Category: Parenting

A teenager who speaks…

I am blessed because of I have a teenage boy who speaks to everyone he meets. And not just, “Hi.” It is more like, “Hi how are you doing today?” If he goes with me to a store, he speaks to many people. The other day we were in a store because I was in line returning a dress that…

The gift of Christmas when autism is “present”…

Today my son came home from school and seemed flustered and frustrated because, “Mom the kids were all having too much fun and acting silly.”  As I dragged more out of him by my probing questions, I understood that all kids are getting anxious because Christmas is right around the corner; therefore, it is harder to stay focused on school work. …

You are more beautiful today…

I was super elated to find wedding pictures tucked away while cleaning out some drawers.  Immediately, when I saw myself, I noticed several things:  I was much thinner, much toner, much younger, and much prettier.  I did enjoy looking at other family members to see how much everyone has changed.  Do  you notice something, though, when you look at a…

What I like about autism…

Just reading this title makes me want to scratch my head and say, “Well, I never thought those words would ever come out of my mouth!” Is there anything to like about autism?  We sort of cringe when we hear, “He was diagnosed with autism.”  Or maybe our hearts feel sad because this family has no idea what roads they will…

The gift…a Mother’s Day story

An art teacher at a local elementary school was running low on supplies, but she knew Mother’s Day was right around the corner.  She used money from her personal paycheck to purchase supplies so her students could make their mother a Mother’s day card. She never knew the impact her kind-unseen-gesture would play… A very poor little girl arrived home so…

The gift…a Mother’s Day story

An art teacher at a local elementary school was running low on supplies, but she knew Mother’s Day was right around the corner.  She used money from her personal paycheck to purchase supplies so her students could make their mother a Mother’s day card. She never knew the impact her kind-unseen-gesture would play… A very poor little girl arrived home so…

Would you ask your child this question?

The last chapter of my book Marvel in Your Autistic Eyes will make you cry, but I think an inspirational cry that makes you feel good inside and full of hope for someone you loved touched by autism. If you read, you will see how I decided to challenge myself based on a program I had listened to about parenting…