The holiday season can be a mix of emotions for children with autism. Parents and loved ones of those with special needs must be aware that the holiday hustle and bustle can be a sensory overload and overwhelming experience for little ones living with autism. The holiday season is filled with the beautiful allure of twinkling… Continue reading The Holidays In Her Eyes : Understanding Autism Within The Hustle And Bustle
Many us see pristine family photos online of happy families. Those images don't accurately depict what may be going on behind the scenes. Those images don't accurately depict what many of us have experienced growing up or what we may be experiencing within our families at this given time. We may find ourselves within moments… Continue reading Family Tests
My son and I had a discussion on the difference between being happy and having joy. I often say the phrase, "Out of the mouths of babes", in reference to the amazing things that children speak into existence . Children can say the most intriguing in thought provoking words to describe life. They use their creative… Continue reading Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: How My Son Broke Down The Meaning Of Joy
We've all had those days where things simply put us in a big funk. It reminds me of the author Judith Viorst's children's book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. For some reason our hair didn't come out right despite our prep efforts. The children seem to be on level… Continue reading The Survival Guide For When Moms Have A Bad Day
I've held a job pretty much since my teenage years. I knew though like most mothers who take a pause for a length of time to focus more on family that going back to work full-time was going to be a big adjustment. I made the decision to leave the workforce after the… Continue reading The Big Transition: Back To Work Mom!
In truth many of us have been there where we initially connected with someone in the hopes of establishing a true friendship that ended badly. This seems to be very common amongst women. The friendship chemistry seemed instantaneous as if our hearts shouted,"Where have you been all my life?"Later, we find ourselves disappointed in… Continue reading The Red Flags Of Heartbreaking Friendships
It was the last week of camp for my morning class for which I taught music and movement. I wanted to do something special for my morning large group class of diverse ages. They were always so enthusiastically willing to participate in whatever I taught them. I decided to give them a little certificate… Continue reading Awarded From The Start