A love letter to my fellow autism mom.

The love language for a special needs parent to feel seen, accepted, and understood is as simple as a head nod, and a “me too” on a zoom call or a quick chat on the phone. Or maybe even in the grocery store where your child is having a hard time. If you’ve ever beenContinue reading “A love letter to my fellow autism mom.”

A letter to the struggling autism mom.

Mama, I see you, and I feel your heartache. I understand that every single day is a back and forth balance of finding the joy and grieving the life you thought your child would have. Your days are now filled with therapy appointments, IEP meetings, arguments with insurance and sleep deprivation. You are now leadingContinue reading “A letter to the struggling autism mom.”

The gift of time

My word for 2020 is time. This photo popped up in my memories this morning and I think back to when I said “I wish time would stand still”. Well, this year it did. We had moments where we were thankful for the slow down and appreciated the time together, time we wouldn’t have hadContinue reading “The gift of time”

We are building his community

Today I had a talk with Jackson’s pap, he told me about a gift that was waiting for Jackson at his house from a friend of his. They both love trains. One of my favorite parts of this journey is that when people who follow along see trains, they immediately think of Jackson. When IContinue reading “We are building his community”

My love for him, and my love for the holidays

My love for him and my love for the holidays had to be kept separate before this year. My sister and I could hardly sleep on Christmas Eve, we would cuddle up together in our matching pajamas but we were always too excited to sleep. We would wake before the sun, “sneak” down the stepsContinue reading “My love for him, and my love for the holidays”

Mama, you are not alone.

Mama, you are not alone. I have lost sleep too, and I don’t have all the answers. I also don’t have a crystal ball with what this back to school season will look like. My special needs kiddo also can’t wear a mask, and he can’t communicate when he’s feeling sick. He still puts thingsContinue reading “Mama, you are not alone.”

Mother’s Day for a special needs mama

Mother’s Day for a special needs mom does not look like everyone else’s day…..I am spending my Mother’s Day redirecting behaviors that are furiously present this week. I’m not saying this as negative, I’m saying it because it’s true, and I’m recognizing the hard. I try to share the good more than the bad, butContinue reading “Mother’s Day for a special needs mama”