The name OneLoCoMommy doesn’t imply that I’m crazy (though some days…). I live in Loudoun County, VA, commonly referred to as “LoCo” (much like Northern VA is “NoVa”). I am a transplant from PA – a proud product of the fine Central Pennsylvanian school system. Don’t hold it against me.
I have a husband (“Husband”), a son (“Mayor Bee” or “B”) and a daughter (“Mayita” or “M”).
My son is now five and is the true purpose (much as I will go off tangent sometimes) of this blog. He was diagnosed first with a speech delay before he was two, then on the autism spectrum (PDD-NOS) in June 2010. He also has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). He is more hypo-sensitive to touch and movement and sensory seeks when possible. However, in true fashion, not every SPD kid is the same. He is also hypersensitive to noise and visual input.
We are also close to an ADHD diagnosis as well. ADHD was added our arsenal in 2012.
“The Divine Miss M”/”Mayita” was born in Spring 2011. After trying so long to have Mayor Bee (we won the Battle of Infertility after almost 2 years), little Miss M just decided to be a very welcome surprise. Even so early in her life, I can already tell that they are worlds apart. She enjoys music, Mickey Mouse, anything soft, and giggling at Mayor Bee’s antics.
Recently we said goodbye to our “first” child, Jackpot. He was our rescue bully/terrier mix that can be best characterized as a Jack Russell on steroids. He was such a treasured part of our family and his absence is felt every single day.
When I’m trying not to be addicted to social media (ahem), I love, not in any particular order: reading, beer, football, music, beach, margaritas, friends, spa treatments and Zumba. So, friend, if you have a Super Bowl party with a beach theme, serving margaritas and beer, great music, and have a massage therapist on site, I’m there. Forget reading.