How My Children have Taught Me to Be a Better Person

Sometimes I think about how much easier my life would probably be if I didn’t have half the challenges I experience in my day to day life. I fondly remember the days when I could just take off and go wherever I wanted to without a second thought. Or, the days when I didn’t have… Read More How My Children have Taught Me to Be a Better Person


They Call Me Mom

The four human beings I am happy to call my children are the greatest things that have ever happened to me. I can’t imagine my life without them. This is my absolute favorite picture of the four of them, taken years ago when H was a baby. They are all so happy. Also, this is my… Read More They Call Me Mom


Bad Clay, Good Clay

The type of clay we use determines the strength of the foundation we have.… Read More Bad Clay, Good Clay


That’s Not Fair

 Every morning at around 6:15am Henry opens my door and jumps into my bed. Most of the time I wake up when he does this, other times I don’t notice until I feel someone kicking me. I haven’t slept in for at least 5 months and I do blame someone for that, which I… Read More That’s Not Fair


The Mother I Wasn’t

The very important lesson I learned about myself as a mother. A person’s words hold as much weight as we allow them to. I remember this always.… Read More The Mother I Wasn’t


Day 13: No Phone Thursday

I left my phone at home today by mistake.  I was on my way to work and I thought about turning around and driving home to grab it, then I remembered that I am writing this paper on nomophobia. So I thought that this would be a good exercise in going one day without my… Read More Day 13: No Phone Thursday

Autism, Parenting

We Stand Out, Yes We Do

Last night I signed my two older sons to work the fundraiser for our Special Olympic group. We’ve been participating for 3 years now and I figured it’s time we give back. For some reason I thought that Henry would be able to handle sitting in one spot for 2 hours while my other boys… Read More We Stand Out, Yes We Do


To The Moon and Back

I spent the day shopping with my daughter J yesterday. We had such a fun time-and I’d like to say that it wasn’t just because I was spending extraordinary amounts of money on her. It’s true that I was spending money on her, but only because she needed summer clothes…and wanted to go shopping with… Read More To The Moon and Back