• You’re a Champion

    Today I was going through some pictures from last year, and this memory came up of you the morning before your first race for the Special Olympics. Second place. That’s… Read More

  • Did They Know?

    Did they know? The way the people in our life all gradually fell away. Planned without us. We felt we no longer fit in. We watched as they hung out… Read More

  • To the Parent who Just Heard the Word Autism for the First Time

    People ask me all the time how I dealt with hearing that my son had Autism. Honestly, the effects Autism has had on me have nothing to do with him.… Read More

  • Shatter The Nevers

    Early this morning, my son, Finn grabbed a k-cup from our pantry. It was hazelnut…my favorite, the kind he has seen me make myself endless mornings as I drag my… Read More

  • My Perception of Gratitude has Changed

    Gratitude. Oh sweet boy how I have it for you, and in some ways, your autism. Not the parts where I see you struggle, because that is heartbreaking for any… Read More

  • Will My Child Beat the Odds?

    Trigger warning: Child loss Elope. To most, that word probably means a couple running off to get married. To an Autism parent… It means… To run. To slip away. To… Read More

  • Bird Set Free

    I used to feel trapped..like a bird in a cage. I couldn’t leave my home. I felt isolated from the world outside. I felt left behind from the life I… Read More

  • Fight For The Truth

    “Wait and see.” Sound familiar? Was that your experience? You hear it all the time. But should you? My opinion? No. If you feel it in your gut. If you… Read More

  • Do you Dream?

    When you sleep.. Do you dream my beautiful boy? At nearly six years old, I still don’t know. Autism took your voice years ago and has left me guessing. If… Read More

  • The Ramblings of a Sleep Deprived Mom

    Hey four a.m. Back again huh? Sorry…but I’m not here to welcome you with open arms. I’m still recovering from last night and all those years you wouldn’t leave me… Read More

  • Soon, You’ll Get Better

    “It will get better.” Words I hear on a daily basis. From loved ones. From other Autism parents. Ones that have more years in this journey than I do. The… Read More

  • This Time It’s Different

    You’re my third and last baby and you’re starting Kindergarten tomorrow. I’ve been through this before with your big sister, Lilliana… And then your big brother, Landon… But this time..it’s… Read More

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