Category: Inspirational Posts



How the kids having a rough morning can be viewed in a positive light by #Autism parents

The boys got off to school with relative ease. It’s important to understand the relative ease part means that all things considered, it could have been worse. Frankly, any morning we can walk away from in one piece is victory. I wanted to take a minute and help provide some… Read more »



Lighting the way for parents facing similar struggles

I’m really trying to keep up with writing. When I first started, almost 10 years ago, you could literally follow us along our journey because I wrote constantly. I don’t do that so much anymore but I’m trying to find a middle ground between exhaustion, helping others, my need to… Read more »



My wife and I separated 4 years ago today – we learned things the hard way but you don’t have to

October 14, 2014 was one of the hardest, most painful days of my life. It was the day my wife and I separated. During that time, life was unbelievably difficult for everyone, especially the kids. We very much made it a point to do right by the kids and make… Read more »



I know it can be depressing to read my #Autism parenting story but after you finish reading, I’ll still be living it

Being an Autism Parent is like riding the scariest wooden roller-coaster you can possibly imagine. There are often no brakes and that means you can’t get off the ride because it never stops. In many cases, the ride doesn’t stop until the day you die. I know it can often… Read more »



As an #Autism and #SpecialNeeds parent, I sometimes desperately need a sense of normalcy

Lizze and I might have the entire night to ourselves. I’m not sure what we’re going to do with our free time but I at least a tiny bit of walking will be part of it. I want to finish the month strong. Money is really tight and a huge… Read more »



I will be achieving a MAJOR goal today

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I’m really excited about today. I spoke yesterday about my current struggles with depression and anxiety. Sometimes I have good days and sometimes I have bad days. Today is a mixed bag for me but I’m going to focus on the positive. In a few minutes, I’m going to go… Read more »



It may not be pretty or graceful but we will survive

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Life is a never-ending series of tests and I’m currently being tested. As an Autism and Special Needs parent, I’m no stranger to challenge and have become accustomed to the daily struggle that many Autism and Special Needs parents face. Being accustomed to something shouldn’t be confused with becoming easier…. Read more »