January 2022

  • Safe Room, Premiering on Lifetime, Features Actually Autistic Actor, Nik Sanchez

    This Saturday, on the 15th, Lifetime will be premiering Safe Room, a thriller that centers on recently widowed Lila Jackson (Nicole Ari Parker) and her 14-year-old autistic son Ian (Nik… Read More

  • I Need More Time With You

    My son, Your birthday is in 8 days. You have been counting down since mid December. You love your birthday. And you love being older. So much so that you… Read More

  • To the People Who Live Outside Our World

    To people who live outside of our world: I have a favor to ask you. When you see that child screaming uncontrollably on the floor of the supermarket. Stop. Pause.… Read More

  • Choose the Light

    The comment read, ‘for some autism families, there is no light at the end of the tunnel.’ I thought about that comment all last night. And when my toddler woke… Read More

  • You Can Persevere in a Life Unplanned

    Once upon a time, over seven years ago, I conceived a little boy. I had an IUD. This was not the plan. That little boy was born, let’s call him… Read More

  • I Will Forever be Grateful for the Ways my Children have Changed Me

    When I think of our son Nixon, who is five, and our daughter, Nora who is almost three, I think of them as who they are as a whole and… Read More

  • The “Too Much” Kid

    See that little one on the right? He is 3 years old and he’s my ‘too much’ kid. Too much energy. Too much noise. Too much joy. Too much love.… Read More

  • We Pour Love Into Them

    This morning I was sitting on the couch drinking my coffee, soaking up some quiet time before my two littles woke up when my 3 year old came wandering in.… Read More

  • You Happily Went to School

    My son, This morning you happily went to school. That sentence right there. I felt the tears pooling in my eyes as I typed it just seconds ago. Happily. Went.… Read More

  • The Forever Dads

    I imagine it’s different for the dads. The dads like my husband. Last night I sat in the bleachers of a cold hockey rink watching my middle son play hockey.… Read More

  • Lean In

    Sometimes I will be sitting in my living room, or taking a shower, or driving in my car, and all of a sudden feel a crippling fear. It will come… Read More

  • Near but Far

    This morning we were running around getting three kids ready to leave the house. Back to school day! Cooper was the most excited. Up and dressed and ready to go… Read More

  • The Fight for a Special Needs Child

    The silent battle in raising a child with special needs. The fuel that makes our stomachs churn and our hearts break. We know our babies more than anyone else. We… Read More

  • Come Back to Me

    “Come back to me…come back to me…” I mutter as I hold my daughter who is once again slipping into the unknown. The only words that come to my mind… Read More

  • When You Hear Autism for the First Time

    Did you fear the word autism the first time you heard it in relation to your child? This morning, I was asked why I feared the word autism in the… Read More

  • A Story of Hope-Pre-order Forever Boy Today

    An excerpt from chapter 9 of Forever Boy: When the professionals first told me about autism, they described it to me as a spectrum. I immediately thought of a spectrum… Read More

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