TMC welcomes Cheryl, author of the blog Little Bit Quirky. Cheryl has been an avid Theta Mom supporter and has found some wonderful bloggy friends through this community. She blogs mostly about her triumphs and struggles through motherhood while raising a daughter with Asperger’s. Cheryl is very active in the autism community who also is a wonderful resource as she has so much valuable experiences to share. She’ll be the first to tell you that blogging is at times very therapeutic for her. Cheryl sort of “fell into” blogging and hasn’t stopped since. She’s a wonderful blogger that you need to get to know! Here is how she describes her blog in her own words:
“I am the mother of a beautiful six-year old girl with Asperger’s. While she has her challenging moments, she’s also incredibly brilliant and fun. I started the blog as a way to celebrate the quirks of these marvelous kids! I’m not always successful at keeping the tone of the blog upbeat. However, I do think I succeed most of the time! We’ve been truly blessed in that my daughter has been doing so well. She’s been doing well both academically and socially at school. While she will always have her challenges–particularly when things do not go her way–she’s been doing better at learning to cope when she gets frustrated.
Initially, I didn’t even intend to blog. I wanted to start a website where people could share the positive aspects of their children with autism. I was also hoping to have people share the service providers that they liked. My husband suggested that I also include a blog with this site. My reaction to this was, “Blech! I hate writing!” I quickly found that I wasn’t very adept at getting a forum site going. I had also seen the movie “Julie and Julia” and really loved the way Julie blogged about her cooking and life experiences. It really motivated me to start the blogging aspect of my site. This was back in February and I’m still only blogging. I’ve never pursued the rest of the website I had envisioned. I ended up loving to blog! I find it fun and therapeutic.
One of the biggest surprises to me was how social blogging was because of communities like Theta Mom! I thought bloggers were in their own little world, typing away. But a big part of blogging is reading and commenting on other people’s blogs. I’ve made a lot of friends in the blogging community that I hope to meet in the real world–such as at conferences–soon! Enjoy reading the blog and learning about our journey!”
*In order to be considered as a future Featured TMC Blogger, you must be a member and leave a comment on the blog of the current Feature Blogger. Have a fantastic weekend ladies!