September 2021

  • Vitamins to Help Fill the Nutritional Gaps of our Picky Eaters, Autism Included

    If you are a parent you know that many kids have food aversions and sensitivities. This is especially true for kids on the spectrum. And it’s so much more than… Read More

  • I am an Observer of Autism

    I saw something recently that said if you are not autistic you are merely an observer of autism. I absolutely believe this to be true. I do not know what… Read More

  • Focus on the Good

    I want to tell you one of the lessons I’ve learned that has helped me be a better parent to my autistic son Cooper. It’s pretty simple really. It’s understanding… Read More

  • The Beautiful Gift of Life

    We just had one of those great nights. One where you realize what a gift life is. We laughed and giggled on our walk. There was running and teasing and… Read More

  • The Secret to a Long Marriage

    I don’t know a lot about marriage. Even after 13 years I find it to be exasperating most of the time. It feels like work a lot. And I know… Read More

  • The Things I’ve Learned

    The Things I’ve Learned… When my son was first diagnosed with autism, and in the early years that followed, I tried really hard to fit in. Into the norm. I… Read More

  • Thank You for Ordering Forever Boy

    Now that the dust has settled on my book cover reveal, I want to say the sincerest thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of my book for preorder.… Read More

  • When the Silence feels too Loud

    I don’t get a lot of quiet moments in my life. I mean, I’m a mom of four so honestly it just doesn’t happen. My house feels alive most of… Read More

  • The Moments that Teach Me the Most

    My sweet boy had a tough time on our walk the other day. The beginning was great. The middle had its ups and downs. But we finished strong. Which is… Read More

  • This is What We Work For

    This morning I asked my son Cooper if he wanted four or five of something. And he responded with a happy sound and five fingers thrust high in the air.… Read More

  • Happy Birthday Jamie

    Happy birthday to my husband Jamie! So much to say. So little time because one kid is in the dog dish, one needs a snack, Cooper can’t find his iPad,… Read More

  • The Story of Us

    We have lots of new followers here! Welcome to our little corner of the internet. We are the dad (Jamie), the mom (Kate), and the littles. Cooper is 10. –… Read More

  • Car Rides and Autism

    What are car rides like for your family? For ours, I would say it’s the area where we have made the most improvement over the years. Back when Cooper was… Read More

  • My Bookends

    My bookends. My big and my little. 10 and 3 months. I’ll tell ya this much. They don’t pay too much attention to each other. Their worlds rarely intersect. But… Read More

  • Forever Boy is in the Top 100 on Amazon!

    I don’t know if it’s going to go away so I want to post this right now as I dance around my living room with my kids! #83! Forever Boy… Read More

  • My Message to Laura Clery

    My message to Laura Clery… Your son has just been diagnosed with autism. Maybe it came as a shock. Maybe not. Maybe like me you already had an idea that… Read More

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