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Face Blindness: I’m Prepared This Time

   Do you recognize this guy?  I wouldn’t have! I was reviewing my emails, and event schedule from Reader’s Favorites this morning. The email listed the names and titles of some of the people who will be guest speakers at the awards ceremony this weekend. It says, “Our guest speakers …

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My Day–the Tot’s Tantrums–I need a do over!

Tantrum Tot is getting worse,; I think. But there are some oddities to his tantrum-ing behavior that really has me raising an eyebrow. Today, I kept him home from daycare because for some reason he has gone from loving the place to begging me to stay home, and my heart …

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The Social Aspie: My Guest Post and a Wonderful Blog You Should Check Out

Good Morning, I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I tried to sit back and relax this weekend, but that is hard for me.  I went grocery shopping on Saturday, which wiped me out for the rest of the weekend, so I spent the whole day watching HGTV on Sunday. …

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When the Hot Water Just Isn’t Hot Enough

Ever have one of those days? When you are so out of sorts that even your super sensitiveness shuts down on you.  You go from being hyper-sensitive, to being hypo-sensitive—today has been one of those days. Hubby has been home for hours, and I am only now relaxed enough to …

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Tantrum Tot Broke Daddy’s Heart

The Tot has been particularly miserably this weekend. His behavior and the situation at home in deteriorating at a rapid pace; it’s alarming. He seems to be continuously unhappy, which is killing me! What Mom wants to see her baby miserable? Well, except maybe mine, but that is a story …

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Autism and Echolalia—NO, NOT ME

I didn’t think that I still had echolalia, but I was wrong. As a child I constantly repeated lyrics of songs, and movies, what other people said—sometimes even appearing to be using these phrases of script in context. As an adult, I thought I do not do that anymore—oh but …

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Weak Central Coherence and Executive Function: Why I get nothing done!

Yesterday I spent the entire day working but getting nothing done. Yes, you are seeing this right; I piddled with my computer and got distracted, was at a loss for words, and accomplishing nothing! Well, nothing meaning not what I intended or needed to accomplish. I was continually getting myself …

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Lack of Communication breaks my Heart

I have been thinking a lot about the source of the Tantrum Tot’s meltdowns lately.  I’ve been noting when, where, and how the  meltdowns begin and observed that much of it starts when he is not communicating well.  The Tot has begun making me repeat everything he says to me.  …

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Resistant to Change: Why does the living room always NEED to be green?

I like change; I do. I crave change, but just cannot seem to manage it. Something as seemingly simple as making changes in the house are almost impossible for me. Hubby and I have been absolutely hooked on HGTV lately. (Very dangerous and time consuming pass-time) We have been watching the …

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The Pregnant Aspie: Anticipation Anxiety-Delivery Day Approaches

I know I was talking about this just the other day—Anticipation Anxiety, and how I am more anxious prior to events taking place then I am while they are happening.  Well thinking forward to deliver day for baby boy #4 has been no different.  I have 4 weeks to go …

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