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Thursday, November 14, 2013

"Autism's Video "Flash Back" Call to Santa Claus Video" :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's Favorite Holiday Mommy Time-Out Video: " Mommy, I want to CALL Santa Claus ?"

Happy Holidays!

This is probably my most favorite time of the year, so on that note I really wanted to share one of my "Favorite" S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom  Holiday Mommy Time-Out Videos. I found this Absolute Wonderful and Interactive Video Call to Santa app for your cell phone AND it will only cost you a one time cost of $1.99. Well worth it!
To download it to your cell today just click below where "Santa is on the Phone" to link to the Santa Video Call App.
      Note: There are MANY of these type of apps to choose from, so be sure this is the one you download :) This very cool Santa Video Call really came in handy for us especially when Dustin was getting off track with certain behaviors. A call to Santa always seems to get him in check and soooo excited about the holidays ahead :) So please join me for a Special Video Call to Santa.....It's my best kept secret now exposed to all of my special S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom friends :) BIG HUGS & Enjoy!

              (Click On Santa Claus to watch my Video )

Gathering @ The Autism Speaks Walk 2013' Video :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (NOV.) Mommy & ME Time-Out

Hello S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's!
              What a Fantastic day for this year's 2013' Autism Speaks Walk :) The temperature was wonderful and OMG! What a Tremendous turnout this year was! So many Teams supporting Autism ! Sorry if some of you were not able to join us, but there is always next year :) Until Then I hope you enjoy the video I just had to share with you !
                                                 (Click On the Interactive Picture)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"My V.C.R.is Broken. FIX IT! The REWARD Video: S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's Successful Follow Up of September's Online Mommy Time-Out Video

Hello S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms!
This is a Follow Up to my September's Online Mommy Time-Out Video: My V.C.R. is Broken. FIX IT!
 I just had to share some pictures of Dustin's well deserved Chuck e Cheese Party!
Dustin has really done well picking out dvd's to replace his old vhs tapes which he is even donating to sick kids without sometimes swapping them out with a dvd. Keeping in mind my primary goal and that is for him to "willingly" give his vhs tapes to sick kids in order to earn his Chuck e Cheese Token . So even when he on occasion brings me a tape to give to the sick kids , I still reward him with a token. It's been great to see so many of those tapes disappear :) I gave him his 1st Chuck e Cheese Party after he donated 40 vhs tapes. Once he got the idea, he was well, on a roll (LOL) I'm so very Proud of how well he has adjusted to this transition of VHS to DVD. What I thought was going to be extremely difficult has turned out to be effortless.Thank GOD! So I decided to share some wonderful pics with all of you in hopes that it will inspire you to try this with your special someone get through this new technology change. Good Luck and I truly hope this helps you like it has for us. BIG HUGS!
    (Click On the Picture to watch some Special Moments)

"The Zoo Boo Bash Pictures!" S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (October) Mommy Time-Out

Hello S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's!
         Thanks for coming back to see me :) What a wonderful time we had dressing up for Halloween and going to the Zoo Boo Bash AND McDonald's  for lunch afterwards. Sorry if we missed any of you. Maybe next year you can join us :) Until next time.....Enjoy the pics!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

"Uh Oh, My V.C.R. is Broken" FIX IT ! Video :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (SEPT.) 2013' Online Mommy Time-Out Video

(Strong Mothers Altering Autism's Reality Together)
"Mothers Coming Together To Think Outside The Box Of Autism Behaviors"

In this month's video I talk about how I  transitioned  our son with autism from VCR Tapes to DVDs. Something I'm sure is going to be  an issue with most of my S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom families living with autism because of the fading out of the VCR's. I think I  may have found a helpful solution for those of you  who may be going through those Video Tape "Melt-Downs" as we speak. I hope my idea will help you like it has Dustin  and  I.
 Until Next Time & Good Luck  Everyone!
 BIG HUGS from S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

                                    (Click On the Picture to watch the Video)                      

Sunday, September 8, 2013

"An Autism Animal Kingdom Video" :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (AUGUST) 2013' Online Mommy Time Out Bonus Video:"An Animal Kingdom Day is a S.M.A.A.R.T. Place to Play"

"Mothers Coming Together To Think Outside Of Autism Behaviors"

In this video I share my day at Animal Kingdom with other S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms who came to join me . What a wonderful time we all had, but not as much without you. I hope to see you next year so that you and your autistic loved one can remember what it is like to really enjoy a day at the theme park among fantastic friends who will always have your back :) Until then! BIG HUGS!

                                     (Click On The S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms Below)

" What Do You Mean He's 17?"Video :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (AUGUST) 2013' Online Mommy Time-Out Video

"Mothers Coming Together To Think Outside The Box Of Autism Behaviors"

Hello S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms!

In this video I'm  inviting  you to help celebrate our  autistic son's 17th birthday.
I wanted to  share with you some of things my  husband and I  have done out of the unconditional love we have for our son. I hope you enjoy the video like we did :) And HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dustin!
 Until next time; BIG HUGS!

                                  (Click On The Photo to Watch the Video)

"Autism & The 4th of July Video": S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (JULY) 2013 Online Mommy Time-Out Video: 4th Fireworks? OR Not.

S M A A R T Mom    (Strong Mothers Altering Autism's Reality Together)

"Mothers Coming Together To Think Outside The Box Of Autism Behaviors"

Happy 4th of July to all of my S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms out there!
This year my son didn't  do so well with the fireworks display, however,
I still encourage all of my moms to never give up and get discouraged. There's always next year to try again :) Even in spite of this, I did  tape our fireworks display for all of those moms out there who don't get the opportunity to view those beautiful colors in the sky. Big Hugs to all of you! Until next time! Take Care:)

                  (Click On The Fireworks to Watch the Video)

Introducing "AUTISM WELCOMED"Video: S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (JUNE) 2013' Online Mommy Time-Out


"Mothers Coming Together To Think Outside The Box Of Autism Behaviors"

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom this month and every month after is asking for YOUR Help.
To learn more about "Autism Welcomed" created By, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom
Be sure to watch this 10min video . This is not an organization, group, or charity.
This decal is simply a "symbol" expressing that YOU are there for families
living with autism and autism individuals on a day to day basis.

Have you Welcomed Autism Today?

                (Click On S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom to Watch the Video)
(Autism Welcomed Created/Established On September 07, 2013.)

"Autism & Heart Machine Talk Video" :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (MAY) 2013' Online Mommy Time-Out Video


"Mothers Coming Together To Think Outside The Box Of Autism Behaviors"

Welcome to this month's online video Mommy Time-Out. If there are any moms or dads out there who have an individual with a heart condition. This video may just be for you. I know this may not apply to everyone; but I really wanted to touch base with some of you that can relate with this video. Again, I hope this helps you like it has Dustin and I :)
Until Next Month.......BIG HUGS & Take Care :) S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Autism? "Ready, Set, Jump!" Video: S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (April) 2013' Online Mommy & Me Time-Out Video

Hello S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's !

Welcome Back & Thanks for joining me for April's Autism Awareness Mommy & Me Time-Out Video. I didn't intend on having a video this month because we are very involved in autism events the month of April. But, I had to after finding this very cool place for kids,teens, and even adults who LOVE to jump like our Dustin. It is very loud so if your autistic son/daughter are sensitive to loud music;I wouldn't advise you to bring them here just yet. I say that because Dustin when he was much younger couldn't handle a place like this without having a melt-down for sure. So please keep this in mind. It is on the other hand a wonderful place to come and engage in socializing with others, among other things. I hope to see some of you here for this months Mommy & Me Mommy Time-Out. Please got to www.awaythroughautism.com to find out when and what time we'll be there. Aren't you ready for some Jumping Fun?!
Until Then.....BIG HUGS & Take Care.

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"Autism & Another Self Hand Biting Alternative Video" :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (MARCH) 2013' Online Mommy Time-Out Video: The Tucker Cow Alternative

Hello S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms!

Thanks for coming back to watch this months video. Last October I talked to you about "The Tucker Cow Count-Down". Although this seem to help with Dustin from biting his hand; well I found an even better and more successful way to alter that behavior. I hope this will help you like it has us.

I know I said I wasn't going to have a video for my April Time-Out, but it is "AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH" in April; so please stay tune for my April's Online Mommy Time-Out Video. You don't want to miss it!
Until next time...BIG HUGS & Take Care!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Gathering @ Cracker Barrel Pictures in Clermont :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom Shares Pictures from her Mommy Time-Out for March 2013'

      Wow! What a Wonderful Mommy Time-Out :) It's always so nice to meet other moms out there walking in my shoes. I was so very happy to see Kandi again of "We Speak For Them" of Clermont.
She has been very supportive of S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom AND because she attended (3) of my Monthly Mommy Time-Outs she was given her "FREE" S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom shirt at todays gathering at the Clermont Cracker Barrel. Way to go Kandi!
        I also want to Thank my long time friend Dawn for supporting my videos and time-outs since I decided to create S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom (STRONG MOTHERS ALTERING AUTISM'S REALITY TOGETHER). She isn't living with autism, but has known my son since he was very small and well; she's been there when ever I needed her. Thanks again Dawn.
        It's days like today that I remind myself the reason I started S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom almost three years ago now (omg) yes, it's been that long already ;) I've found I have many followers in other states and even countries and I'm so grateful to have become a part of their lives; however, I am
so Thankful to come to  one of  my Mommy Time-Outs to be greeted by NEW Moms I've not had the opportunity to meet in person before and that is Always such a treat for me :) It was so nice to welcome my S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom : Rosmarie . She is the Founder of "Casa De Felicidad" her wonderful web site is: http://www.casadefelicidad.org/  , S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom : Ana. She is a mom I actually came across via email about a year ago. I've been unable to meet her until today & it was so worth the wait. What a sweetie she is :) , S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom : Dawn. She is the owner of "Autism Gear" her really cool web site is: http://www.autismgear.com/ . By the way, before even meeting Dawn, I had already been a customer at her site numerous times (small world); love her site and so glad I got to meet her. Lastly, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom : Linda. Kandi introduced her to me, but unfortunately, we didn't have too many moments to talk (it was a bit loud in Cracker Barrel), I hope to get the chance tomorrow at another event we were both invited to.
All in all, this was indeed a Fabulous Day for all of us I hope. So for those moms out there who would like to come to a Monthly Mommy Time-Out please keep up with my updated posts and please RSVP so I know who to look for. I was told today there was a concern if I would be found in Cracker Barrel; I just simply stated with a hat like mine....I don't think you'll miss me in a crowd (LOL) . I wear it to all of my Time-Outs  & Events so don't worry, you'll see me:) So Until Next Time, I hope you'll join me at the next gathering and remember, if you have a time-out place to suggest....please email it to me....I'll come to you :) BIG HUGS!

   Last Photo has ALL of  this Month's Mommy Time-Out S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms
  (Kandi, Dawn, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom Angela, Rosmarie, Ana, Dawn F,& Linda)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Autism, Laundry, & Folding Clothes Video": S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (FEB.) 2013 Online Mommy Time-Out

"Wash, Dry, & Fold......Everyday Life Skills

(Strong Mothers Altering Autism's Reality Together)
"Mothers Coming Together To Think Outside The Box Of Autism Behaviors"

In this month's Mommy Time-Out video I talk & show you one of the things I do my teenage son who has autism; how to help my son become independant by teaching him helpful every day lifeskills. I hope this will help others out there that are living in this roller coaster ride called Autism. I do have a Mommy Time-Out coming up this month if you can join me and other S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms as  well.
Look to the right of this site for more information. If you can't make this month's Mommy Time-Out please be sure to visit me again for next months online Mommy Time-Out :)
Until next month....
BIG HUGS from S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom & Take Care :)

("CLICK-ON" S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom to Watch the Video)


Monday, February 11, 2013

"Autism. Reflection of Moments Video" :Happy Valentines Day from S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom!


S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom (Strong Mothers Altering Autism's Reality Together)

Hello S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms!
        I wanted to share with all of you something from my heart. I thought it suitable considering we are in the month of February and we LOVE Valentines Day:)
In this video I  Reflect back on how creative our son  Dustin is. He is now 16yrs. old.Hard to believe.
I hope you will  be intrigued, captivated, and hopefully touched as well as Inspired after you watching this.
Life with Autism is a never ending roller coaster; but after watching this short video; life with autism will hopefully  be full of something more  than heartbreak.
Stay tuned for Fenruary's Online Mommy Time-Out which will be coming soon.
Until Then, BIG HUGS!

(Click On S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom)
To Watch the Video

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Warning! Things to hide from Autism >Video" :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's (Jan) 2013 Online Mommy Time-Out: "If I Knew Then What I Know Now"


This month I'm talking about "If I knew then what I know now".
Rather than  my typical videos regarding altering autism's behavior, this time I'm adding a bit of a  twist ;) Every Mom with a child, teen, or adult with autism has one of those days, and  S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom is certainly no different ;) S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom encourages moms like her to Really Try and React in a "Positive" way, rather than Stepping back and saying "O.M.G!" Regardless of what unexpected events take place ;) Until next Month... Take Care & BIG HUGS from S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom ;)

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

"Autism & Christmas Morning Video" :S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's 2012 Christmas Morning Videos

Happy Holidays to All of My S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms !


I hope you had a memorable Christmas. I know we did.Of course, the holidays are always more inviting if you are surrounded by family, unfortunately, most of our family does not live nearby. So in light of that, I am posting a two part video of Dustin on Christmas Day ;) I hope my S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom friends enjoy this as well. So without futher delay, Please "CLICK ON" the (2) Links  Below to watch Part 1 and Part 2 Christmas videos. Be sure to come back to Watch S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom's January Online Mommy Time-Out Video. I'm not going to tell you what the topic will be ; I thought I'd keep you curious :) So, are you? See You Soon!
Until Next Time.....BIG HUGS from our family to yours ;)

(PART 1 OF 1)

(PART 2 OF 2)