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Finding Joy Toasting Bread

Nathan laughing toasting bread autism

This funny photo is courtesy of my husband. He was helping one of my other kids when he smelled something. He looked over in the kitchen and noticed Nathan standing by the toaster giggling. So, he went into the kitchen and noticed that Nathan was toasting himself some bread and was so excited about it!…

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A Funny Mother’s Day and Autism Story

Tamara laughing after Nathan kissed her plant--autism

Here is a funny autism and Mother’s Day Story: Nathan gave me little succulent plant for Mother’s day in a jar that he painted. When I opened it, I thanked him and then said, “Give kiss” intending for him to kiss me on the cheek. He kissed the plant! I laughed so hard. My husband…

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Autism and Failing to be Spontaneous

Being Spontaneous busting out an autism prison

I shouldn’t get discouraged, but sometimes I do. This past weekend my husband suggested we do something fun. So, I started brainstorming. One of my sons with autism came in as we shared some of our fun ideas. He quickly responded with anxiety, “but I have to get my chores done first.” Argh! So much…

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Skipping at Church

Who says you can’t skip down the aisle at church with your bag in tow? That is how Nathan entered church on Sunday. I almost giggled out loud as I watched him. One brother pulled me aside with a smile on his face and said, “If only all of us were so happy to be…

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