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Autism Army Mom

By Apr 13, 2011 January 26th, 2015 131 Comments

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Let’s give Lynn of Autism Army Mom a warm SITS welcome!  Lynn is an ungraceful, unhinged and unwilling draftee into the autism army.  I love that her header is so descriptive;  one knows exactly what to expect when visiting her blog.

Let’s get to know Lynn a little bit better!

How was your blog “born”?
I had actually started writing a memoir about life with my daughter, mostly covering the early years of her autism diagnosis. But I quickly found out that no one is interested in publishing a book by a nobody. Everyone suggested that I start a blog in order to connect with an audience of like-minded special needs (as well as non-special needs) parents.

In what ways is your blog different than every other blog?
When I first started blogging, I felt that the blogs out there were either humorous mommy blogs or kinda somber special needs blogs. I thought it could be unique to combine the two, and create a blog that was light-hearted and humorous in its approach towards special needs parenting. Trust me, no one needs a laugh more than a special needs parent!

Where do you see your blog in 5 years?
I hadn’t read that many blogs before I started writing my own, so I didn’t know that a lot of people “anonymize” them. My daughter was only 5 years old when I started, but in 5 years she’ll be nearly 12. I’m quite positive that I won’t have a non-anonymous blog out there about my pubescent special needs daughter. I expect that I will be blogging more anonymously and/or more generally about autism and less specifically about my daughter. For a multitude of reasons, nothing would please me more than my daughter coming to me and telling me to stop blogging about her!

I know everyone says the same thing, but in my case it’s so true…I love all of the people that I’ve met since I’ve been blogging. I could quite literally travel to any state in the union (and even a few other countries) and have a family that I would love to meet and spend time with!

Favorite Posts:
Top 10 Bad Ideas for a Blog Post: This list packs more of a punch than you might expect!
Audrey Unsupervised: A list of what Lynn thinks Audrey will spend her money on when she’s an adult.
The Adventures of Large Arse and Small Child:  All about pseudonym’s.  Hilarious.

About Alina Thomas

Alina is a Northern Virginia wedding photographer based out of Leesburg, VA. She has a passion for arts and design, and strives to express it through her work. She is creative at heart and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge in photography with other Virginia wedding photographers on her blog each week. Alina loves being a new mom to her first-born and spending time with her husband who helps her run her businesses. Please feel free to follow her on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+.

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