• Silence and Sunshine

    My son, This morning was one of those great mornings. You and I, sitting side-by-side, taking in the morning in our own familiar way. You on the couch surrounded by… Read More

  • The Third Child

    There is just something about the third child. I hear they rule the roost usually. And are often little stinkers. Both true for this one. Right now he’s two years… Read More

  • He Waits for Me

    For the last few weeks, I have been spending a lot of my time driving back and forth to visit my dad in the hospital. And it’s no short trip.… Read More

  • Tearing Down the Walls

    I read a quote a while back that told older moms to be the friend they needed when they were younger. I think about it often in relation to my… Read More

  • Baby Shower

    When I look at these photos from my baby shower I see so many amazing things. I see a group of women brought together by a little boy who has… Read More

  • With Goally, The Goal is Independence

    When my son was diagnosed with autism at age three, I will admit I didn’t know a lot about it. I was told a lot of things of course and… Read More

  • It Could have Been the Last Time

    See that voicemail from my dad? I just saw that it was there. I didn’t know until a few minutes ago. I find as my kids get older, and use… Read More

  • Our Kids are More Than Their Hard Moments

    I had the absolute honor of sitting down and chatting with an amazing adult advocate last week to talk about her diagnosis, her challenges growing up, and her successes in… Read More

  • The Transition from Child to Caregiver

    I spent the last few days in the hospital with my dad. He is 79. When we are young we think our parents are invincible. We never pause to think… Read More

  • Our Family Has Come so Far

    One of the things I am practicing lately is reflection. Specifically, reflecting on how much has changed over the years. And how far our family has come. See that boy… Read More

  • I Don’t Let the Hard Moments Steal My Joy Anymore

    Back when I was new to mothering, and new to autism, and also new to challenges outside of my control, I would spend a lot of time wondering and worrying.… Read More

  • This is Acceptance

    Let me tell you about a boy I know…His name is Cooper. Today, we had a party in our front yard and we celebrated him. We had ice cream and… Read More

  • On Our 10th World Autism Day, We Celebrate

    Today is World Autism Day. This is our 10th one. As my son has gotten older, the meaning of the day has morphed for me. It used to be about… Read More

  • Our Hopes and Dreams for Acceptance

    This morning I sat my three boys down…well, a few of us sat down and a few of us played Paw Patrol and negotiated a train ride this weekend….and chatted… Read More

  • Climbing Mountains

    A few years ago, I posted on this page, trying to be funny of course, about the challenges of putting leggings on a wiggly semi wet child who had just… Read More

  • The Questions They Ask Me

    The Questions They Ask Me…See these two boys? They are almost exactly 2 years apart. Cooper is 10 and Sawyer is 8. They are like night and day when it… Read More

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