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...