The Love of a Special Needs Mother is Like the Ocean. Eternal. Exhausting.

Do you hear that? Come closer. That’s the sound of my heart breaking. My son has always loved the ocean. His eyes match the sea, changing from blue to green with the swell of the tide. My love for him is an ocean, an overwhelming force which is sometimes calm and steady, and other times full … More The Love of a Special Needs Mother is Like the Ocean. Eternal. Exhausting.

Kids Fight a Lot? This Simple Exercise is a Game Changer!

My boys rushed outside so fast that the slam of the garage door echoed through the house and reverberated in my ears. I smiled as the resulting silence settled in around me. Quiet, peaceful moments unaccompanied by digital-babysitter-guilt were rare and blissful. I stood at my sink scrubbing a pot, listening to their basketball bounce … More Kids Fight a Lot? This Simple Exercise is a Game Changer!

Do Girls with Autism Meltdown Less than Boys with Autism?

I’d like to take some time to dedicate a post purely to explore the way that autistic girls (and some boys) do not often melt down in public. This is a really common and typical thing for girls on the spectrum to do; along with copying or mimicking their peers to “save face” and get … More Do Girls with Autism Meltdown Less than Boys with Autism?