Autism Watch: 2007

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Honestly, sort of discouraged by the giveaway results.

I tweeted, I blogged, I social media’d it to death and got a lot of new followers on the blog and Twitter, but to be in the giveaway, you needed to post TO the blog entry. I tried to be realllly clear about it in the instructions so I’m not sure what happened.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m super-excited about new followers and I’m not going to take it personally 😉 — but comments would have been really cool! Now I can only award one prize to the one person who commented!

On a good note, I will hold another giveaway with the other copy of the book, once I’ve had a week or so to figure out how to do it more successfully. The books (The Autism Revolution, by Dr. Martha Herbert) were supplied to me by Harvard Health Books and I want to do them right. If you are dealing with autism, from Asperger’s to severe autism, this book is illuminating and worth the read.

Stay tuned, I’ll announce that next week, and in the meantime, back to blogging about autism. (And maybe a brief blog about how plantar fasciitis is negatively impacting my fitness, my patience AND my wallet! Begone, PF, you are cramping my style…literally!)

If you entered the book giveaway, remember you need to respond to my blog post to enter — if you followed my blog AND/OR followed me on Twitter (autismwatch2007) you need to respond to that post to let me know that too! (Options 2 & 3 in the giveaway directions)

Winners will be chosen from those who post to that entry.   http://bit.ly/KSXgwV   I got a whole bunch of new followers in the last couple of days (sweeeeet!) but if you’re following for the giveaway, respond to the giveaway post so you can be included, thanks!!

 

Lately I shared with you how much I enjoyed the new book, The Autism Revolution, by Dr. Martha Herbert. This book is truly a whole-body approach on helping your child, in layman’s terms, with resources and realistic recommendations. If I had my way, every doctor, therapist or teacher would read this and use it to help their patients and parents. It is *that* good.

Courtesy of Harvard Health Publications and Dr. Martha Herbert, I have two copies of it to give away!

To win the book giveaway, you can do one (or more!) of the following three things — each thing counts as one entry, max of 3 per person.

1) Respond to this entry with a brief answer to the following question: what area are you working on with your child? (Such as: anger issues, verbal skills, potty-training, eating problems, stomach pain, behavioral, etc…)

2) Follow me on Twitter (@autismwatch2007) and come back and respond here to let me know your Twitter name and that you’re following me.

3) Follow my blog and post to let me know that you did!

Thanks for playing! 😉  (And this book is so worth the time it takes to enter!)

I’ll close out this giveaway on  Sunday, May 20 at 9pm EST and randomly choose two winners. I’ll then email you for your mailing info, so keep an eye on your mail. (I’ll also announce the winners here!)

Get ready for a book giveaway! Check back over the next couple of days for details on how you can win your own copy of “The Autism Revolution,” by Martha Herbert, courtesy of Harvard Health Publications! (I’m giving away two copies!!)

(I’m away at the moment but will be getting this up on my blog and my Twitter as soon as I’m back fully — and safely, major storms going on right now — on my laptop.)

Look for me on Twitter at Autismwatch2007 and come back to enter in the giveaway!

When I’m not being a mom to my kids, one of them of course being BB (the cutest little boy in the world who just happens to have autism), working or doing some other mother/wife/house-related chore, I am in my kitchen. (Okay, I do make jewelry and scrapbook, but not nearly as often as I’d like.) I love to bake and cook, and I’m taking photography classes on the side so a favorite website of mine is The Pioneer Woman. She not only shares the best recipes on her Tasty Kitchen page, but she is just an entertaining read, and I always come away from her site feeling like I’ve been given a window onto a life I’ll never experience and probably would fall in love. Well, most of it, some of the ranching stuff is over my head.

Anyway, she’s got this fantastic giveaway going on (again) and you can read about it here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/special-offers/2010/11/name-your-favorite-holiday-recipes-and-enter-to-win-a-printer/ Or, because I’m nice this way, click here: The Pioneer Woman/HP Printer Giveaway.

My favorite recipe of hers — right now, at least, as there are so many, new and old, that I change frequently as I try new things — is the Dulce de Leche coffee. I was making the dulce de leche homemade until I found it in Walmart of all places the other day. I think I did a little skip, I’d been looking forever, and I couldn’t even find it in California before I moved here to the good ole south, where awesome food ingredients and fancy equipment is harder to find. That was yesterday, and while I had no time to make any last night, it is on the menu for this evening.

Try it out yourself, you will LOVE it. Dulce de Leche Coffee. You can thank me later. Even us autism moms, or maybe especially us autism moms, need to take a little break for ourselves and enjoy a treat, which this most definitely is. (My abs couldn’t take it if I did it too often!)

 


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