• The Things I Took for Granted

    There is this saying, and I’m sure most of you in the autism world have heard of it. Something to the effect that “special needs parents have a child in… Read More

  • I have the Challenging Kid

    I have the challenging kid. The one who doesn’t want to cooperate or participate with anything, unless there is something in it for him. Even then it’s hit or miss.… Read More

  • I can’t do it anymore…

    “I can’t do it anymore.” I’ve said this more times this last month that I’ve lost count. I’ve said it in my head. I’ve said it to my husband Adam,… Read More

  • To all the Superhero Dads — Thank You

    Adam, remember when Noah was born, and I gave you a gift. It was a “new daddy kit” and it had a parenting book – a humorous one of course.… Read More

  • Childhood is Not One Size Fits All

    “Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding he’s exactly the person he is supposed to be. And… Read More

  • My Kid is Not a Monster

    This piece was shared with me by Danielle of Story of Noahism. I read an awful story this morning and I’m sure some of you in this community have too.… Read More

  • Our Lives Look Different Than Most

    In the world of special needs parenting, the hard moments seem to be adding up the older my son gets. And they actually seem to be getting harder too, and… Read More

  • Tips for Holiday Survival

    This is a quick list of the things that I have learned as an autism mom to make the holidays a whole lot easier for our family. My son Noah… Read More

  • Thank You for Believing in My Son

    I chose a life of motherhood, but this motherhood chose me. A different one of sorts, a special needs one. And because of this, I have needed more help along… Read More

  • Friend, My World is Different

    Dear what could have been friend, And I say could have, but it’s not you, it’s me. Typical, right? But hear me out. I am generally a good person. And… Read More

  • I’m Not So Scared Anymore

    My dear little one, The last few days with you have been utter bliss. Maybe I am being overly dramatic, but at least that’s how it feels after some pretty… Read More

  • Our Days Are No Longer Lost

    For the first time, since as far as I can think back, I want time to slow down. I actually haven’t ever really felt this way. My whole life I’ve… Read More

  • To The Person Who Saved Me

    I want to take you back a year ago. To a different me. When it was a much darker time. Where I was the mom who is spending more days… Read More

  • Even Now, It’s Not Going Away

    Last week, my son Noah slightly hit himself in the face, and his head out of frustration. And do you like how I say slightly? I have to down play… Read More

  • Denying What Was Right in Front of Me

    I don’t really want to be writing this, because it’s not pretty. I’m somewhat ashamed of this moment, but it’s my truth. “Why can’t you just be normal??” This is… Read More

  • This is My Life

    Sometimes I still can’t believe that this is my life.  My son is the one in whatever the number is now.  I am that mom.  That is our family.  I… Read More

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