Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Friday, 19 July 2013

“Friday’s Fab ‘Autism’ Five”

I posted my first Friday’s Fab Five over a year ago. It was going to be a weekly roundup of favourite posts and bloggers that I had read and wanted to share. The weekly turned into bi-weekly then monthly and now appears to be ummm annual. Eeep. I am going to go with I was busy doing research…yea…lots and LOTS of research.

Just so you know I have not been slacking off I am going to give you a bonus to my first Friday’s Fab ‘Autism’ Four edition and give you five! Cue music.

“Bloggers…Come On Down!!!”

First up is Amy who blogs over at From the Mom Cave. I first read Amy’s blog over a year ago and just recently connected with her on Facebook. She has 2 boys on the spectrum and a warped great sense of humour.  :)  In the past year she has moved on to waaaay bigger things like being published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul “Raising Kids on the Spectrum” edition. Way to go Amy!!!

Blogger number 2 is Bec from Snagglebox. There is not a single post of Bec’s that I can honestly say is my favourite. Okay…maybe this one Real Parent Pinterest made me laugh a little more but everything and I mean EVERYTHING is full of useful and user-friendly information. If you haven’t friended, followed or whatever else there is to do…go do it now. Wait! Maybe wait until you finish reading this post.  ;)

Karen blogs about life with her two younger teenage sons over at Confessions of an Asperger’s Mom. While our worlds are quite different…they are much the same. What drew me to Karen was her sense of humour, no-nonsense parenting style and of course her love for cocktails and wine her sons. We are the same that way.

I first read one of Liane’s articles at Autism After 16 and keep going back for more. Having just been through the end of school life in Riley World her latest column “A Corsage for Caroline” made my heart melt and my eyes leak...just a little. Liane was also included in the Chicken Soup for the Soul “Raising Kids on the Spectrum”. Gee…I sure know a lot of big guns!

The final blogger is someone I just read this past week. Tanya’s post “Why My Son Moved to a Supported Living Home” read like an upcoming chapter in Riley World. I know I will be going back to visit Tanya’s blog to read all about where their new path leads.

I will close with the same words as the last Autism edition because I am late the same words ring true for these five bloggers.  Whether you know nothing about autism, know a little about autism or are just an autism wannabe *wink*, I highly recommend any of these 5 blogs for insight, experience and most of all…humour!

Check them out when you have a chance and have a great weekend!

“Help control the pet population – have your pets spayed or neutered.”
(Sign-off from the Price is Right show)



  1. Oooh you picked me! You picked me! *jumps up and down and runs down the stairs* Thank you for those awesome words, Diane! And I'm in such good company too :)

    1. I speak nothing but the truth!!! :D