Autism · Humor

Belly Laughs at 6am: Autism and Scripting

So one thing that could be considered a blessing about having a pre-conversational child with autism is that you never take the little things for granted, especially where speech is concerned. Something hilarious happened this morning, and I hope it makes you laugh too, lol... Some context first: So Ryder does what is called "scripting"… Continue reading Belly Laughs at 6am: Autism and Scripting

Anxiety · faith · Relationships

Tiny Hearts, Big Questions

You know, people always say that having "the talk" with their kids is what makes them feel most unprepared as a parent, but I imagine that's nothing compared to answering questions about heaven and death from a very intelligent, very perceptive 7 year old. I guess today has been kind of emotional for me already… Continue reading Tiny Hearts, Big Questions

Anxiety · Autism · faith · Homeschooling · Humor · organization

Back to (Home)School: A Day in the Life

Whoop! So after weeks of planning and anticipation, Day 1 has been a success! I now have a second grader and a (modified) AUsome fifth grader! We did some math, talked about George Washington Carver, (which opened up a really great discussion with Asher about slavery and current race relations) talked about atoms, listened to… Continue reading Back to (Home)School: A Day in the Life

Anxiety · faith · Health · Personal Development · Relationships

Seeds vs Weeds: Your Mind is a Garden

Your mind/soul/spirit is a garden--the most important kind of garden. It's where you live at all times. Your core. Your very essence. Everything you are, and everything you will ever become. For this reason, you must be very selective about who you allow to plant in your garden. Some people are seeds, and some are… Continue reading Seeds vs Weeds: Your Mind is a Garden

Anxiety · Autism · faith · Health

The Clearing of Clutter: A Special Needs Parent’s Bucket List

This was by far the absolute scariest day of my life, and while traumatic, it definitely gave me instant clarity on what matters most in my life and what I absolutely must do before God feels my work is done on Earth (hopefully a very long time from now, lol.) I was given laser-focus on… Continue reading The Clearing of Clutter: A Special Needs Parent’s Bucket List

Anxiety · Autism · faith · Relationships

Autism & The Church: A Call to Action

Question: What is your church doing to meet the needs (and coming needs) of autistic children and adults in the community? What accommodations does your church provide for classes and service? What special family activities are being put together as both an opportunity for members to feel acknowledged and enjoy themselves as well as provide… Continue reading Autism & The Church: A Call to Action