Why tubby time is so hard for my kids with #Autism

The boys are getting towards the end of the day and that means tubbies. Tubby time is hit and miss in my house.

All my kids have sensory processing disorder and this can make bath time or tubby time, as we put it, very difficult. 

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None of them tolerate water on their face and especially, in their ears. Washing their hair is sometimes …



When a single parent to kids with #Autism gets sick

Before anyone bites my head off and complains that any single parent struggles when they’re sick, I’m not saying they don’t.  I’m speaking to my personal experience and since I’m a special needs parent, that’s my focus. 

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I still feel like I’ve been dropped out of a plane without a shoot, reached terminal velocity and smashed into the ground. 

Having said that, …



It should be a crime against the universe for an Autism parent to get sick

I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck.  The boys have let me rest for most of the day so far but I feel like shit.

My chest is very congested and all I want to do is sleep. 

I’m going to be moving around for a bit because I don’t want to plop the kids in front of the TV …



I’m not feeling well and I just want to sleep

The boys are still sleeping but I’m awake, obviously.  I just woke up, extremely congested and can’t go back to sleep.

What really sucks is that the one day the boys have slept through the night and I could  sleep in, I’m the one up early. 

This is not the best way to start the day. 

I’m not feeling well and …



Heartbreak and Frustration: I can’t even imagine

I can’t even really begin to express how much sensory processing disorder impacts our daily life.  I say our daily life because while my kids deal with SPD first hand while I’m trying desperately to navigate their world from the outside. 

There are some things that I will never truly appreciate because I don’t experience it first hand.  SPD is just …



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