Life With Lucas: First Day Of Kindergarten

Life With Lucas: First Day Of Kindergarten

Almost a year and a half ago I sat across from a children’s developmental psychologist as she told me the results of Lucas Autism evaluation. As she told me that Lucas was developmentally on the level of a 2 year old I wasn’t surprised. I watched everyday as his 2 year old sister advanced beyond [...]

Life With Lucas: Learning to Love Water

Life With Lucas: Learning to Love Water

“I will not let the water touch your face. I will not let the water touch your ears. I will not let the water touch your hair.”⁣⁣These are the words I have had to whisper to Lucas over and over every summer to try and get him to relax enough to go into water, to [...]

11 Atlanta Area Splash Pads and Aquatic Centers

11 Atlanta Area Splash Pads and Aquatic Centers

With only a few more weeks until school is back in session, however that may look for you, everyone is trying to soak up all the summer they can. The last few weeks local splash pads and aquatic centers have started opening back up and I wanted to share a few places that would be [...]

Five Benefits to Using a Weighted Blanket

A couple of months ago I began to research weighted blankets being used with kids on the autism spectrum.  My son has always had an incredibly hard time falling asleep and staying asleep.  Sleep issues are a pretty common problem with children on the spectrum and I wanted to seek out alternatives to having him [...]

Life with Lucas: Our Journey With Autism (Pre-diagnosis)

Life with Lucas: Our Journey With Autism (Pre-diagnosis)

Four years ago I gave birth to the sweetest, most beautiful, 9 pound baby boy. All the cliches I had always heard about motherhood finally made sense to me. I was in a glorious love bubble, and completely unaware of the hard times that were ahead of us. I knew very early on that something [...]