Autism · Sensory Processing Disorder

Learning To Embrace God’s Design For My Children

He really, really wanted to see that stinky flower. For months, he had walked by the “titan arum” at the gardens and told me all about it. How it’s like a once in a lifetime thing to actually see it bloom, how rare of an experience it would be, how it actually smells like rotting… Continue reading Learning To Embrace God’s Design For My Children

Autism · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Eating Issues and Sensory Processing Disorder: An All Day Long Affair

“I think I could eat pumpkin pie,” he said tentatively. It was 9:30 PM. He should’ve been on his way to bed. I should’ve been on my way to bed (my eyes already felt like I needed to hold them open with toothpicks and my legs were heavy…way heavy, begging me to just lie down… Continue reading Eating Issues and Sensory Processing Disorder: An All Day Long Affair

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How We Stopped Fighting Every Month Over Money

I could see the tension in his face as soon as I said it – “We should go over the budget tonight.” It happened every single month. I would try to figure out a way to bring up the subject of our family’s finances, and my sweet and typically chatty husband would immediately withdraw. I… Continue reading How We Stopped Fighting Every Month Over Money

Autism · Family · Guest Post · Parenting

Parenting A Child With Aspergers/HF Autism: An Inside Look

What if you could ask someone who has and grew up with Aspergers, someone who knows how it is to walk in our kids’ shoes (or crocs, whatevs), what it is really like? What if that person was also a momma to a child with Aspergers/HFA, so you could ask her about how she parents,… Continue reading Parenting A Child With Aspergers/HF Autism: An Inside Look

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Two Sons, One Autism Diagnosis: Parenting Across the Spectrum

We spend a lot of time with my oldest son, Sourdough, around here. We spend a lot of time talking – trying to help him calm down, help him socially navigate tough situations, discussing his topic of interest. We spend a lot of time worrying – if he can handle tomorrow’s play date with the… Continue reading Two Sons, One Autism Diagnosis: Parenting Across the Spectrum

Autism · Dyslexia · Parenting

Dear Son, You Are Not A Mistake

Because this momma’s letter to her son is beautiful. Because it echos the words I want my sons to hear. Because Jesus doesn’t make mistakes. (This post originally appeared on AngieWarren.com, and is being shared here with her gracious permission.) Dear son, My beautiful boy, with the eyes of your daddy and a heart like… Continue reading Dear Son, You Are Not A Mistake

Autism · Grace · Parenting · Redemption

Traumatic Stress and Autism Mommas

I recently read a study that found moms that have children with autism, have also been shown to have stress levels similar to combat soldiers. (I know, very encouraging way to begin this right???) I have been thinking a lot about it. I often feel a level of stress that I cannot describe, and so… Continue reading Traumatic Stress and Autism Mommas

Autism · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Frequently Asked Questions of an Aspergers Momma

Since I began writing openly about our family and specifically my eldest son’s diagnosis, I find myself being asked the same questions, over and over again. In an effort to proactively provide information, and possibly infuse a little humor into what can be awkward moments, I have composed the following – Frequently Asked Questions of… Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions of an Aspergers Momma