• Remember My Boy

    The next time you are stuck at the grocery store, irritated with the man at the front of the growing line because he keeps chatting with the clerk, think of… Read More

  • To the Mom of a Child with a Disability this Mother’s Day

    I am thinking about you today. I want you to know that everything you do matters. When you crawl into bed at night, aching from your temples to your toes,… Read More

  • I Wish I Could Feel Things the Way You Do

    I wish I could feel things the way you do, my sweet boy. I want to understand. I didn’t know sound could physically, deeply hurt until you showed me. I… Read More

  • Raising a Child With Autism; You Are Not Alone

    During the years surrounding my son’s autism diagnosis, I could barely say the word “autism” out loud.   I thought I would just break down every single time and, frankly,… Read More

  • Autism, Anxiety and Lost Time

    One of the most unreasonable, exhausting, and heartbreaking sides of autism is anxiety.  Sometimes it falls under the ever-broadening umbrella that is Autism Spectrum Disorders, and sometimes you face anxiety… Read More

  • Quarantine, Autism and Never Giving Up

    Oh, quarantine and autism. You have been a doozy. You would think we would have embraced this socially distant period like all the autism memes suggested at the beginning of… Read More

  • Conversations with a 4-year-old About her Brother’s Autism

    A few months ago, Charlie, my 4-year-old daughter, yelled from across the room, “Mommy, look!” Her older brother, who doesn’t tend to pay her much attention, was hugging her.  She… Read More

  • The Autism Merry-Go-Round

    Some days, it feels like we are climbing onto the exact same merry-go-round that we were on yesterday, and the day before that and the one before that.  The same… Read More

  • The Fear of Wandering

    Last night, I saw my sweet boy for the first time as a grown young man. My dream was so real. Until now, I really hadn’t been able to picture… Read More

  • The Balancing Act of this (Autism) Life

    It’s 9 a.m. and my toddlers are eating popsicles. They are content (even quiet?) in their car seats behind me as we drive to ABA therapy. We are going on… Read More

  • To the Special Needs Mom on Mother’s Day

    I am thinking about you today. I want you to know that everything you do matters. When you crawl into bed at night, aching from your temples to your toes,… Read More

  • Listen with your Heart

    Hearts have always been my son’s favorite shape. Because of his autism and limited verbal skills, in all of his five years on earth he hasn’t told me this, I… Read More

  • Living in the Present as an Autism Mom

    “Is he going to be like this forever?” My seven-year-old niece was quiet and hesitant with her inquiry. Her mom and dad have talked to her about my son’s autism… Read More

  • Our Tribe, I’m So Thankful For You

    While motherhood has certainly been my greatest adventure, the vulnerability in becoming a mom, and an autism mom, has been a substantial challenge for me. I found myself, for the… Read More

  • Life Changes

    Have you ever had that feeling, like your world just stopped turning?  Like you are standing still, but everyone around you is moving forward? So dramatic, I know, but this… Read More

  • Even On Your Worst Mom Day…

    Sometimes when I look at my son, it’s like he is not even there. The happy, sweet boy that we are learning to connect with is missing from behind his… Read More

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