Hearing stories from other moms can be so encouraging. My child had a public meltdown yesterday. I just had a conversation with his teacher about her IEP. I’m exhausted. My son meows too when he is unsure what else to say. (For reals, this happened to me. I was thrilled.) Marisa is a momma and a… Continue reading Broken Cookies Taste Just As Sweet
I know you’ve seen them. The studies that show over and over again that reading with our kids is a really, really big deal. It informs so much about them and their future success, not only in school, but life. And, if I am most honest, I have struggled – really, really struggled – with… Continue reading Reading Aloud In Our Home
I love celebrating a new year. There is something about a fresh start, a blank slate, a new beginning – it makes me feel hopeful. It makes me feel free to try new things and begin again. And, every single year, it makes me also feel a little bit crazy. Take last year – I… Continue reading Setting Realistic Goals For The New Year
The holidays have historically been a time of great stress for our family. It’s no wonder. Take an already emotionally and physically overloaded child, add a mom working around the clock to try and figure out ways to help him cope, plus a husband trying to help her, and a little brother clamoring for some… Continue reading Making The Holidays Less Stressful, One Gift At A Time
I had no idea when I started writing here, that so many of you would say, “Me too.” Isn’t that just the way of things? We think we are so alone, the only one. For me, nothing makes the load feel lighter than another momma sharing her experience and saying, “Me too.” This post was… Continue reading I Think My Child Has Autism; What Now?
Oh my goodness, yes! Today, I am re-blogging this post by Carrie Carrello, author of What Color is Monday (one of my all time favorite, mother’s heart and autism books!). We have been struggling with the timing and mechanics of ‘the talk’ as well (not the science – my son is fine with that – … Continue reading Puberty and Autism
I heard a friend say once that if it wasn’t for her children, she would be the best mom. Ha! and Yes! Too often I find myself thinking, “If he would only ______________.” If he would only stop melting down in public, then things would be easier. If he would only take a shower, then… Continue reading When Mommy Is The Problem