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Monday, May 9, 2011

Balancing Autism and Finances

    Things in my world lately have been a little overwhelming, so I thought I would share a little bit of this with you in hopes also that you would share with me your thoughts on this subject.
     In my family right now we are really fighting to keep our head above water, the economy is really starting to kick our butts. The business we are in is a luxury, we both are hairstylists so when it comes to cutbacks in a family's budget we are one of the first ones people cut back on., so I figured since I am on the internet so much any how, I would try to supplement our income at the same time, not going so well. I refuse to give up because my son needs this, if our ship sinks so does his. Doing hair for a living was perfect before because I could schedule my customers around my son's therapies and school. I have applied for jobs but I can't seem to get one that I can work around my son, I don't want to get a job where his schedule is all out of wack and stressful for him, he his doing so well I just can't take the chance of him regressing, this is not an option.We are also down to being a one car family which makes things even more complicated.
     I am feeling very overwhelmed right now, so I guess what I am asking for is help. I really need some advice from all of you, my head is spinning on what I can do, but  I still am without an answer , could you help me figure this out? Any advice is so welcomed, maybe if I see it written in words it will all make sense.
                                                                          Thank you, Teena and Brandon


  1. Sorry to hear this. I know ow good it feels to spend some time at my hairstylists and often wish I could do it more often just for the 'shampoo', so relaxing. I always feel so much better when I leave the shop! We need to do that for ourselves more. have you ever thought of going out to your customers; those who are at home and can't come to you, maybe they are not well, nursing homes, etc? Sending good thoughts that something great will happen soon.

  2. Thank you so much Jean, I do go to some peoples homes when they are unable to come to the salon,I've been doing hair for 26yrs and have never seen it this bad.I'm trying everything I can think of short of begging LOL :)