Autistic Teenpreneur Small Business

This blog is going to be a little different than my previous blogs. I’m going to be doing a short “interview” with Peyton  in this blog . He’s the star of this blog… And when I say star I mean the star!

First let me give you a little background. Peyton graduated from high school in June of this year. He did extremely well his senior year of high school, his dad and I were very proud of him.

We sat down with him, asked him what he wanted to do this year. We wanted him to be comfortable in whatever he did. We discussed several options.

I knew he wanted to do something with computers… He’s very fascinated with coding, and has taken some amazing coding classes. He wants to learn how to do apps, as well. However; what he wanted to really do with that skill set was really awesome to me.

Rather than me tell you… Here is my short “interview” with Peyton,  you can see it in his words!

1. If you could do anything, what would it be?

Be a Teenpreneur! 

I wanted  to start an online business for teens and adults, who feel like outsiders.

2. What do  you mean by outsiders?

People who don’t feel like they fit in, people who have autism, anxiety, GAD, ADHD, down syndrome and other special needs.

3. What are your goals for Team Awesomism? 

I wanted it  to be a supportive community. Where people can go find friends and support, but most of all where we connect and help each other when we’re going through rough times. The one thing you won’t find in our community is bullies. We won’t tolerate bullies

4.  What was your favorite part about building the website?

That I got to design it the way I wanted, and I learned a lot by actually doing it. I also really like that it talks about the community I’m trying to build.

5.  What do you want people to really know about Team Awesomism?

That it’s a Supportive Community! That we have all kinds of member benefits. We have a private Twitter account where only members can connect, a really awesome Flipboard magazine where your blogs, pictures, write ups and so much more will be highlighted and put out to the world! I’m really excited about the Flipboard  magazine because over 140 million people read Flipboard!

I want people to know that we are a supportive community that will be there when you go through rough times. That we will have all kinds of cool videos and other learning items to help people find their comfort zone’s and/ or help them with their comfort zones.

We are going to have experts like professional fisherman teach you how to fish better, and so so much more, I don’t want to give away too many secrets or people won’t join ha ha!

We decided to only charge the price of a cup of coffee …well maybe 2 cups, but isn’t that worth it to be a part of a supportive community?

Thanks Peyton!  I know how passionate he is about making this community work! And I as his mother and just as passionate to help him make it work.

We’d love your support! Check us out at and if you’re not ready to become a member yet please feel free to sign up for free email list so we can keep in contact now and then. We promise we won’t overload your email box.

As always, thanks for reading her blog and all your support! And Go Team Awesomism https://teamawesomism.com/

 

 

Easy Chicken Salad on Naan Bread

Living in Texas it gets really hot… And sometimes I just like a really nice cold salad… And I love a salad on a great piece of Naan bread. I made this recipe one night when I was really in the mood for  chicken salad and Naan Bread! So I threw this together with items I had in the pantry and refrigerator.. it was quick,easy and super delicious.

It’s great for lunch and or dinner, it’s perfect for days that you don’t have a lot of time, but want something semi-healthy, and really flavorful! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

•You can either use one can of 12.5 oz chunk chicken or Pan fry a chicken breast, cut up into chunks. I love using extra lean chunk chicken from the can.

•1/3 cup chopped red onion

•1/3 cup Reduced sugar Craisins

•1 small tomato chopped in small cubes

•1/3 cup skim mozzarella shredded cheese

•3 heaping Tablespoons of olive oil mayonnaise

•1Tablespoon of lowfat Italian dressing

•Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Mix all the above ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Cover bowl with lid and put in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours to chill.

Serve on fresh Naan bread. This recipe makes enough for four chicken salad Naan bread servings.

I love serving fresh peaches on the side with this… And a little bit of cinnamon to the peaches, and you have a perfect meal!

As always, thanks for reading our blog and we hope you enjoy the recipe, please feel free to share! All the normal exemptions etc. apply such as watch for food allergies, make sure your food is fresh etc.!

Please check out our latest project https://teamawesomism.com/we are going to have a lot of recipes, cooking tips, cooking videos and more in our membership newsletter TeamAwesomism

 

It’s Launch Day!

I’m sorry I’ve been so absent lately! I haven’t been putting out very many blogs… But I promise I have a very good reason.

Today Peyton and I are launching Team  Awesomism! We are super excited about this new project that we have started. It’s been months in the works… And a few delays in launching but we finally are ready! Yay!

I think one of the things I am proudest of is, when I started this blog a few years ago… My goal was not only to raise autism acceptance….. but to actually work to help turn autism into Awesomism….  I feel that Team Awesomism  is going to help further that goal.

One of the things that I love best about this project, is that is a joint project of mine and Peyton’s. I’m so proud of Peyton. He not only has helped me develop the project… But he did the website himself!

Peyton and I tossed around several ideas before we came up with the idea of Team Awesomism. We wanted to start a community to build each other up,and help each other. Our community is for those with anxiety, stress, autism, ADHD etc. etc. it’s a community designed to help others find their strengths, happy places, comfort zones etc. We are community where you are supported and accepted.

Team Awesomism is a bully Freezone… I say it all the time on social media… I’ve written blogs about it…but I wanted to  make even a stronger statement….,I’m on my last nerve with bullies!!!! Physical bullies, as well as verbal and mental bullies. We’ve become a society where if you don’t agree with someone, and /or you are “different” it’s acceptable to bully and name calling. 🤦‍♀️

This is unacceptable in every facet, but especially to those with special needs and those who suffer with stress and anxiety issues. Rather than just talk about it,because too often bullies refuse to see themselves as bullies… We decided to create a community to help others.

Team Awesomism isn’t just about being anti-bullying in fact it’s more about finding that happy place, comfort zone etc. so that you can deal with the negative things that are thrown at you!

This community is about actions, not just words. It’s about building together, helping each other, supporting each other and most of all being there for each other. We will be sharing each other’s strengths, and helping each other find their strengths and make them even stronger!

We’re all in this journey of life… At the same time, maybe not the same places… That’s the beauty of the Internet. We don’t have to be physically by each other, to be emotionally and mentally together.

I will be continuing my Awesomismmom blog, it will have some changes.. which will be coming at the end of September. Awesomismmom will be more about our journey as a family… Then just mine and Peyton’s journey!  Watch for the relaunch of AwesomismMom at the end of September!! 🎉

In the meantime please check out our new project Team Awesomism!! Take some time look around our website read our blog… And most of all please help us spread the word! Thank you so much for reading my blog and for all your support! https://teamawesomism.com/

 

Easy English Muffin Pizza

Peyton absolutely loves pizza… He likes just about any kind of pizza. His favorite pizzas are the ones his dad makes. So when he is out on the oil rig, it’s a little difficult for me to make pizza anywhere near as good as his.

His dad will make some pizzas and freezes them so he can have them when he’s  gone. Needless to say he always wants to eat the pizza right away! 🙂

So I tried to come up with an idea so that he’ll like and still get some sort of pizza… I used to make these all the time for his older siblings when they were young. I decided to teach Peyton how to make them.

I know a lot of people make these, But I know with me… Sometimes I’m so busy I forget simple solutions to big things. By having Peyton be able to make these himself, it helps both of us out and allows him to create his own pizza.

It’s teaching him a life skill, as well as allowing me some extra time, because he’s making them himself. This way he can also decide what he wants to put on it.

His favorite one is with an English muffin, two slices of tomato, six pieces of pepperoni, skim mozzarella cheese…garlic and Italian seasoning… Sometimes he adds onions. *

We toast the English muffin lately. Then put a slice of tomato on each side. Top that with some skim mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning with garlic. We then put that under the broiler for two minutes on high. Take it out… And three pieces of pepperoni to each side… Put a little bit more cheese on top of that, and back under the broiler for a minute and a half. **

This is great for lunch with a bowl of soup or you can make a couple of them.

Ingredients needed:

English muffin

Two slices of fresh tomato

Half a cup of skim mozzarella cheese shredded

Six pieces of pepperoni

Season to taste

*As with all Recipes… check for food allergies and use caution when using broiler.

**Cheese May be really hot use caution

Enjoy and as always thanks for reading our blogs and watch for Team Awesomism launch on September 15!

Peyton’s fruit smoothie recipe

Peyton  loves Smoothies, which I’m really happy that he does. Mark got him in the habit of having a smoothie. Mark and I used to make the smoothies, but I encouraged Peyton into learning how to  make his own.

Before we go any further with this recipe I want to make a disclaimer… This smoothie has ingredients  in it that people may not like or may not be able to tolerate due to food allergies. Please check all the ingredients before starting! There are a couple of surprise ingredients at the end… Which can be added as extras or left out.

First time Peyton made this smoothie I wasn’t sure how it was going to taste. I really thought he was just putting everything in that he liked, but didn’t necessarily go together. I’m proud to say I was wrong. I love the taste of it,

Peyton makes this smoothie recipe in the morning, and has it with an egg. It contains oats, fresh fruits… He varies the types of fruit he puts in it depending on the season and what types we buy. It also has Yogurt, fruit juice,Manuka honey, cinnamon,

He uses a blender to make sure that everything is blended well. It’s actually quite an easy recipe, if you want the oats to be softer you can soak them For an hour or so before you put them in the smoothie. Rolled oats work best, but quick oats can be used.

1/4 Cup of oats

1 cup of blackberries

1 cup of yogurt (Peyton uses peach)

1 cup of sliced strawberries

1 large ripe banana

1teaspoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of Manuka Honey

1/2 cup of juice .. Peyton uses peach juice from peaches

*here are two extras he adds but PLEASE check for food allergies…

1 Teaspoon of  peanut butter

1 Teaspoon of crushed almonds that he soaks in the oats

Mix everything together in a blender… Peyton adds a cup of ice as well to make it really nice and cold.

Enjoy!!  Hope you enjoy this awesome smoothie as much as Peyton and I do! As always, thanks for reading my blog. Don’t forget Team Awesomism  is launching on September 15!!