Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's the Little Things

It really doesn't take much to get me excited and make me feel like we might actually master a few life skills before the age of 30. I know, I know. It's not really that bad. I just feel overwhelmed sometimes. But yesterday was a good day. J used the toaster oven for the first time by himself to make grilled cheese sandwiches for himself and his brother. And he only had to come upstairs four times to ask me questions.

And then after playing outside late in the evening, he washed off both his feet and B's feet. I didn't even mind that there was water all over the bathroom floor or that the washcloth was wadded up in the bottom of the bathtub. Told you it doesn't take much.

We won't discuss the meltdown that occurred between the two events. It was unrelated and I'd like the day to retain it's rosy glow.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Win What I Wish I'd Known About Raising a Child with Autism in the Autism Awareness Hop

April is Autism Awareness Month. This hop will feature books about autism or posts about autism along with giveaways on each blog. I'm giving away a copy of What I Wish I'd Known About Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan and Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D. You'll have your choice of a Kindle ebook (You don't have to have a Kindle to read it. There are several free Kindle apps.) or a paperback. You get a choice because I'm not giving up my copy so I'll be ordering one for you. If you know how picky I am about the books I keep, that should tell you how awesome this book is. You can read my review here.

Book Review: What I Wish I'd Known About Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan and Kathy DeOrnellas

Amazon summary
Bobbi Sheahan, mother of a child with autism, and psychologist Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., did not write this book to lecture you on how to parent your child. Instead, they offer themselves as your scouts in the field, who have valuable information to share—from the moment you realize your kid is different ("My, what a quiet baby I have!"), to the self-righteous moms on the playground, to holding your marriage together in the realm of routines.
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