Category Archives: Family

What a summer! Wait it’s back to school already?


Well it’s been a very, very long time since I have written in Mateo’s Story. We have done a lot this Summer and the kids have already put in two weeks of school! That is just crazy right? Remember when … Continue reading

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Happy 9th Birthday Mateo!


Dear Mateo, I can’t believe that you are 9 today!! Years go by faster and faster and moments are truly to be treasured. Every year I like to write you Birthday messages and hope that one day you will look … Continue reading

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A Birthday Letter to Mateo


Dear Mateo, Today you turn 7 years old. I honestly cannot believe it has been 7 years since I first held you in my arms for the first time. And in those 7 years you have faced many more challenges … Continue reading

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Avoiding the breaking point


I wish I could see inside his mind, and see what he sees, feel what he feels and know what Autism is for Mateo. I wish he could clearly communicate to me when he is anxious or over-stimulated when the … Continue reading

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Treasured Time


I took Monday off to spends some time with the kids. I have been working a lot of hours and it’s been hard on my kids, especially Mateo. Like many people with Autism change is hard for Mateo, and having … Continue reading

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The first vacation of the summer!


Summer has officially started! The kids are off of school and we decided to take our first family adventure of the summer to Southern California. When you travel with kids, you always stress out I think. When you travel with … Continue reading

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Mom Guilt


I think we have all felt it at one point or another. The feeling that we aren’t doing all that we should be doing. That we want to give more, do more, be more. But sometimes life is hard and … Continue reading

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A slave to the schedule


The bikini’s have arrived in the stores, suddenly everything has switched to Valentines Day with Spring around the corner.  The kids are about half way through the school year, how can that be? I feel sometimes so stuck in this … Continue reading

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Reflection on 2011, Hope and Awareness for 2012


A New Year already.  Time just passes so quickly.  We live in a whirlwind of school, ABA Therapy, Social Group Classes, Doctor Appointments, Occupational Therapy appointments, Speech Therapy appointments, play dates and school and that’s just for Mateo. But to … Continue reading

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How I do it


Over the weekend we got together with my aunt and uncle who we hadn’t seen since Christmas.  We always have a great time with them.  Mateo was running around and chasing his sister Maya around the room, calling “Come on … Continue reading

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