• Where are you Christmas?

    It’s the holiday season again. The time where we find the most perfect gifts for each other, bake and cook way too much food, and get to see the Christmas… Read More

  • Learning to Love Life with a Special Needs Child

    It was still dark out when my eyes opened. One child was still breathing quietly under the comforters, while another cozied up next to me suckling at my breast. There… Read More

  • My Son is Not Less

    The hardest parts of autism, of special needs, of disability, of parenting a child with significant and complex needs…Well, they aren’t the parts you would think. The practical parts of… Read More

  • At Least He’s Not Dying

    “My coworker says to me “Well at least he’s not dying.” She meant it with good intentions I’m sure. But it stung. I was in fact mourning the loss of… Read More

  • The Parts of Autism Only We See

    I’m writing this at 10 minutes to midnight. I’m lying in my bed with one arm trapped under my 16 kg, 3 year old son, his eyes have finally closed… Read More

  • Autism is Messy – The Cost of Independence

    In these two photos, the photo on the left is a photo of the chair cushion where our autistic kid sits for his meals. The picture doesn’t come remotely close… Read More

  • The Land of Grief

    I’ve scoured so many posts, blogs, and advice columns looking for moms like me. The moms who still struggle with the diagnosis. Moms who still wake up in the middle… Read More

  • Living With Self-Injurious Behaviors

    One thing I’ve learned as the mother to an autistic child, is that when your child has self-injurious behaviors, you’ll never be able to describe the feeling accurately. I’ve also… Read More

  • Will it Always Feel This Way?

    I’ve been crying a lot lately. The list of public places in which I’ve broken down is growing and I’m not sure if I should be glad I have the… Read More

  • Lost in the Woods

    This post was shared anonymously and is about all the children and families that struggle with the daily life of Autism, Special Needs, and Mental Health issues.  This is the… Read More

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