I have had a lot of people ask me what we saw in my daughter that first had us asking questions. Looking back we had issues from day 1 before we ever left the hospital.
There was constant crying that I couldn’t comfort, it almost seemed like she was not comfortable in her own skin. I used that statement to describe Giada for her 1st year of life. It sounds terrible that an infant could not be comfortable in their own skin but that was the best way to describe it.
Probably one of the most common things we hear when we tell people about her autism is “I didn’t think they could diagnose it that young… Continue reading →
My 3 year old LOVES science! So I try to have different experiments for him to do. I try to do a few each month. It could be something as simple as filling the kitchen sink up with water and letting him go around the house picking items, then he has to guess if it will sink or float.
Or sometimes I like to pick things that take a few days (also teaching him some patience) :-). That’s where the naked egg came into play. Continue reading →
Ring around the Rosie- so simple yet so complex for a child with autism.
For Giada it means making eye contact, taking not only 1 person by the hand but 2 and following verbal cues.
It was a month into speech therapy. We were working on Giada’s language comprehension as always and decided to push her with a song game.
Giada is very uncomfortable holding hands but we forced her to take Debbie (her therapist) and myself by the hand and play Ring-Around-The-Rosie. Continue reading →
I’m sure all kids go through this phase… You hear about it everywhere. The Veggie Stand Off! My son, Nicholas is 3 1/2 years old. I use to never have a problem getting him to eat his veggies but the last few months it has been almost impossible.
I tried everything! I only made his favorites, started making smoothies but nothing really worked.
Then one day I saw something on TV about taking roasted veggies, chopping them up and adding them to a meatloaf. Then it hit me- I could make hamburgers that were gluten and casein free for my daughter and packed full of hidden veggies for my son! It was brilliant!!! Continue reading →
As part of his Easter gift Nicholas received a Kiwi Crate from my parents. This was perfect for him! The kid loves crafts and projects- he would spend all day long doing them if he could. Continue reading →
Whats the point? The reason(s) I’m here talking for all to see…
I will talk about my kids A LOT! The happy times and stressful times. You’ll get it all.
Cooking- I am Gluten Intolerant and on a Gluten Free diet. My daughter Giada has an intolerance to dairy. For that reason and others I will get into later I have her on a Gluten Free and Casein Free diet. I plan to share favorite recipes and products. With dietary restrictions like this I know there will be times I will try something that doesn’t work. Ill share that too.
Organization- with a busy life, organization is the key. I use to call myself the most unorganized organized person ever but over the years and after the birth of each of my children my type A personality has little by little gone into overdrive. And dare I say it is my OCD side and anal retentive side that keeps my home in 1 piece.
Cleaning- having 2 kids (ages 3.5 and 1.5), a husband and a dog cleaning is an every hour thing.
Being Crafty- since becoming a Stay at Home Mom I have started to try and reach the crafty side of my personality… Making tutus for my daughter, projects for my son, DYI for the house and so on.
Weight loss- I have recently lost a bunch of weight. 51 lbs in the last few months, 60 lbs from my all time high. I will continue to document my weight loss here and Twitter.