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The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 10 – February 2020

Hello Sunshine!!!  If you live in the metro area…. we went almost the whole month of January without seeing the sun!  Whew! So glad to know that it is still there!  AND that there are only 43 more days until spring!! Whoop! Whoop! Downhill stretch from here!  So…...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 9 – January 2020

Happy New Year to all! Have you made your new year’s resolutions? Or do you pick a word to live by for the year? I don’t really do either, but according to my December Islander, sounds like I made one for decluttering! So… I guess I’m going to stick to that one....

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 8 – December 2019

December is here and many of us are hustling and bustling to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. Add to that the overwhelming stress of dealing with your parents who are aging. Don’t forget about your family member or members who have autism. And what about some...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 7 – November 2019

November is here! Where did 2019 go? We’ve already had one family gathering and it was NOT the best we’ve ever had. How do you deal with the sensory challenges? It’s too loud! It’s too hot! It’s too squishy at this table! It’s too bright! I don’t like those kinds of...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 6 – October 2019

Can you believe that it is already October?  It seems like the school year just started yesterday.  But yet, in a few weeks, we will be seeing a break for MEA.  Although… I just learned recently that MEA is just for Minnesota?  Needless to say… MEA means at least 2...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 5 – September 2019

I can NOT believe…. That I have the next 4 hours to myself!!! Hmmm… what to do, what to do…. Now that school has officially started in our neck of the woods, it is amazing all the projects that need to get done. It’s like one part of me wants to jump in and do them...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 4 – August 2019

I read something the other day about summertime blues. Beating the summertime blues Published on June 18, 2019 Start and Tribune variety section. Yes I know… I’m a couple months behind! (Thanks to my mother in law for the clipping!)  Anxiety in the summer for kids.  I...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 3 – July 2019

Happy Belated 4th of July everyone!! I hope you enjoyed a parade or some fireworks or maybe just stayed home. Whatever works for you family, I hope that you were able to celebrate the freedoms we have. Wow this has been a crazy summer it seems like it has just started...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 2 – June 2019

Did anyone else wait until the LAST minute to register their kiddos for activities for the summer?  I even had someone reminding me! And I still didn’t get my son into the camps I wanted. (Wait - were they for me or him?)   Sigh… next year watch out, I am going to be...

The Islander S.O.S. Vol. 1 – May 2019

Hello! Welcome to the first edition of The Islander S.O.S. I met many of you at the AUSM Autism Convention. Whew… what a crazy few days huh? I don’t know about you, but I am still recovering! I want to take time again to introduce myself. And then I will share with...