Reblog Wednesday: Get on your back — A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

This reblog is from Bereaved Single Dad – blogger and father to a son. As they say, it’s never  too late, too late to become educated, to learn, to become aware and to shed light on things that matter to you. Him and I share one thing that’s close and dear to our hearts is that our sons have been labeled many things, which only means they are extra special.

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I recently saw the comedian Amy Schumer’s Netflix special, ‘Growing.’ She opens up on her husbands autism diagnosis. She and her husband – a chef, are expecting their first child. It was also evident that in the midst of a diagnosis we can still find laughter and joy.

“Once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him,” she says in the ‘Growing’ Netflix special. “That’s the truth. He says whatever is on his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do.”

This reminded me of my son – he says as he sees it, he’s now 9 years old, working hard in school and continues his speech therapy. You can read more on my son’s Autism diagnosis here. When I first heard her speak on the topic it was hard not  to feel an overwhelming feeling of hope. The stigma around Autism – as many other diagnosis, is the unknown future. Will he find a special person, a wife, will he have children, a career, etc.? The actress speaking up on her husband’s diagnosis filled me up with both appreciation and hope.

Happy Wednesday.

-Ana

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It’s been a ‘on your back’ sort of day. Not just for the pets. First we played football in the garden. Son wasn’t keen on using his boots so I dug out mine as well. As a I put my boots on I warned son that they would be hard to walk with on the […]

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Happy Meme Monday: Monday After Easter

We’ve had a nice weekend, with church on Saturday, a nice gathering on Sunday for the kids and today my son turns 9 years old – let’s not give up now on the sweets! Anyone else kids into Mario Brothers?! It’s the ‘it’ theme around here right now and I have to say, I’m not complaining. I loved Nintendo as a kid and that was my favorite game to play.

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I love this Easter meme here, and I will add that arriving to church this time of year also means arriving at least one hour prior to find parking. And that waking up on the Monday after Easter Sunday is like waking up from a short sugar coma.

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Reblog Wednesday: The Miracle Of The Notre Dame Fire — Traditional Catholic Femininity 🌹🙏🌹

I believe you are already aware of this no matter your religious beliefs, on Monday, April 15, 2019 the Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady Of Paris) Cathedral experienced a devastating fire. The 850 year old cathedral has been given many different restoration time frames – a professor of medieval cathedrals stating it would take about two decades to complete. It has also been said they will be closing it for about 5 to 6 years following the fire as it has weakened the cathedral. As of today there have been donations pouring in for the restoration, nearly $1 billion dollars.

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In this combination of photos, flames and smoke rise as the spire on the Notre Dame Cathedral collapses during a fire in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. 

The post I share with you today from Trad Cat Fem brings you in great detail the history of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. I invite you to read as I found it to be so informative, seeing before and after the fire pictures from inside the cathedral, and seeing pictures of the real Crown of Thorns that have been saved from the fire.

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Happy Meme Monday: Easter Egg Hunt

I can’t remember a time when my kids found what they were looking for after I told them exactly  where they can find it. Because when it comes to finding things, everyone seems to be unable to find it, unless you place it on  their hands. Yes, it’s that  bad. Does this happen in your home with your spouse or kids?! Is finding things now considered an art or talent of some sort?!

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Nail File Friday’s: Mini Mic For Filming On YouTube Using Phone

With keeping up with the theme of how I’m making videos on YouTube on a small non-existing  budget here’s another video of an unboxing of a mini microphone. As I also mentioned here where I show you affordable lighting options, whether you’ve already got your very own YouTube channel or  not, been thinking about starting one, you will need the right equipment.

I’ll show you in the video an unboxing and a quick trial by doing my very first voice over using the Pop Voice mini mic. It’s not only great for nail tutorials but also for videos of makeup tutorials to crafting, drawing, cooking, etc.

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Pop Voice Recording Mini Microphone:

– Great for audio or video use on Apple iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Android/Windows Smartphone, PC and more. * For the iPhone 7, 7 plus, iPhone 8, 8 plus, iPhone X, you will NEED the LIGHTING to 3.5MM ADAPTER – This came with the purchase of your iPhone

– Affordable

– Extra long cable is 6.5 feet

– Hear a ‘click’ when the microphone and adapter are well connected

– Function is recording / not an amplifier

– How to listen: Unplug the microphone from phone or PC – PC adapter included

Happy filming!

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Reblog Wednesday: In Defense of Stay-At-Home Moms — Autism in Our Nest

As a stay at home mom whom didn’t stay home from the beginning, I must say the transition was rather smooth. I loved my position in the corporate world, but once I had my oldest, my heart yearned to be with her and raise her myself.

I came across this post from Autism Family Power where she mentions coming across an article where a working woman asks, “what do stay at home moms do all day?” The question wasn’t ill intended, but rather out of curiosity.

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I chuckled a bit and then had the sudden urge to detail and justify my role at home. However, each of us has different reasons for our decision to stay at home, and the role of a parent that stays in the home is like no other. His/her role comes without a financial earning, without breaks, days off and too often are running on fumes.

However, the internal satisfaction of making sure my kids are taken care of, taking care of my families daily needs and each of my children’s individual needs be it school or otherwise, is beyond any pay check I could ever receive. The ‘tasks/jobs’ are endless, from scheduling doctors appointments, to making sure my son is thriving in school since his autism diagnosis, to potty training – still doing it. The list goes on and on. All the while praying I am doing a good enough job at raising good, compassionate citizens. Also, caring for myself as I have Chiari 1 Malformation – a congenital disorder.

So, if you’re a stay at home parent or not, our goals are all the same. We’re all caring for our homes and our families needs to the best of our abilities, being in the corporate world or not.

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Recently I read an article where a woman asked Stay-At-Home Moms what they did all day. At first I got defensive, but changed my mood. Read more about this, here!

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Happy Meme Monday: Future Husband Says

The truth shall set you free – or so they say! The reality of it all is that no family is perfect. We either have outside noise, or the noise is coming from our own homes, seeking perfection is unrealistic. My family is far from it and this meme here is just a reminder of what we must keep in mind pre and post wedding.

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