Welcome to AuSumness, Dear Readers.
I cannot believe how long it has been since I've made an entry. I'll go into why I've been absent and why I'm back. Let me first say that I'm so glad you are here. Like me, you care. You care about your children, family, maybe your students, your community, country and perhaps also like me, the world. (I'm a total over achiever!) You care about the future and you want it to be awesome for everyone.
If you've been following, you know that my boys are pretty big now. They are 18 and 16. Can you believe it? I've been sharing our tips and tricks that work for us. They've made a huge impact on all of our lives and of course, those around us as well. I hope you've had the same result? We'd love to know what has worked for you.
So, I haven't been sharing in a while because things have been going so well. I've utilized the skills I've shared and our lives are just so much easier, now. I know it may not stay that way and we do still have our moments. I'll definitely share how working has come in to the picture, later.
I loved the blog as a space for me to get it off of my chest. It was therapeutic. I also really wanted to help people who were in our shoes. I had started blogging about Autism on my craft blog, The Cherry On Top. Then I had so many people reaching out to me, that I figured I put my findings on another blog to make it easier to link up my friends and family when they had questions.
I blogged a lot about food because that certainly is one of the biggest contributors to my boy's well-er being. Boy, Have I learned a lot more about food since then! Maybe I'll share more of that in the future.
One of my favorite and also one of our most popular blogs can be found here. What NOT to Tell Parents of Autistic Children It is cheeky and full of sass. It's a great resource to share around and you may get a giggle or two out of it. Hopefully, you'll be reconfirming it all and feeling so much better knowing you are not alone.
In the beginning, I couldn't find anything of value about Autism. I joined all of the BIG names and triple ugh. All they want is donations and for what?! I won't even get in to it. If your head isn't buried in the sand, you may already know. I did stumble across Children's Health Defense. It was like a homecoming! Finally, something intellectual, science based, mature, positive and oh so helpful.
If you are not familiar with CHD, its chairman "on leave" is the one and only Robert Kennedy Jr. This non profit organization is just one of the many, many contributions this man has made to help, improve and encourage our nation and even the world. I'll be blogging again about much more of his accomplishments.
Seeing how mainstream media just focuses on the negative aspects and fail to deliver any kind of real, factual, accomplishments this man has made, I feel I need to get out there and make sure people do know them. More about that later, too.
I'm very aware of the sacrifice, commitment and character of RFK Jr. and nearly cried when I read that he may be a candidate for President of the U.S. I feel like I've know this guy for years and I've seen and read the amazing things he does for America. Have you?
Joining Team Kennedy is going to be my contribution to my children. I'm showing them you have to do more than just complain and blah, blah, blah. You have to DO something. They will learn what it takes to make a country great. A neighborhood great. A household great and hopefully, I'll be giving them a brighter future.
If RFK Jr. would have this amazing opportunity, not only would America be a much better place, but through his guidance, knowledge, support and by example, the world would be a better place. Read more about Robert Kennedy's goals on the site and consider checking out Children's Health Defense if you want to learn more about Autism and much more. They make you feel like you're a part of the family. It's pretty special. I love listening to Tea Time while I work on my digital designs. Polly is so much like me! Crack the whip! You'll love the soothing voice of Dr. Paul and all of his wonderful advice. You'll get to meet a lot of amazing heroes. It's most inspiring!
I posted on FB that I was putting on my cape and freshening up my lipstick. Let's work together! Let's kick some ass and not only right the wrongs, but give our citizens back the land that used to be the example. The land full of resources, opportunity, creativity and compassion. Show support simply by signing up, donate, share links around to get the word out or volunteer in other ways.
We have to stand together no matter how hard they try to divide us. You know the line. Together we stand divided we ...
Grab you cape and let's go to work!