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...

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.... 

Hollow

Being a special needs mom is an experience beyond your wildest dreams that's for sure. It's hard and emotional and it makes your soul older than it should faster than you thought possible.

 Be Humble and Hustle 

We want to raise them into the Kings and Queens of this world that we know they can be. We as parents want to instill a great life for those little people that we brought into the world. So we conquer the day and succeed at life for them and for ourselves.... We kick ass and repeat.

Challenges

You should challenge yourself to do something good for someone else. Even if it's opening the door for that little old lady. Or seeing that person who looks so full of hate and giving them a compliment. And yes they can be a complete stranger... Start each day being thankful for being able to open your eyes and see this world....

Oh the places you will go…

Being in a world where everything is judged even when it shouldn't be is hard for all of us. We struggle to survive with being happy when we are not, doing things we are uncomfortable with, and being in an environment that we may feel is unsafe. That whole put on your fake smile and go on with the day vibe is crushing for some. There are so many of us that put ourselves out into the world and well we aren't ourselves we are what we think society wants us to be. When I had McKinley I changed ...

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