Friday, November 9, 2012

Tote Giveaway from "31 Gifts"!!

Divas With A Purpose, Dorinda's Diva Shoppe and a host of wonderful bloggers and entreprenerial divas are excited to bring you this great giveaway to officially kick-off the giving season here at Divas With A Purpose!
One lucky reader will win a pair of Thirty One Gifts Utility Totes - one large and one medium!  The medium utility totes are a new product introduced this month and can only be ordered through November 26th! 
This prize is sponsored by Michelle, an Independent Consultant with Thirty One Gifts and the diva behind Divas With A Purpose.
The utility totes are great organizational items and have tons of uses. Michelle's favorites - organizing toys and clothing in her children's rooms; the guest room as a welcome basket for out of town visitors; and a toy bin for each of her children.
These totes and the entire Thirty One Gifts product line are a great, and affordable, way to transport your products and advertise your business.
You can enter up until 12:01 AM, Saturday, November 17th.
 Good Luck and thanks for your support!
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Social Media & the Autism Mom

I know most of you have seen or heard something to the effect "I love my computer-My friends live in there". Some may think this unfortunate, to ONLY have friends in your computer....well not to me. You see I am an autism-mom, my life revolves around BOTH my kids. The "typical" one and the "not so typical" one.....we are also a home school family so we seem to always be together. So my "computer friends" are some of the closest friends I have.

The majority of my friends are autism moms too and they "understand" me. They understand the significance of Noah snapping his pants for the first time.....they understand what it's like to have an awesome dentist appointment for the 1st time (without the kicking and screaming!)......they understand and rejoice with me when Savannah & Noah are caught playing together!! My friends understand what the word "meltdown" means.

 As the parent of a child with autism by NO MEANS makes me an authority BUT as autism parents SOMETIMES we know more than the doctors & nurses who are seeing our kids. "Typical" parents don't get it. They can try to understand but in their mind Noah is 10 what's the big deal about snapping his pants, their kid did that at 4 years old. I have yet to encounter the support that I receive from my Facebook friends in the "typical world".

One of the first Facebook page I came across was Grape Jelly on Pizza and it stuck I loved the name and my list of autism page likes grew & grew & grew and is STILL GROWING! I am excited to read about other kids that have the same struggles as Noah but I especially love to rejoice with them when milestones are hit.

As parents of a child with autism we are truly BLESSED that we get to see the world through the eyes of our beautiful child there are SO many things that Noah has taught me & shown me that I would have missed without him!! Thank you God for giving me this exceptional child that will open the hearts of each person who is privileged enough to know him!!

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