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  • Saying “Yes” to Help Doesn’t Make You Weak

    Let’s see if this sounds familiar to any of you. A few months ago I was at the vet with my two dogs and two kids. As I sat there… Read More

  • The Calm to Their Chaos

    Life has slowed down over here. We are so used to running to and from, in and out. But we don’t mind. Because we have a baby to hold and… Read More

  • He Grew up Overnight

    My toddler aged years overnight. He was tiny when I left. A little boy when I came home. I keep studying him, stealing kisses and hugs, trying to stop time.… Read More

  • A Life Without Words

    Six years ago, a therapist tough loved me. My son had recently been diagnosed with autism. On paper he was what they call nonverbal. There are lots of ways to… Read More

  • A Family of Six

    Well, we survived our first day and night as a family of six! Some things were as we expected. Some were a surprise. Sawyer is an amazing big brother and… Read More

  • Welcome to the World Wynter Margaret Swenson

    Jamie and I are so excited to introduce to you all…Wynter ‘Wynnie’ Margaret Swenson. She was born yesterday, midday, and is the most perfect addition to our family. I cannot… Read More

  • Three Extraordinary Boys

    I just saw something on Facebook that said I’m not supposed to say my autistic son is resilient or brave or strong. I’m not supposed to say his siblings are… Read More

  • Overcoming Stomach and Gut Issues in Kids

    A while back I shared a product that really, truly, helped my son with his tummy problems. It’s called HyFiber for Kids and we buy it on Amazon. I shared… Read More

  • Her Successes Matter Too

    It’s that time of year again, graduation.  As I scroll through Facebook, I see post after post of adoring parents boasting the accomplishments of their children: Grade Point Average, college… Read More

  • A Parent’s Connection Beyond Words

    “Hey best buddy, do you want to play ball with L and I?” Andy asked, as Leo whizzed by, plopping himself firmly on the grass, contagious giggles roaring from deep… Read More

  • To The Friend Who Gets It

    A friend reminds you of your worth.  She knows when you’ve had the max you can take and knows that you can’t go out for a drink, so she comes… Read More

  • How I See Myself Now

    Would you believe I didn’t look at my own wedding photos until years after the big day? My husband and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary this week and I… Read More

  • To the Parents Who Blame Themselves

    When I was first born I was everything you had waited for, I was the dream you had both been holding onto for so long. I came when you needed… Read More

  • Watching His World Open Up

    People ask me all the time about my son’s first signs of autism. For some children, it’s textbook. A quick google search returns a lack of or loss of words,… Read More

  • Perfect Night

    Tonight was one of those perfect nights. Beautiful weather. Sunshine. Heat. To get this baby out we went to the park. Our park. The one we’ve been going to since… Read More

  • I’ll Hold Your Hand

    This adorable onesie came home in Cooper’s backpack earlier this week. I can’t even tell you how thankful I am that his teacher made it with him for us. And… Read More

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