June 2021

  • Beyond Measure

    Like so many special needs parents, I’ve spent countless hours filling out paperwork and rating scales about my child. I know all too well what it feels like to anxiously… Read More

  • Dear Moms Who are Trying to Keep it Together

    One of the hardest things about being a mom is holding it together when all you want to do is breakdown and cry.  I see you out in public fighting… Read More

  • A Letter to Parents on Diagnosis Day

    Maybe you’re just hearing the news that your child is on the autism spectrum. Or that they might be. Maybe you’re in the process of having your child evaluated. Or… Read More

  • A Boy Who is Doing His Best

    This beautiful boy is nonverbal. He has severe autism and a handful of other diagnoses as well. He jumps, flaps and twirls when he’s excited. He lays down on the… Read More

  • How Visual Schedules Overcome the Challenge of Change

    Many people argue that change is important for growth. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t hard. Throw in having autism, and we’re in a whole new ball park.  For… Read More

  • Better Full Than Empty

    We are slowly, gingerly, timidly, starting to venture out as a family of six. We are cautious though. See, our oldest needs two of us to help him be successful.… Read More

  • Just See Him

    People ask me all the time how they can help. Kind people. Loving people. Strangers. Friends. Family. People on this page. I speak about that out of control feeling that… Read More

  • Pictures in My Mind

    When you become a parent, and probably even before, you imagine your child’s life. You imagine your own. You have this picture in your head of what it will look… Read More

  • I Loved You Before I Even Knew You

    On December 9th at approximately 3:42 pm on a Wednesday, you came onto this earth. And since then, my life has ever changed. You might wonder why I’m only writing… Read More

  • A Beautiful Night for Baseball

    It was a beautiful night for some baseball! Week number two and I’m still blown away by this kid’s progress. Batting, fielding, base running, hugging, and giving high fives. All… Read More

  • Five Things to Offer a Special Needs Mom Who’s Struggling

    You see the posts, you hear the stories, but you don’t always know how to help….. You don’t have a child with special needs, but your friend or a family… Read More

  • Harbor’s New Bike

    As parents, we want to remember everything. Especially the adorable and funny. So here goes… A few days ago we bought our two year old a balance bike from Strider… Read More

  • Happy Father’s Day Jamie

    Happy Father’s Day to this guy. I’m sure he will second my statement of…’four kids? How did this happen?’ And yet here we are. Four weeks into an adventure like… Read More

  • Ask About Anxiety

    My sweet boy, This morning we had some alone time. You peeked around the staircase at 5 am and when you saw me open one eye you smiled and waved.… Read More

  • Home From Grandma’s

    Cooper adores going to his grandparent’s house. He can hardly wait to get there and typically gives me a quick wave when it’s time for me to go. He likes… Read More

  • My Greatest Gift to This World

    My Son, I’ve been awake a lot the last 3 weeks and that has given me a lot of time to think. You wouldn’t believe the clarity that comes at… Read More

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