• I Choose Gratefulness

    It’s interesting to know how much my attitude plays into this whole mothering thing. When my oldest was diagnosed with autism six years ago, my focus was him and him only.… Read More

  • Empowered Brain: Making a Difference for People on the Spectrum

    Often in this journey, I come across super cool stuff that can help kids and adults on the spectrum learn vital skills and the best part is sharing it with… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 6, Social Distancing

    I want to be crystal clear about something. Never once have I wondered what it would be like to spend 24 hours a day with my husband and beautiful children.… Read More

  • Autism and Anxiety

    I have the most amazing son. He is 9-years-old. Almost double digits. He loves dancing and holding hands and Steve Harvey. He loves climbing in my bed at 1 am… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 5, Social Distancing

    There are no rules during Corona. It seems we have entered into a reality where time doesn’t matter. Like a Las Vegas casino or the days in between Christmas and… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 4, Social Distancing

    Positives: I finished my laundry for the first time in nine years. All of it. Done. We are cleaning our basement and finding amazing treasures and crap. So, that’s great.… Read More

  • When The World Isn’t Quite Right

    I’m sitting here in my office (hiding), and thinking about how crazy the world is right now. In fact, I keep trying to explain to my children that this has… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 3, Social Distancing

    No one seems to be wearing pants anymore. One is in the hot tub at 8:30 am and is starting to resemble a Frat Boy. One is eating chocolate doughnuts.… Read More

  • My 10 Novel, and Not So Novel, Tips for SUCCESSFUL Self Distancing (survival)

    LOCK UP THE PANTRY: Yup, you read that right. If your children are anything like mine, they are always hungry. And on chaotic days with no real rhyme or reason,… Read More

  • Is My Son Happy?

    ‘Everyone has a different idea of what happiness looks like.’ Is my son happy? I think about that a lot. As do many parents of children who struggle to communicate.… Read More

  • Social Distancing With Autism

    I’m getting a tiny chuckle (with love of course) at the people panicking about social distancing. We have been social distancing for nine years. Not by choice of course. No… Read More

  • From Non-Verbal to Verbal

    I decided to take a much needed nap yesterday while my baby slept. You know that old saying…sleep when the baby sleeps? I was practicing that. For the first time… Read More

  • Never Give Up

    It’s funny how life seems to happen. And sometimes in the most bizarre ways. For nine years you social isolate, so much in fact, you almost forget how to socialize.… Read More

  • We’re On An Adventure

    I can’t tell you the last spontaneous thing we have done as a family. I reckon it’s been eight years. Trips and outings are planned meticulously to help our kiddo… Read More

  • Age is Just a Number

    Yesterday I was scrolling mindlessly through Instagram, as I usually do, when I saw a picture that stopped my finger mid-motion. It was a little girl I knew well. Her… Read More

  • Family Safety In The Car

    We used to not be able to safely ride in the car as a family. Let that sink in for a moment. We had to take two cars, Jamie and… Read More

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