June 18, 2015

Music to my ears, well actually Drums!

One day I was working out at my old gym while chatting with this ever so friendly guy named Tyler.  He was telling me that he was opening a kids rock school and how I should bring my son.  I explained that WK had Autism but absolutely LOVED music and could memorize lyrics after hearing the song just once or twice.  Tyler convinced me to give it a try and so we did.  What has transpired after that is nothing short of amazing! The first year WK went to Rock School he was focusing on singing.  He was the real show […]
July 9, 2015

Warrior Kid™ Goes To Summer Camp!

Ahhh Summertime….don’t get me wrong, I really do love Summer, but holy shit WK’s schedule changes are enough to drive anyone bat shit crazy. Most kids on the Spectrum who have an IEP in place usually are offered Summer school for 4 weeks. A few years ago I decided that WK deserved an entire Summer with no school and that I would send him to the YMCA at his former public school with a 1:1 shadow. Our YMCA offers an inclusion program that provides an Independent Facilitator (IF) to attend summer camp with your kid. In all honesty it is […]
July 30, 2015

Warrior Kid™ Surfs thanks to Surfers Healing!

So a few years ago (about 5 to be exact) Warrior Kid had a playdate scheduled which for anyone that has a kid on the spectrum knows playdates are few and far between. I got a text from the friends’ Mom the day before asking if we would be down to head to Malibu and attend a Surfers Healing event. Honestly I had no clue what Surfers Healing was about as my kid for the most part hated the ocean. He hates sand thanks to his sensory issues and is clueless on how dangerous the waves can be should you […]
August 17, 2015

Paradise Island……sigh!

Oh Paradise Island…it is the make believe place I live where everything is perfect, amazing, cheery, sunny, kid not sick, kid doesn’t have Autism……I’m skinny all the time and they serve endless Grey Goose and soda with lime! In real life when I am having a crappy day and am talking to my friends I always end my conversation with “how awesome is Paradise Island?” Let me assure you as I have said a few times on my blog before, I appreciate every challenge I have been faced with on this journey, however sometimes my kid just simply needs a […]
September 7, 2015

Back to school aka crawling to the finish line!

Ahhh 3 of my favorite words: “back to school.” Don’t get me wrong, I love WK a lot. LIKE A LOT A LOT A LOT, but I am so incredibly happy Summer is over and he is back to school. All in all WK had a super fun Summer attending 2 different summer camps as well as attending surf camp twice. I am not going to lie, I feel like I am schlepping myself barely over the finish line. We have had such a tough year medically here that the constant driving from here to there, packing WK’s Summer schedule, […]
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 […]