~* Happy Two Year Anniversary, Dear Blog *~

On August 29th, 2010, I put up my first post and officially created “Autism Home Rescue.”  All of my readers were either sitting at my kitchen table with me, or were my Mom.  Still, it was an important beginning and I’m proud of how this little blog has grown, expanded horizons and become a place for reflection, celebration and sharing.

On this two year anniversary, I invite you to go back to the beginning and read my very first post.  Then please comment or email me at autismhomerescue@gmail.com to tell me what you think of my sticky, crumb covered first try.  All best wishes!

With love & gratitude,

Cathy K

August 29, 2010:  I am no warrior mom….

Par-Tay!!

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Today’s the online launch party for “Be Like Buddy!”

Go on over there now (click here or on the picture above)

to join the celebration & get your free stuff!

the formal “Be Like Buddy” press release

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I am loving this today!  Abundant gratitude for good things coming from good people for good causes!

Please check out the Be Like Buddy press release

“Be Like Buddy” launches this week!!

I’m going to keep this short & sweet.  Once upon a time in the land of autism families there lived a Dad.  An ordinary Dad, who was married to an ordinary Mom, who had an ordinary… well, not so ordinary Son.  When he discovered his son wasn’t living in the land of the typical but was going to lead his family in a new direction because he had Autism, this Dad did something extraordinary.  He put his desire to give his son the chance to experience the world in the most full, real way possible ahead of his regular Dad worries.  And he created “Be Like Buddy.”

One video, one skill, five minutes.  These are new, but they are already making big changes in the lives of ordinary families with extraordinary children.  And you can get yours for free at the online launch party this Thursday and Friday.  There will be tons of free stuff on the “Be Like Buddy” website (you can learn more on their facebook page or by following them on Twitter, too!)

Being an ordinary Mom myself, I know how many “new things with possibility” float by our desktops & kitchen counters every day.  Yeah, it’s a lot, it’s true.  But trust me– “Be Like Buddy” is one of those things you’ll want to have and sharePlease help me spread the word and tell your ABA therapists and teachers and family members about “Be Like Buddy.”  Then come to the online launch party and get the videos for yourself!

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Be Like Buddy!

autism home rescue 081720121Ohmigosh have I got news for you! 

You all know how I love finding good autism resources to share, right?  Well stay tuned for more information on my latest discovery:

Be Like Buddy!

 

Created by the father of a child with autism, the “Be Like Buddy” educational videos and resources are right on target. 

I mean…  RIGHT.  ON.   

As in– the guy who put the videos together knows autism.  The website creators know autism.  The folks who made the educational materials know autism.  The entire team– plus the absolutely adorable and loveable puppet named Buddy who stars in the videos– really understand and connect with families like mine– and YOURS too!

Stay tuned to Autism Home Rescue for more info next week on how YOU can get absolutely free  resources for autism parents, educators & professionals this month at the online launch party for Be Like Buddy”

In the meantime, please go to the Be Like Buddy” facebook page and Like them to make sure you stay in the loop! 

And while you’re on Facebook, dear loyal readers, please Like Autism Home Rescue’s facebook page too!  (see the handy dandy button to the right on this page!)

Weekly Photo Challenge: WRONG

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Wrong, but still so right! 

One of my favs, this is Alex in the laundry chute at age four.  When I look at this photo I see a kid with a quirky sense of humor & amazing comic timing who knows the most fun moments of life often come from surprises.  He knew boys do not belong in laundry chutes and that he was not a sock or shirt or laundry basket.  He knew his antics would amuse his little sister who was watching.  And of course, he knew I wouldn’t be able to resist such a good photo opportunity. 

See the handsome grin?

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Today’s Gratitude List

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Today I am grateful for:

  • This truly crazy guy named Shaun T.  For some reason when he says “Jump!” I actually want to.  Yes, I know the “Insanity” workouts are … well, insane! … but they are also really well balanced and motivational.  This dude has me stretching and toning and hopping all around the house.  I’m even thinking about signing up for aerials class again, and that can only lead to more quirky happiness I think.  See, it works like this– let me break it down for you in the style of a Direct TV cause-and-effect commercial:  If I jump around with Shaun T, I get sweaty.  If I get sweaty, I feel like an athlete.  If I feel like an athlete, I take trapeze classes.  If I take trapeze classes, I join the circus.  If I join the circus, I become the lady in the impossibly glittery hottie outfit who trains the dogs.  If I train the dogs, I make my girlfriend and her chihuahuas happy.  If I make the chihuahuas happy, all. is. good. with. the. world!  Conclusion:  Insanity workouts lead to happy chihuahuas.  Which brings me to my next point…
  • Aubrey’s dogs.  I am so grateful for those furry little bedwarmers!  They’re like two parts firecracker, two parts teddy bear, one part slobbery wet kisses and 100% enthusiasm!  When I came home from seeing Alex last night, I was tense and a bit sad.  We had a great visit, he was all smiles and jokes and calmness, but right before I left, a noise got the better of his sensory issues and he got agitated.  I know he drifted off to sleep, but it’s always tough for me see him struggle.  I thought to myself, “How do moms handle this stuff?  Please, God, tell me again what I’m supposed to be doing.”  Then after a ridiculously long car ride, I walked in my front door and was greeted with such fanfare there could have been a parade running through the kitchen!  These little chihuahuas jumped so high I thought they’d actually make it to my shoulder without my picking them up!  Plus, they brought me all their toys, and when I sat down I got a plethora of furry kisses like none other.  I love the dogs.  And they love me.  Happy sigh.
    So what have we learned today? 
    Jump around, kiss your dogs…
    And remember to name the things for which you’re grateful!
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