• A Gift I Will Never Take For Granted

    I will never get over the gift of communication. Something so many take for granted. My newly two year old just told me he had an owie on his foot.… Read More

  • Very Nice Boy

    Yesterday my son rode the bus for the first time to school. I was nervous. I thought about getting in my car and following but didn’t because I knew it… Read More

  • The First Ride

    Two weeks ago, this kid asked me to ride the bus. Sorta out of the blue. He verbalized it…’H-U-SSS.’ (B’s are hard for him.) He showed me busses on YouTube.… Read More

  • Victories At The Orchard

    Today was a big day for this kid and our family. We went to the Afton Apple Orchard. You know the kind with lots of noise and people and waiting and… Read More

  • We Are More

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

  • Thank You For You

    Sawyer, I am writing down the stories of you so that someday, when you are older, we can look back together at them.———Sawyer, your brother Cooper started at your school… Read More

  • Stronger Than Anxiety

    Happy Sunday from this kid. We’ve had an interesting day. He asked me for a train guide from 2007. I told him I’d do my best but reminded him that… Read More

  • ‘I Want To Look Out For Him’

    Someone once said to me…’siblings to children with disabilities are not special. And they shouldn’t be treated as such.’ I’ll tell you this…in all my years of sharing on social… Read More

  • What Brings Him Joy

    I think a lot about the things that make this kid happy. And bring him joy. Because for a lot of years, the list was pretty small. It’s gotten bigger… Read More

  • The Joy Of Boat Rides

    Today our family went for a boat ride. When we finally docked after being on the water for a few hours, a sweet older gentleman walked by, saw our three… Read More

  • Achieving Independence

    I believe in honesty, transparency, and reality. So, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared about providing lifelong care to my son. And there are times when… Read More

  • Parents: Celebrate The Moments

    To the mama whose baby isn’t starting school today. To the parent who is wondering if they should take the picture. And wondering if they should celebrate just another day.… Read More

  • Looking Differently At Life

    When my son’s autism was discovered six years ago, I wasn’t ready to think about the future. Nope. I focused solely on the present and helping him. And it wasn’t… Read More

  • Maybe I’m Doing This Right

    Today was a bear of a day. A no good, really bad day as the kids say. But there were highs too. My baby said ‘love you mama’ when I… Read More

  • Magic Forever

    Last night we brought our three boys to a green house to pick out pumpkins. Our middle son was very excited. He loves all things holidays. He also loves overdoing… Read More

  • The Brave Ones

    What is bravery? I’ve been thinking about that question lately. The definition is the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or… Read More

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