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Autistic Mama is my mom blog that I started to connect with and inspire other moms in a similar stage of life.
When I became a stay at home mom, discovered my children’s disabilities (and eventually my own), started homeschooling, and began working from home, I survived by reading other blogs for advice, inspiration, and community. That’s exactly what I’m hoping you’ll find here.
I write regularly about autism, homeschooling, parenting, other disabilities, and working from home.
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I’m Kaylene, and I am severely outnumbered by the kids in my house.
I am married to the love of my life, Chris, and we have five children.
Mr. C is 7, A-Man is 6, and Cap’n M is 4, Miss S is 2, and Sweet C is 5 months. Mr. C is gifted and currently completing fourth and fifth-grade curriculum in our homeschool.
A-Man and Cap’n M both have various disabilities, and we complete some preschool at tot-school activities with them as well as therapy activities.
You’ll regularly see posts here about our homeschooling journey.
We never planned to homeschool, but Mr. C was ready for kindergarten at 3 years old.
Then as we started learning about A-Man’s disabilities and the (lack of) resources available in our local schools, we just went with the flow!
Homeschooling has been such a blessing for our whole family, and I hope that it’s a blessing to your family as well!
Some of my most popular homeschooling posts can be found here:
- The Absolute Best Homeschool Planners
- 30+ Totally Simple and Fun Apple Activities for Kids
- 5 Simple Homeschool Tips to Actually Enjoy Teaching Your Kids
Over the last year and a half we have been on a journey to learning about the various special needs that my two youngest sons have.
To date we have found that A-Man has autism, dyspraxia, sensory processing disorder, and an expressive/receptive language delay. Cap’n M has a global developmental delay (with unknown causes) and severe sensory processing disorder.
I know how overwhelmed I was at the beginning of this journey, so I’m sharing our real-life stories, tips and tricks to help encourage other mamas facing disabilities.
Some of my popular special needs posts can be found here:
- 5 Simple Reasons it Seems Like Everyone is Autistic These Days
- 4 Super Simple Ways to Tell a Tantrum from a Sensory Meltdown
- Yes, I Say He’s Autistic, and Other Reasons I’m an Unpopular Autism Mama
Of course, I’m a parent, so I share about our day to day parenting lives.
My oldest is almost 8, so most of my tips and tricks are for young kiddos for now.
You can read about pregnancy, breastfeeding, and generally just surviving life outnumbered and overwhelmed by the kiddos in your house!
I also share about positive parenting and co-parenting, as we’re a blended family.
Some of my most popular parenting posts can be found here:
- The Best Baby Sleep Hack From a Mom of Four
- The Hardest Part About Having Four Kids
- Realistic Parent Date Nights
Working at Home
I am a work at home mom, and I really passionately believe that any mom who wants to stay home with her kids should have that option.
I share the different work at home opportunities that I’ve tried, what I’m currently doing, and tips and tricks for how to stay (mostly) sane while doing it!
Some of my most popular work at home posts can be found here:
- 7 Totally Non-Spammy Ways to Promote Your Direct Sales Business
- 3 Simple Reasons I’m Not Playing with my Kids Right Now
I’m so happy that you’re here reading the blog, but I’d love to connect with you wherever you like to hang out online!