My Name is Kimberly. I am 27 years young. I live in Connecticut, USA. I am happy. I am shy. I love history – mainly Renaissance Europe and WWII. I love reading about these things. I am an at home entrepreneur; I am things out of clay and sell them on my etsy shop, Nonsuch Novelties. I also sell funky vintage items there too!
I am also the mother of a very special little girl Mia. No matter how cliché it sounds it is still true – she is my world. And she saved my life. Mia was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). She falls right smack dab in the middle of the spectrum – actually holding a diagnosis of “Classic Autism Mid-Spectrum”. She is the reason I write this blog.
My Blog focuses mainly on what it is like mothering a child as special as she; a child on the spectrum, a child with autism. I write about all of the many things that go into our day. Memories I have of when she was small and first diagnosed. All of the hardships, heartaches, and joys my family experiences. I speak honestly, truthfully, and from the heart about my daughter and my experiences as her mother – the most trying aspect of my life, but also the most rewarding.
A few of the people who factor into my posts:
Roger – My long-term boyfriend and Mia’s father. He is a hard working man. The other half, and probably my better half. He is an amazing father. He is my best friend and my anchor to the truth.
Mia – obviously, you were already partially introduced. She is 6 years old. She is autistic. She is falls into the category of non-verbal BUT she does selectively speak – when she wants a particular show, when she is extremely excited, when she is motivated, when she is scripting, etc. Sometimes she will have a spontaneous conversation with me, or others. She has echolalia. She has sensory processing disorder. She is happy. She is healthy. She is hyperactive. She is fun. She is a handful. She is my favorite person. She likes Dora the Explorer, Phineas and Furb and just about every other kids show you can think of. She is a master at using her iPad.
Henry VIII – My 1 year old pug. He is silly. He is tricky and sneaky. He is hyper-active. He is cute. He is, sadly, pretty under represented in this blog. And, yes, he is named after the tumultuous Tudor King of England, Henry VIII.
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