Special Needs Mom

As parents we strive to do our best and at the end of the day lets face it, we just want to survive and for our kids to survive. (yay we lived today, onto tomorrow!) I'm a mother to 2 beautiful girls just trying to live my best mom life and help them take on this world. This is my mom life raising the cutest little gal I know without words. 

Autism and Diet

No matter how hard to you try to feed your kids healthy food, they will be kids. Do you remember when you were a kid and having to finish your veggies prior to being excused from the table... I do. Bottom line is we as parents just need to do our best and not give up, but also need to be encouraging and not a raging mess yelling things like "Eat your food or else!" I have a daughter with complex medical needs she is also without words and on the autism spectrum. She is the coolest little person I know and here are my tricks on how I do my best to feed her...

Blood Draw Tips and Autism

If you have dealt with getting a blood draw you know how it is. Plain and simple at times if you get the right person who can make it easy. But it can also be like playing a game of roulette. You may get someone who will bruise your vein easier or someone who can't find veins as easy. Yes this is a pain at times. If you go regularly you may be one of the lucky ones and know someone who is great at this job.

Advocate like a Mother…

Advocating for her is hard sometimes. Not only do I have to be her voice, but I have to be the "voice" of her disabilities and abilities . Sometimes I have to talk about her in a way that for me is really hard. As a special needs parent you really try to uplift your child, you try to make them feel important and having an optimistic approach is generally the best option. If you think negative all the time because you can't get over the fact that there are things that will always be different, good luck you wont make it in this mom life.... 

My Tribe (a poem)

My tribe is strong and kind. My tribe is real with humility. My tribe sees beauty in all things. My tribe is raw with respect. My tribe understands the power of dreams. My tribe beats with one heart. My tribe is different not less... -K-

Being Mom

Being a mom is rewarding . It's difficult yes and you will constantly question yourself. You will make mistakes and you will triumph while you accomplish some pretty amazing things in life. Being mom is hard though. Sometimes you forget about yourself but you'll still smile because you put your tribe first. Some days you'll run on coffee fumes and rush out the door. You'll be amazed at how much you can do when you need to get those little ones places on time. Being a mom is magical.

Life Is Good

Life is good, better than I thought... Our adventure continues in the world of medical needs and a beautiful child with autism... Bring it on! We got this... Life is good I mean we woke up and that is always a good start I say...

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