The first time I heard the word autism actually said out loud, in reference to my son, he was three and a half. His sweet teacher at the little Monetssori pre-school down the street, said he might need to be evaluated for it. “He is already reading, without you or I teaching him a thing.… Continue reading When I Was Afraid of Autism
1. A lack of sleep makes everything seem worse than it actually is. 2. It is possible for one person to talk for four hours straight about snakes, or aquariums, or cats. Trust me. 3. People can be really, really mean. 4. People can be really, really kind. 5. Just when I think I can’t… Continue reading 20 Things I Have Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism
A sweet, overwhelmed momma sent me a message this week. She had just received an autism diagnosis for both of her twin boys. She already has them in speech therapy and occupational therapy. She has already been doing everything she can to try to help her sons, without really knowing why. She already knew, prior… Continue reading My Child Has Just Been Diagnosed With Autism: Where do I start?
There are a few moments in my life that cannot be undone. The ones that stick with me, stand out…the ones that no matter how much time passes, I can still remember vividly, what I wore, her voice, what he looked like, how I felt. There are a handful of these moments that I carry… Continue reading Moment By Moment – This Is How We Live
The radio in my car hasn’t worked in years. My son had a massive meltdown on the side of the road one day and broke the car antenna. (He also dented the bumper, scratched the paint, and drew the attention of a suspicious police officer driving by as he tried to punch me the face.… Continue reading Can You Hear The Hope? – A podcast about parenting and autism
It has been a rough few weeks around here. Understatement. Let me try again – It has been an overwhelming, scary, frustrating, and stressful few weeks around here. I have been depressed, angry, desperate, and defeated – all within the span of one afternoon. My son has been in bed almost exclusively for two months,… Continue reading When Doctors Don’t Have The Answer
After several, difficult weeks we have finally received a partial diagnosis about my son’s chronic pain. This has left me with more information about how to help him, and more questions about what comes next. The next few weeks will be pretty quiet around here, as I pursue my first and always most important, God… Continue reading Remember Not The Former Things
I ran into a friend the other day that I hadn’t seen in years. She knew us before. She had absolutely no idea what our life looks these days, had no idea about my son’s diagnosis or any of the realities associated with it – she had no idea at all. She told a sweet… Continue reading There Is So Much I Don’t Know