Autism + Algebra

Autism is like algebra – Math is hard + so is Autism. A math teacher I once had told me that it’s not about how much you know, it’s about how you act when you don’t know. When I was a student learning algebra I often wondered why I would need to learn it. How […]

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Love is all you need

  “There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.” – Robert M. Hensel In just over a month it will be 4 years since my twin girls and son were diagnosed with Autism. Over the past 4 years people have often said to me – “I don’t […]

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Heart Song – a poem

If only I could read your mind. Not as an invasion of privacy, but to ease the pain of not being able to speak even the simplest of your desires. Without words you become aggravated, helpless, scratching at my arms, pulling on my clothing, saying over and over again “mom, mom,mom” I kneel and look […]

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light at the end of the tunnel

The past 2 years have been really challenging since my children were diagnosed with Autism. There have been moments of darkness, fear, anger, bitterness, hopelessness, and pure exhaustion both mentally and physically. Those feelings and moments come and go, and then I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I […]

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welcome to holland

I came across this poem and wanted to share. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…… When you’re going to have a […]

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What to do when it’s all wet outside and all the girls want to do is eat leaves? set up a teepee! I bought these scarves for S+J hoping it would soak up some of the drool. They are in this stage right now…well actually have been for a long time…where they chew on absolutely […]

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easter eggs!

While Sophia + Jule napped John and I got some easter eggs painted. I love Easter! I’m making a fun sensory easter activity for Sophia & Jule so we can get nice a messy!

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happy 1st birthday maggie!

Happy 1st Birthday to the most amazingly affectionate and loving dog! You have been a blessing to our family and I thank you so much for all the times you kiss john’s face and cleaned off his tears when he is sad or hurt, all of the times you lay close by Sophia + Jule […]

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