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Enjoying the Waves

Vacationing with a child on the autism spectrum is always interesting. You never know what will interest them. When we went to Point Loma, Nathan LOVED watching the waves roll in. It was so sweet to watch him get so excited as he watched the ocean's waves. Enjoying the simple joys of life. #Autism #SimpleJoys

Posted by Tamara K Anderson, Author on Monday, April 10, 2017

Enjoying the Waves

Vacationing with a child on the autism spectrum is always interesting. You never know what will interest them. When we went to Point Loma, Nathan LOVED watching the waves roll in. It was so sweet to watch him get so…

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A Little Board Game Distraction

A Little Board Game Distraction

"No games." "I want iPad." Well iPad time was over. Sometimes as a mom you have to click into "distractor-mode" when your kiddos with autism are demanding electronics. The other day we busted out some old games that Nathan used…

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Pajama Pants And Rubber Boots

Pajama Pants and Rubber Boots

I know what you are thinking...Styling! Right? If you were to pop over and visit me right after I helped Nathan get showered in the morning, this is how I would be decked out: t-shirt, pajama pants and rubber boots.…

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Dragonwatch Review

Dragonwatch Review

I finished it!!!! Dragonwatch is a deliciously rich feast after a long Fablehaven famine. I couldn't put the book down! Seth and Kendra are off to their adventures again with clever twists and unexpected turns. Dragonwatch is the perfect start…

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When The Book You’ve Been Waiting For Arrives….

When the Book You’ve Been Waiting for Arrives….

Look what just arrived!!! My daughter told me, "Go curl up in a corner mom. I call dibs when you are done." Ha ha! This girl knows me all too well. #Dragonwatch #BrandonMull #LoveToRead

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Meeting Richard Paul Evans

Meeting Richard Paul Evans

I was humbled to be able to participate in Richard Paul Evan's Author Mentoring this weekend. It was an experience I will never forget! He is indeed kind and is a powerful speaker and motivator. I am so thankful for all…

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An Organizing Project

An Organizing Project

For the past week and a half I decided to spend my spare time organizing my craft closet--mostly so I could access/find my material and make quilts (to donate). Anyway, I ended up repurposing some old dressers and I did…

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Hanging With The Wiggles

Hanging with The Wiggles

When I hang with my buddy Nathan, you never know what we will end up doing. Last week we took a walk down memory lane and sang and danced with "The Wiggles." I love my perpetual 3-year-old and his sweet…

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Spontaneity and Autism

On Valentine's Day I surprised the kids by taking them right out the door the second they got home from school to the movies. We saw the new Lego Batman movie and it was fun. The kids were hilarious though—they…

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Gratitude For Founding Fathers

Gratitude for Founding Fathers

Yesterday I was working with Jacob on his Citizenship in the Nation merit badge for scouting. As we talked about the different branches of government and their functions and then the system of checks and balances I realized that we…

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Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

Nathan turned 18 this week! Happy Birthday to my boy. I can honestly say I am so thankful that God sent us this wonderful son. Although having a child with autism was never on my agenda, it is a journey…

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Eyebrows

Eyebrows

Confession: "I liked you with your regular eyebrows." I see so many women getting their eyebrows done--but I like women without all the paint on their eyebrows. I like the more natural look. I think women can look pretty just…

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