I didn't step out on my motherhood journey to be a special needs parent, but I will say that being a special needs mother has been a true testament of tenacity in experience. I'm an autism mom, and I am also a mom of multiple children with specific learning disabilities along with a child on… Continue reading Encouragement For Special Needs Moms
I do my best to stay positive in being able to adapt through unpredictable circumstances in managing my family. The onset of living through a pandemic took the world by storm including me as a mom. I'm able to keep my four kiddos upbeat, structured, entertained, and I went through great lengths to ensure they were… Continue reading Juggling Motherhood Through COVID: My Personal Journey
It's not a week that goes by as a mother when I don't hear one of my children mutter the words " That's not fair." My students will openly share with their classmates, and they will share whole group in class about situations that they deem as unfair passionately with fellow peers nodding in agreement.… Continue reading Trusting God When Life Seems Unfair
Our twin daughters may have a slight difference in appearance due to being fraternal, but they've never allowed any of their differences to separate them in connecting close as sisters. One of the best lessons we've learned as a family in communicating effectively with our autistic daughter, Paris is through observation of the relationship she… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper : A Sibling Connection Beyond Autism
It's essential for parents of autistic children to connect with other parents with similar stories who can be of support, a listening ear without judgement, and be of encouragement. I found that in meeting Cre Stokes, who is a fellow autism mom. She was inspired by a photo shoot with her daughter Harmony to organize… Continue reading Defying The Odds Of Autism with Cre Stokes
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… Continue reading The Holidays In Her Eyes : Understanding Autism Within The Hustle And Bustle
Caregivers face the responsibility to dutifully care for loved ones living with chronic illnesses, deteriorating health, or those living with special needs. Many caregivers may work outside of the home, or balance the role of home management with it's daunting everyday tasks. I was a former caregiver to a spouse living with sickle cell, and… Continue reading Relief For Caregiver’s Burnout : Recognize The Signs And Learn How To Cope
There seems to be more of a growth in awareness, openness, and acceptance with those living with autism. This makes me so excited as a parent with a beautiful autistic child in seeing finally as a society we are redefining our perception of those with special needs and autism! Many parents and teachers have… Continue reading Redefining What It Means To Be Special Needs!