Monday, December 20, 2010


So why start a blog about parenting a child on the Spectrum? Because if I don't get the words and feelings out, I might explode and the toughest week of the year is about to arrive.
I love my son but there are days where the challenges get the best of me.  There are also wonderful days where I want to sing with joy and share his latest accomplishments and success.  I know I'm not alone but I often feel isolated and misunderstood. 
The holidays are almost here and as always, they bring out the best and worst in all of us.  There is mad dash to finish school assignments before break, the ever changing wish lists for gifts, the anxiety and stress of Christmas day and then the daunting week after when our calendar shows days of nothing to do.  Nothing to do sounds like Heaven to most but its Hades to a parent of a child who needs structure to survive, especially in winter when bad weather makes it hard to spend lots of time outdoors burning off a lot of excess energy.
Hopefully Santa will bring me patience, peace and tolerance this Christmas so I can be at my best to help my son have a great Christmas and break.


  1. so glad you're blogging and I look forward to being your first follower! I write my blog so the words don't explode out of my head and onto my husband, friends, etc. It's a great way to get out all the frustrations and fear and sadness.
    Looking forward to reading more from you. There are many of us out here, ready to support you!

  2. I know exactly what you mean. I started my blog to vent my feelings and attempt to explain autism to our friends and family. It has been a wonderful experience, and I've gotten to meet some moms who have become my mommy mentors. Parenting a child on the spectrum can be lonely and isolating. Blogging has given me a chance to meet people who understand. I hope you have the same experience.