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...

Moms Plan, God Laughs

Yesterday morning should have been perfect. I had it all organized, down to the minute. I planned to get a walk-in blowout right after I dropped off the kids, to get myself prepped for shooting some video. It could actually work if we were on schedule. If we could...

The Key To Happiness For Special Needs Moms

I turned 50 this week. On Tuesday, to be specific. And I had THE BEST DAY! Why? Because I decided, as the self-caring, mentally-healthy mom that it has taken me YEARS to become, to give the day to myself. But let me give you some of the back story… After my son...