Everyone needs a purpose

Posted by theothersideofnormal on March 29, 2016 in autism, coping skills, family |

  Welcome to all our new followers and friends! As our original followers can tell, I’ve taken a slight writing sabbatical these past couple of years.  I’ve focused more on social media and building our audience.  I’ve also started on book #2, coming out hopefully in the next year or so. I’ll admit it – […]

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Tony’s Bestman #1 Speech

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 8, 2016 in autism, family |

        Autism Breakthrough Moment!! There are moments in life that take your breath away, and this was surely one of them. Our Tony wrote a surprise speech for his Bestman toast at his big brother’s wedding this past weekend. He was Bestman #1 and his younger brother was Bestman #2 (at least […]

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Posted by theothersideofnormal on December 17, 2014 in autism, coping skills |

    As Tony and I sat down to do our holiday card this year, I realized just how much traditions mean to him.  I let him do the card on his own last year (hense, the blurry picture), so I thought I’d at least check his work this year.  He carefully chose a picture of […]

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Release day is here and I need your help!

Posted by theothersideofnormal on October 22, 2013 in autism |

  Today’s the day — the official release day of The Other Side of Normal – A look into our normal world with autism What does that mean? It simply means that our book is now available to order in bookstores or from internet sites like barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. It most likely won’t be displayed […]

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In Search of my Zen

Posted by theothersideofnormal on October 2, 2013 in autism, coping skills |

  Fall is in the air here in Minnesota, and it’s absolutely spectacular!  Living in a houseful of men, our lives have been revolving around football – football – and football. My youngest plays for our local high school team and you can find us on the field every Friday night.  Even Tony gets into […]

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Thank you!

Posted by theothersideofnormal on September 6, 2013 in autism, coping skills |

  The response to our book has been amazing.  I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the kinds emails, Facebook posts, tweets, reposts, notes, cards and phone calls.  I am truly overwhelmed. We have reached Australia and Europe before reaching our official release date! What started me on this […]

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The Metro Friendship Foundation Event was a success!

Posted by theothersideofnormal on May 10, 2013 in autism |

      METRO FRIENDSHIP FOUNDATION RAISES $52,000 FOR AUTISM SCHOLARSHIPS   MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2013 – More than $52,000 in donations were collected Sunday evening at the Fifth Annual Metro Friendship Foundation Ice Breaker Social Scholarship Benefit for Autism.  The event, hosted at the Bayview Event Center in Excelsior, attracted more than 200 adults […]

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day

Posted by theothersideofnormal on April 2, 2013 in autism |

Wear blue for autism awareness today!         Join us as we Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Day 2013! Each April 2nd, individuals, businesses, and organizations “Light It Up Blue” to help raise autism awareness and honor those with the disorder. This year blue lights will be around the world from the […]

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You Might Be An Autism Parent If…

Posted by theothersideofnormal on March 13, 2013 in autism, coping skills |

          I’m not sure if any of you guys have checked out the Twitter hashtag #youmightbeanautismparentif…  but I highly suggest to do so. I discovered it a little while ago and find it quite addicting.  It’s a safe space for parents to post our child’s “quirks” to the community.  By favoriting or […]

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