• I Hear You, I See You, You Are Strong

    I hear you. I see you.  During the pandemic my son with Autism has really regressed. Oppositional Defiance Disorder has come to live in our home and it in itself,… Read More

  • Autism as a Full Time Single Mom

    My five year old son has autism. I am currently a full time single mom, who used to be a part time dog mom, and that about sums up my… Read More

  • Let Me Be A Fly On The Wall

    I often catch myself thinking, if only I was a fly on the wall. I’ve uttered those words to your therapists after they share the celebrated moments of your morning.… Read More

  • Our Dream Home

    We moved this past spring. My husband and I found the perfect place.  Five acres, off the road, down a long winding lane lined with trees, no neighbors, surrounded by… Read More

  • I’m Afraid your Daughter will Endanger Us

    I absolutely loved my oldest daughter’s kindergarten teacher – I really felt like we were partners in helping my daughter.  But, not a day went by that I didn’t get… Read More

  • The Things I Don’t Say

    Our 5 yr old won an award at school. He goes to a public school and is in a special needs room. The school was having a breakfast today to celebrate… Read More

  • Autism Saved My Son’s Life

    I first met my son when he was 11.  It was in a group session I had been invited to as a teacher because I would be getting the kids… Read More

  • What I Don’t Say

    Autism is complex with many different angles and moving parts…as are those on the spectrum.  All uniquely beautiful in their own way.  My husband and I had a tough conversation… Read More

  • I Found My Voice This Year

    It’s time for New Years Resolutions. I made mine mid year somehow and didn’t even know it. For years I tried to help my son find his voice and in… Read More

  • Feeling Blue at Christmas

    I started decorating in November and finished shopping the first week of December.  I was so excited for this year because my little dude finally understands Christmas.  For the first… Read More

  • A Daughter’s Letter to her Mother

    Dear Mom, I see you. I just want you to know that I see you. I see everything you do for my sister and acknowledge everything I don’t see. I… Read More

  • Hello 3 AM, We Meet Again

    Hello 3 am. We meet again. I can’t remember the last time I slept fully and peacefully without seeing you and getting stuck here in these lonely early hours, while… Read More

  • I’m Sorry You’re Missing This

    I’m sitting here, basically in shock. Shock of the ignorance of people, wondering if it ever has an end.  I’ll start by saying that I love my job (well, loved).… Read More

  • At Least She’s Healthy

    When your son was diagnosed with cancer my daughter had long been diagnosed with autism.  They were in the two’s together and every day my little girl showed up with… Read More

  • I’m Living his Life Now

    As I start my fourth year as an Autism parent, I’m finding that my relationships with others are changing. I have worked so hard the last three years to make… Read More

  • I am so Thankful for my Cheer Squad

    Special needs parenting is rough. I’m not gonna sugar coat it anymore. It is the single most hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. The first two years were… Read More

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