Tag Archives: Autism

Skateboarding with heart

There are not enough kind words for this wonderful organization that has given Mateo so much. I have been wanting Mateo to try skateboarding for some time. His uncle had given him a custom painted board, but Mateo just didn’t have … Continue reading

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Autism and the dreaded substitute teacher

Change in routine is probably the hardest thing for children with Autism. We found out this week that Mateo’s long term sub was no longer his subsitute while his teacher is out on maternity leave. Mateo had built a really great relationship … 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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Where has the summer gone?

I feel like I have been forced on hiatus from Mateo’s Story because life has been so busy! I really miss writing and connecting with my friends, family and followers. So I am going to get back in the swing … 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 letter for my son’s school

I wrote a letter because my children’s school is a Charter School and was up for renewal.  I guess the staff was so proud of it- it got passed around and shared.  I think it’s good to let people know … Continue reading

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Cheering for friends

We had a fun filled weekend of good times with friends .  Mateo really amazes me how he can play so well with Maya and her friends at times.  Sometimes he can be the typical “pesky brother”, but when you … Continue reading

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Working hard and beating the odds

Mateo.  He is just an incredible kid.  He has a certain magnetism.  A drive.  A light and a smile that melts your heart.  And when those big brown eyes meet yours for a few seconds- it’s magic. There is just … Continue reading

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It’s Autism’s Fault!

It’s hard. Sometimes as parents we have these really proud moments. Proud of our children and their accomplishments. Proud of ourselves for making a difference. Proud of making it down this crazy road. Then we have the not so proud … Continue reading

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