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.

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-

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.

Connect the Dots

She doesn't know how to make meaningful connections I'm told. She lives in her own little world I'm told. She learns at a different pace and level I'm told. Yes some of this is true but that little girl runs to me when I get home from work, she hugs me and tries to say Mom. She cuddles with me at night and we laugh together over favorite songs and dance.

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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