From the diary of a tired, emotional special-needs Mom.

As it goes with these ugly truth posts, I wrote this in an emotional fever. Not even going back to edit it. And then it sat in my drafts, me too scared to hit “Publish”, too scared to really share the emotions that go with this gig. Me going back and rereading it over and over again- can I share this? Can I put myself out there? And then I always get that nagging thought- “You are not alone. There’s so many families out there in this same exact position. 1 in freaking 45 families according to the newest data. Other people need to know they are not alone too. That’s why you started blogging.” So here it is. Straight from my diary.

7 Steps to Defuse a Terrible, No-Good Autism Day

Today was a terrible, no-good autism day. I had my emotional breakdown this morning so I’m not going to relive it and write about it.  Plus, I’ve done that before. But, I did leave work early to be home with my boy, as he did not seem to be in a place to be able […]

How a teal pumpkin could change trick-or-treating for some kids!

At our home, among our beautifully hand-carved pumpkins, you will find a teal pumpkin.  Why a teal pumpkin? Last year, the group Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) started the Teal Pumpkin Project, as a way to let families know when a home is offering allergen-free treats. It’s not something you would really think about […]

See Amazing in all Children: Sesame Street’s New Initiative

Today the online autism world blew up with the news of the launch of Sesame Street’s newest program: Sesame Street & Autism: See Amazing In All Children. Why is this so exciting? Because Sesame Street is taking it upon themselves to introduce autism and differences to our youngest population.  They’re teaching children from the cradle, […]

Ten ways to fill your own cup

Last night, on my facebook page I shared an image that read: “You can’t pour from an empty cup.  Take care of yourself first.” How many times have you been told that, in some form or another, as a special needs parents?  Probably countless of times.  It sounds so good and so true but I […]

When it is Time for a Change

Over time, the consistency of my posts have waned.  Not because I don’t love to write or that I don’t have a gazillion things that would make great blog posts. The more my children grow, the more I’ve had doubts about posting about them particularly as it pertains to the areas in their lives that […]