Kaylene

Kaylene George is an autistic self-advocate, author, and mother of five, including one autistic child. She realized her own autism as an adult shortly after her son received his initial diagnosis. Suddenly the parts of her that seemed so “weird” to society had an answer. Since then, Kaylene has passionately shared about her experiences with autism from both sides of the great divide between parents and autistic self-advocates on AutisticMama.com.

  • A Simple Daily Journal Routine to Get Through Rough Days

    (Inside: Even if you HATE journaling or think it’s “woo”, this simple daily journal routine will help you get through rough days and stay focused on your goals.) Start a journal? Puh-lease. Like I’m a 9-year-old little girl who needs to write about how Becca the bully is tormenting me and Jake is soooooo cute […]

  • To the Mom Who Just Totally Lost it on Your Kids

    Sometimes I completely lose it on my kids. Like, hulk-mom, rage-scream, “STOP-RIGHT-NOW-I’M-GONNA-LOSE-IT” type lose it. Puh-lease tell me you’ve done this too. And I know, it’s not for lack of trying NOT to lose it. Most of us have read all the “magic tips” to stay calm and they maybe work for half a morning, […]

  • 3 Mistakes Parents Make When Trying to Stay Calm

    Tell me you’ve been here… You read a post with a bunch of “stay calm” tips from a blogger who says she hasn’t yelled at her kids in four years and you are READY. All you have to do is… Take a deep breath Put a rubber band on your wrist Say a magical mantra […]

  • 3 Steps to Be a Better Autism Ally This April

    It’s almost April, and you’re about to be inundated with posts about autism. You’ll see posts that call you to Light it Up Blue, support Autism Speaks, and don puzzle pieces. Then you’ll see posts telling you that all of those things are totally wrong and you shouldn’t do them. (I know, I write many […]