Are You Stressed Out? An Interview With Trudy Scott

Are you stressed out? If you’re a woman, and if you’re a mom, and for sure if you are an Autism Mom—the answer is probably yes! And, if you don’t have much time for self-care—which few of us moms do—you may be experiencing some challenging symptoms....

Respecting My Child = Mommy Self-Care!

I had an amazing experience of self-care today. And it all happened because I chose to respect my son! How did respect for my child translate into mommy self-care? Find out in my latest...

The Most Incredible Moment

Sometimes a single moment changes your entire life. For me, that moment came when my son, Ben, for the first time ever, chose to connect with me. At the time, he was five years old, with an autism diagnosis. That moment was the beginning of a revolution in my life. To...

BONUS: Book Tour Video!

When my book, UNLOCKED: A Family Emerging from the Shadows of Autism (Skyhorse Press 2015), was published, I toured around the United States doing public readings. One reading took place at an elegant home in Washington, D.C., where I shared an excerpt from the book...

My #1 Strategy For Staying The Course

In parenting a child with autism, it’s really easy to beat the sh** out of myself on a regular basis. I spent years doing that, not realizing that I was sapping my energy with negativity, and not seeing how hard I was working, how much love I was giving, and how...

How I Conquered Wonder Woman Syndrome

I spent years of my life suffering as a result of my self-imposed Wonder Woman Syndrome: I had to be perfect at everything, especially parenting. To find out how I conquered Wonder Woman Syndrome—and how I continue to combat it at different times—check out...

The Power Of Hope—A Thanksgiving Message

For families affected by autism, each year brings countless blessings, along with endless challenges. This year, despite many events that many feel call the very idea of hope into question, I personally feel that there are more reasons than ever to feel hope for our...

I Know You Don’t Want To Talk About This, But…

When my son was diagnosed with autism at age 5, I was in so much pain that I just disconnected from myself. I knew I had some anger, but what I didn’t realize was just how angry I was that my son had autism. Then I started hanging around with some autism moms who were...

Do You Judge Yourself?

I do. I wish I didn’t, but I do. As an autism mom, in my own mind, I was never enough, never enough, never enough. But you know what? I judge myself a lot less than I used to.  I’m learning about acceptance, and like any other muscle, spiritual or...

[Autism Moms] Are You Stuck?

I was… Until I found my way out. I had a great conversation with my son’s teacher this week. She knows our story, where we started and where we are now, and she celebrated me and my efforts. Our conversation made me realize something awesome that I want to share...