Category: Inspirational Posts

We don’t have to be perfect parents and that’s good, especially for me

While talking with a new friend of mine recently, I was reminded of something I’ve lost sight of in recent months and perhaps even recent years. We were discussing selfcare and the possibility of working together on something for Autism Awareness Month this year. We were coming at this from slightly different perspectives but I …

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A simple act of kindness towards a fellow #Autism parent

I was at the grocery store today with my kids. Walmart to be exact and the kids were doing pretty well. I was a little frustrated with them but truthfully, that’s more on me and less than them. We were at the register, unloading the massive amount of groceries so they could be scanned and …

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A little overcompensation here and a little overcompensation there

So I’ve been avoiding talking about specifically what caused my marriage to implode and that’s not going to change. Truthfully, there’s a great deal I still don’t understand myself and probably never will. Having said that, I do feel that it’s fair and even important to speak about what I’m personally experiencing as a single …

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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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