autism · Mom Life · Oregon

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.... 

autism · Parenting

Ask Away: To those on the outside who have the courage to ask the unthinkable…

So many questions... We have all been there... someone asks you something about your child and you are taken back.. you are shocked and you contemplate your response.. Should you kill them with kindness so to speak, do you go down to a different level or do you throw down...