I’m a stay at home mom of 3 kids. I’ve changed their names on this blog to protect them (and me?) Jett is 8, Carlos is 5, and Letty is 3. My oldest, Jett, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in May 2010. We are now just living into what that means for our family. In some ways it’s nice to have a name for his specific quirks. On the other hand, now we know he’s not going to just grow out of those quirks one day. So we just try to honor Jett’s differences while making sure the rest of the family is attended to as well. I certainly don’t have any magic parenting solutions. We figure it out as we go, and try to have fun doing it.


12 Responses to About

  1. Emily Keiler-Green says:

    YAY! Now I can read about y’all when I should be studying!

  2. Christine says:

    I would’nt know how to feel about it either. Labels are just bits of information to most people. At this level, a lable can hurt as much or more than it helps. At a higher level, within a specific community, a label can tranfer a significant amount of information in one breath that helps people know each other better, faster. Someone said, “Perjudice rarely survives education.” I’ve learned a lot from you already. Bring it on, Sister!

  3. akbutler says:

    Just found your blog – I’m a stay at home with three kids too – our middle son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS this past Christmas…know exactly how you feel, of course. We all knew there was something going on with him, so the diagnosis wasn’t a surprise, but a label is a label and it’s hard to get past. Like you, we decided that this was who he is and who he will be and chose to try to understand him instead of shy away from it all. I look forward to reading more about you all.

  4. Janay says:

    Julie, Dear One, I am in your corner. Even if the world is round, I am in your corner.

  5. Bernadette says:

    Hey there,
    Glad I found your blog. I’m always happy to make a virtual connection with those from my real world.


  6. I found your blog tonight and read along for a bit…so many things sounded so familiar. My Aspie is nine and I have three younger children too, and the balancing act of being what everyone in the family needs is so hard sometimes. Anyway, thank you for sharing on your blog- I appreciate hearing the thoughts and feelings of other mamas in my position.

  7. Scott Studer says:

    Hey Julie I wanted you to know for us that your blog is absolutely amazing, it’s awe inspiring, witty, and written extremely well.  I now look forward with sheer delight to reading your new posts. Big Hug!!!

    Scott Studer and Zach Wiederhold.

  8. I LOVE your blog! I have nominated you for an award… check out my blog for the details.. http://dearmrseinstein.com/2012/07/21/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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