• Thinking in ‘Nevers’

    When my son was diagnosed with autism six years ago, I began to think in nevers. Now as a typically very positive person, it felt strange. It felt unlike me.… Read More

  • Caring For Brother

    Tonight we took a boat ride. Sawyer brought two friends. A brother and sister who are very much a part of our family. The big kids, Cooper included, all wanted… Read More

  • Celebrating Victories

    I used to not be good at celebrating victories. I was so hyper-focused on everything my son had to learn that I lived in this crazy place where I kept… Read More

  • Balancing Work and Parenthood

    Last night this little peanut snuck down the stairs after he was supposed to be sleeping. He peeked his head around the staircase and said, ‘mama, when are you going… Read More

  • In the Search For Sleep

    We chase sleep this kid and I. One of us loves it. The other one not so much. Although he never misses an afternoon nap with his seven blankets and… Read More

  • Balance and Progress

    We just went for a family walk plus two. Cooper knew there was a train magazine waiting for him at the mailbox so even though it was not ideal walking,… Read More

  • Balancing Two Different Worlds

    Tomorrow is the 4th of July. A fun, typically outdoor, social, loud, hot holiday. It’s also a holiday that can be very challenging for families like mine. And put a… Read More

  • 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

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