As a military family, we move around a lot. In the last 5 years, we’ve lived in 3 different places. For some people, like my husband, this is normal as he grew up with the Army. For others,like myself, it is quite different as I spent almost all my childhood in the same home. Nonetheless,…… Continue reading On the Wait List
If you are about my age, then surely you remember playgrounds that were mostly wooden and metal constructed upon a plethora of wooden chips that were supposed to cushion our little ankles after we jumped from our plastic swings. Those were the days! If you didn’t come home with some light burns on the back…… Continue reading Play for Everyone
“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” — Jenny Han Summer is here and in full effect. If you are a mom, I’m sure you are hearing it… “Mom… I’m bored!” “Mom, there’s nothing to do!” “Mom, it’s so hot!” “Mom, I’m hungry!” And so on and so forth. …… Continue reading Summer, Summer, Summertime…
*Written June 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————————— “So, I close my eyes to old ends And open my heart to new beginnings.” It is roughly 7am and my daughters awakes as she does everyday at the same time asking for something to eat. I instruct her to use the bathroom and wash her face while barely opening my…… Continue reading Handling the Transition: How We Moved 3 Special Kiddos Without a Fuss
Originally written 3/2018 My daughter, Layla, is a spitfire! She has so much spirit and umph and is guaranteed to leave an impression on you. She’s a loving child, very affectionate and seeks affection in return. She’s entirely too smart for her own good, scoring advanced scores in reading and in spelling. She is up…… Continue reading Diagnosis: Take Two
*Originally written 12/18/17 What started out as an obsession to make my son “better” turned into the responsibility as a parent to be the voice for my son that he didn’t have. And it is a responsibility that I take very seriously. My natural curiosity compelled me to study and learn the laws under the…… Continue reading There is Life After the Diagnosis: Getting Through the Process
*Originally written 12/18/17 I’ve been toying with the notion of writing about my son for a minute now. But I was at a loss as to how I’d go about doing it. They say you shouldn’t pick a favorite child… that each child is special and unique in their own way. And this statement is…… Continue reading Living on the Spectrum
So your parental instincts were spot on? And let me guess, there was a whole lot of big phrases and new terms that were thrown at you all at once and you have no idea what to make of any of it. To top it off, you are a parent of a child of color;…… Continue reading So You Got a Diagnosis?