the next few weeks, but rest assure, this Warrior Mom is going to change the world. Yes I said WORLD….or at least go down trying! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season. WK and I are wishing you all a very very very Happy New Year. Yes […]
February 25, 2016

Ahhhh the touchy subject of Medical Marijuana and Autism

Hi. Hello. THIS SUBJECT RIGHT HERE.  Let me start by saying recently I have had a few requests from some of you to write about some specific topics, of which Cannabis and Autism being one of them.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys asking me to write about certain topics that you feel are important so please keep the ideas and requests coming my way!  Recently I was asked my opinion about medical marijuana and Autism so I thought I would share our journey with regards to this subject. When WK was originally diagnosed with PANDAS Syndrome as most of you […]
March 11, 2016

The Hamster Wheel Never Stops

You ever feel like you just run around all the time barely keeping your head above water?  Yea, me too.  Last year I came to the realization that my life is like that of a hamster on a hamster wheel running and running and running.  Sometimes the hamster will run super fast and sometimes the hamster will take a light stroll, but either way the wheel never stops spinning. Autism can go from being status quo to all the wheels falling off the bus within two minutes.  This week my hamster wheel has been spinning so fast that I feel like […]
May 14, 2016

Please. Just. Stop. Using. The. Word. Retarded. K? Thanks.

Dear Everyone, It’s 2016.  Please.   Just STOP using the word “retarded.”  It’s hurtful.  It’s offensive.  It’s really not “PC” anyways.  And fyi should you know someone who truly has been diagnosed with retardation, I would say that you are being a bully to someone who cannot defend themselves against name calling. It is not socially acceptable folks.  It really isn’t.  It also makes my skin crawl when I hear people using the word “gay” to describe something that is not preferred.  For example “Dude that is so gay.”  Why?  Why is it that people feel it’s ok to use such hurtful […]
June 6, 2016

All things Warrior Kid…..a BIG GIGANTIC update!

Hi There! It’s been a while since I have updated you all on what is going on with Warrior Kid so I figured one BIG update was due !  As you recall Warrior Kid hasn’t grown in over 18 months.  We think it is due to the steroids he was receiving every 3-4 weeks for his high dose monthly IVIG infusions.  Since we have moved to SCIG (sub Q) weekly lower dose infusions he doesn’t have side effects and therefore steroids aren’t needed to combat side effects since he doesn’t have any!  Super great for sure however because he had so […]