December 2021

  • Communication can be so Beautiful

    A beautiful moment to share with you… This morning, when I came out of my bedroom, far earlier than I would have liked, I knew my Cooper was waiting on… Read More

  • We Always Come Home to Each Other

    Back when my son was diagnosed with autism, what now feels like a lifetime ago, I used to hyper fixate on certain things. Things I hoped he would do. Things… Read More

  • Different is Amazing

    Parent: I wish my autistic child could talk to me. Parent: I wish my child with autism could communicate with me. Parent: I wish I knew what my nonverbal child… Read More

  • Always Answer the Phone

    ‘Dad! Is everything alright?’ That’s what I said when ‘Dad Cell’ flashed on my phone this afternoon. I half expected it to be someone else. A relative. A nurse. Someone… Read More

  • He Taught Me How to Truly Listen

    A few days ago I was driving myself and my three sons home from my mom’s house in Wisconsin. We had just celebrated Christmas and my SUV was packed to… Read More

  • A Love that People Dream Of

    Last night, Sawyer had a tough time. He was overtired and overstimulated and the day just got too long for him. Christmas can be hard for little ones. When he… Read More

  • A Colorful Christmas

    When I share about my son’s autism’s, my hope is that I share the endearing parts with the world. The humor and the joy. The innocence and the determination. Because… Read More

  • The Best Thing About Christmas

    I can say with absolute certainty that the best thing about Christmas is the children. This morning, this one wandered in my room, ready to start his day. He gasped… Read More

  • Who Needs Words?

    I check on my three boys every single night before I go to bed. I make sure they are breathing and covered up and safe. I’m pretty sure every mom… Read More

  • Age is Just a Number

    As we age, our interests change. They evolve. They grow with us. But what if they don’t? What if they stay the same year after year? In the real world,… Read More

  • I Refused to Miss This

    Sometimes I miss things. Not on purpose by any means. I just have to make choices. When you have four kids, well there is a lot going on. Someone always… Read More

  • Focus on the Color

    I want to brag on this little boy for a minute. His dad and I just finished up his yearly assessment with the state. I know every country is different… Read More

  • I Have an Expert Leading Me Through

    I do not have autism. I am not autistic. But my son is. Being his mom in no way makes me expert. But I do my best. I try so… Read More

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