Motherhood · Parenting · The Explosive Child

Why Is My Child So Explosive?

When my son kicked the windshield, I didn’t think it would break. I was wrong. Apparently, the force of losing all rational thought and ability was enough to crack it from end to end. He was crying, flailing and screaming at me. “I can’t do it. Mommmmeeeeeeeee. I can’t.  I can’t go in.” We were… Continue reading Why Is My Child So Explosive?

Autism · Sensory Processing Disorder · Survival Mode

Top 10 Tips For Sensory Kids and Their Parents

Please do not get me started. I just read another article, with another ‘expert’ stating that sensory processing disorder isn’t a real thing. I can’t even. If you are a mom of a child with sensory processing disorder, you knew it far before anyone ever suggested there might be an actual medical term for it. … Continue reading Top 10 Tips For Sensory Kids and Their Parents

Autism · Parenting · Survival Mode

What Has Surprised Me Most Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

I have been thinking a lot lately, about the day we received my son’s autism diagnosis. The anniversary was August 1st. I don’t celebrate the date. I don’t mourn the date. But I do note it, every year. I am amazed at how far we have come. Daily, out of control meltdowns have become infrequent… Continue reading What Has Surprised Me Most Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

Autism · Dyslexia · Family · Homeschooling · Parenting

When Worksheets Don’t Work – Simple Homeschool

I have often said that discussing homeschooling publicly is more terrifying to me than spilling my guts about my children, my marriage, my faith, or any other topic. And I know exactly why… I used to be extremely opposed/judgy/uninformed/militantly against it. (I was once so rude and condescending to a homeschooling mom at the park… Continue reading When Worksheets Don’t Work – Simple Homeschool

Autism · Brothers · Marriage · Sensory Processing Disorder

How Do We Do This?

It has been so humbling to hear from so many of you the past few weeks. Comments on the blog and Facebook page, private messages filled with tears and hope, email after email – please know, I am blessed by every single one. There is something about hearing the soothing words of another who “gets… Continue reading How Do We Do This?

Autism · Grace · Marriage · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

My Son’s Autism Diagnosis: One Year Later

I can’t believe it was a year ago. August 1st. This time last year. I remember every single detail. The pad of paper I was holding, trying to see through tears and write down notes. What shoes I wore (they were red and sassy – an attempt to feel super bold that morning of the… Continue reading My Son’s Autism Diagnosis: One Year Later

Autism · Family · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Executive Function: An Everyday Look

“I’m bored.” When my son says it, he is pleading. He is not complaining. I remember my own mom saying, “If you are bored then you can go and clean the kitchen,” signifying the end of saying “I’m bored,” for the 11-year-old me. Not so much for my boy. I have shared a lot about… Continue reading Executive Function: An Everyday Look