Category: Inspirational Posts



Do you know what it means to be in survival mode?

I’ve not spoken about this in a while because I have been so caught up in the struggle; it hadn’t occurred to me. During therapy tonight with the kids, our therapist mentioned that I’m in survival mode. I’m very familiar with survival mode but hadn’t actually thought about it in a long time. I think …

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Insight into my struggles as an #Autism parent

Being an Autism parent is incredibly challenging. If you’ve been following our journey, you have probably picked up on that message by now. I try to be open, honest, and transparent about that because spin won’t do anyone any good. 😉 I’m struggling a great deal lately. That makes an already challenging and complex situation …

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How do you help your child with #Autism navigate significant loss?

On Saturday morning, June 15th, my grandmother passed away at the age of 94. I’ve been really struggling with this loss for several reasons, but the loss isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s a part of life that we all will someday face, and it’s unavoidable. While this is a tragically, heartbreaking time for our …

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A Gentle Reminder: Don’t forget to focus on you

Gavin’s struggles continue to increase, as do my constant levels of stress and anxiety. While it’s not Gavin’s fault, the constants associated with managing his behaviors is quite taxing, and considering I’m only human, it’s essential I manage this stress the best I can. The reality is, being an Autism parent is among the toughest …

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How I deal with bad days like today

One of the things Autism parents have to frequently deal with is bad days. Good lord, I have plenty of those and I’m sure many of you can relate to that as well. If you can’t, please share your secrets to life because I could definitely use them. 😉 While I won’t go into my …

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The 800 Pound Gorilla

In this very brief, last-minute episode, I share my thoughts on Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign. I talk about how Autism Awareness month has lost its meaning and I give you some ideas on how you can help raise awareness in ways that make a difference in peoples lives. Autism Awareness Month should be about people and not money.