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  • Finding Our Brave

    We’ve gotten pretty good at saying no over the past five years. Turning down things with friends. Things with family. Because sometimes autism is just too much. Sometimes the overstimulation… Read More

  • 3 Halloween Safety tips for Kids with Autism

    Picture it: It is October 31st. Your neighborhood is alive with the buzz of kids trick-or-treating from house-to-house. You are walking hand-in-hand with your child, who is looking cuter than… Read More

  • You are Welcome Here

    You are welcome here. I see so many posts online telling parents how to feel about their child’s diagnosis. Some tell them to only see the positive. To celebrate every… Read More

  • Some Days I Want More

    Some days I want more. Hi there. My name is Kate. I am a mother to four children. I share that because my life is full. Fuller than full. There… Read More

  • Finding the Silver Lining

    Today was not a good day. Yesterday or the the day before was not a good day. My faith is shrinking. My patience is thin. My heart heavy and sad.… Read More

  • Daddy, I’ve Been Watching You

    Today, while driving in the car, we heard these lyrics: “He said I’ve been watching you dad, ain’t that cool…I’m your buckaroo, I wanna be like you….And eat all my… Read More

  • You be You

    This kid. He has never played with a toy. At least not typically. It sounds funny to say out loud. Maybe almost unbelievable. But it’s important to remember that he… Read More

  • Dear Autism

    Dear Autism, I’m writing this because some days you’re challenging and hectic. I can’t stand to see my son in pain…the lights are too bright or the sounds are too… Read More

  • We are Just More

    You Must Be Sad… I’ve heard and read that phrase a few times over the past couple weeks. You must be sad your son rides the shorter bus… You must… Read More

  • Build a Life that Works for Your Family

    It may not get easier, and some things may not get better, but you have the power to create a world that works for your family. I wish someone would… Read More

  • I Will Give Him a Magical Life

    Last night something monumental happened in our little world. Our middle son Sawyer had a gaggle of friends over playing and as they ran from room to room, crashing and… Read More

  • I Wonder with Excitement

    When my son Cooper was first diagnosed with autism, and in the beginning years that followed, I’d spend a lot of time secretly wondering what our relationship would be like.… Read More

  • 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

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