All About Me

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zyrobotics, LLC for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Who here has played Turtle Invaders?  Its such a fun game! There is a new app coming out next week that is based on a math adaptation of Turtle Invaders.  It’s called OctoPlus, and was created by Zyrobotics .  Zyrobotics, LLC is an inclusive technology company. Their mission is to enable freedom through technology by developing products that are adaptive to each […]

New Math App for Special Needs and Special Learning!

All right, I wanna know –   Who is NOT happy that their kids are back in school?   Me, that’s who.   You should have seen me dragging my feet to work this morning.  It was sad.  (I work at a school)   Don’t get me wrong.  The routine is definitely a good thing, especially for my little dude with Autism.  But man, summer and being together all day is just so much fun!!!   The good news is […]

Back to School Blues?

How many moms do we have here?  (Raise your hand, moms.)   I am a mom. I have two beautiful, healthy children.  When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered without hesitation, “I want to be a mom – that or a brain surgeon.”  While I never made it to medical school, I am doing something just as important as “brain surgery” – I’m raising children.  I’m […]

Give Yourself a Raise

Love this!   1. Thou shall not yell when speaking to me. My disability does not impair my hearing and I am extremely bright. Perhaps even brighter than you are. 2. Thou shall not ignore me, talk negatively about me, speak unnaturally slow, or ask questions to others in the room that pertain to me. I can comprehend what you are saying just fine. 3. Thou shall believe in me and help me believe in my skills and self worth. […]

Ten Commandments for Interacting With Kids on the Autism Spectrum

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After hearing some terrible news today, I have been feeling quite down and depressed.  In my manic state, I went around the house cleaning out drawers and cabinets, anything to get my mind off the feelings of anger, frustration, and sadness.  I came across this poem.  I honestly don’t even remember where I got it from, but in reading it I felt a little bettern.  And so, I’ve decided to share it here:  God Cries Too By Darciann Samples Adam […]

God Cries Too

Some of my favorite quotes from my  family last year: Buddy Boy:  “Mom, can I have milk?” Mom: No BB: Can I have juice? Mom: No BB: Can I have water?  Mom: No BB: Can I have slime? “You know, life is hectic, stressful, and certainly not easy.  Yet when I look at my children, really REALLY look at them, I feel such a love and peace, and how can I complain? When I see my sweet smiling kids, EVERYTHING […]


Happy 2012! I’m still in shock over how quickly the last year has flown by.  What did you accomplish in 2011?  More importantly, what are you GOING to accomplish in 2012?  I for one, have big plans, like always!   As you know, I had some deeply personal issues/struggles that needed to be dealt with over the last couple of months.  I took a hiatus from this blog, as well as from much of my life.  Ironically, around the time […]

Happy New Year (I’m BACK)!!

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Anyone ever read this? (photo)   I never have, but I confess, I’m seriously considering it.   You know the feeling when you’re sick?  You know what it’s like when you think you’re sick in part because of all the dust in the house from your husbands’ unfinished project that was supposed to take 2 days, and now, 3 weeks later, it’s still not close? (The view of the doorway)   Yeah, I thought you did. (the inside of the […]

My “Better” Half