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Most days, you’ll find me driving my kids around, watching Real Housewives, cussing at the pile of laundry that never ends and laughing at the hilarious things my kids do. I am always ready to hop in the car and find my next adventure, even if it’s just Target.

I thought I had life figured out until my daughter Remy was born 7 years ago. She came into this world as perfect as can be but then everything changed. When she was 9 months old, she had seizure that would change her life in a way I could never have imagined. From hospital stays, developmental delays, a diagnosis of autism and rare form of epilepsy called PCDH19, I didn’t have the kind of tools I needed to navigate the world of special needs parenting.

About Me

Most days, you’ll find me driving my kids around, watching Real Housewives, cussing at the pile of laundry that never ends and laughing at the hilarious things my kids do. I am always ready to hop in the car and find my next adventure, even if it’s just Target.

I thought I had life figured out until my daughter Remy was born 7 years ago. She came into this world as perfect as can be but then everything changed. When she was 9 months old, she had seizure that would change her life in a way I could never have imagined. From hospital stays, developmental delays, a diagnosis of autism and rare form of epilepsy called PCDH19, I didn’t have the kind of tools I needed to navigate the world of special needs parenting.

The Podcast

In my podcast, you’ll hear raw and vulnerable insights into the world of special needs parenting. I cover topics that parents face raising children with neurological disabilities.

With a mix of inspiration, honest stories and actionable tips; my goal is to help you realize your power to be the parent you always dreamed, even if that’s in a different package than you expected.

Your child’s here to change the consciousness on our planet.  You hold the key to help them shine their amazing light into this world.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PODCAST

The Podcast

In my podcast, you’ll hear raw and vulnerable insights into the world of special needs parenting. I cover topics that parents face raising children with neurological disabilities.

With a mix of inspiration, honest stories and actionable tips; my goal is to help you realize, you have the power to be the parent you always dreamed, even if that’s in a different package than you expected.

Your child is here to change the consciousness on our planet and you hold the key to help them shine their amazing light into this world.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PODCAST!

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Whoooo!!! It’s the pre-pre weekend! 🤣 Here’ Whoooo!!! It’s the pre-pre weekend! 🤣 Here’s a little happy moment from our day!
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As I’ve shared before, we’ve had our moments *for sure* of Remy attention seeking through being aggressive towards her siblings. And it’s something that at times, has been tricky to deal with.
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Not today. Today, I want to celebrate that as Remy has gained more words and uses them to better gain the attention of her siblings. As a result, this has been happening a lot less frequently! Remy is a helper. She loves getting to help Nora get ready for the pool and is always right there at the end asking to help “unbuckle her floatie.” This has been one of her favorite things to do and I love seeing them interact well together.
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Do we still have bad days? Yes. Aggression? Yes. But as we’ve guided both girls to play appropriately, we’ve seen only good things happen. (ABA has been very helpful in this area, too!) This is a small thing to some, but it represents how far she has come when typically this situation might have ended differently. 🙈
.
SO!! 😉 Take a moment and tell me something GOOD from your week so far! Maybe something that you are still celebrating from last month? It can be so easy to become sidetracked by the things that are hard and behaviors that are frustrating but together, let’s CELEBRATE these positive moments! 👇🏻👏🏻✨
Are you getting sadder and sadder about the pandem Are you getting sadder and sadder about the pandemic and how it's screwing with our lives?⁠
⁠
It feels like "ok, ok, we spent a couple of months inside, I can't take it anymore. let's get back to normal?"⁠
⁠
Only to realize that it doesn't seem like that will ever happen. ⁠
⁠
It's scary to leave your house. You don't want to make any sort of travel plans. And if you do, you don't even know how to navigate it. ⁠
⁠
Its all just sad. ⁠
⁠
I listened to a podcast yesterday and they were talking about how the whole world is collectively grieving. ⁠
⁠
That's so true. ⁠
⁠
We cant go to concerts, cant fly in airplanes, cant have family BBQs. can't shake anyone's hands or hug anyone without feeling like you might catch a virus and die. ⁠
⁠
And let's talk about the 4th of July. That's making me really sad. ⁠
⁠
Every year we have a party, head over to Town Center and watch the fireworks. Even go to the festival and eat hot dogs and beer. ⁠
⁠
But there is no festival. No fireworks. Nothing. ⁠
⁠
I'm a little sad about that. ⁠
⁠
How are you feeling? what are your plans for the 4th? Do you have any?
Do you hear that?⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁣⁠ Yesterday eve Do you hear that?⁣⁣⁠
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Yesterday evening, Zach, Remy, Nora and I went for a walk. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We've never walked in our neighborhood before since moving into our house 2 months ago. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
So it was exciting to explore our beautiful neighborhood. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Our block is a mile long with hills. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I realize this isn't a quick 5-minute walk, but it was totally worth it. (see my stories) ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Tall oak trees, beautifully landscaped yards, deer running around. We even saw a snake on the road. It was dead, but even better. lol⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We talked about how we should do this walk every day. That we didn't realize just how beautiful it is here. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
But behind us, about 25 feet was Nora. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Complaining the entire time. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"My feet hurt, my legs hurt, I can't walk anymore. I need someone to carry me."⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We all had to keep waiting and waiting for Nora to catch up. ⁣ ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
After about Noras 800th complaint, I turned around to and said ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"did you hear that?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
She stopped and listened. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"Did I hear what?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I said ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"Did you hear that bird? I think its a baby bird. Where is that coming from?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Nora looked all around and found that the sound came from a nest in the tree above us. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We stopped for a few minutes and listened to all the birds, not just the baby bird. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"how come all the birds are on this street and not the last one?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I told her that the birds were there the whole time, she just couldn't hear them because she was busy complaining. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Nora was fascinated. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
For a moment, I distracted her. Instead of focusing on her misery, she stopped and listened to the birds. Saw that there was life outside her dark, dreary brain. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Sometimes I get stuck in that same place. Well, actually, I'm there most of the time. Too much complaining that I forget to look up, look around, and see the beauty in the world. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I need to get better at that. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Do you?⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
If someone told you to stop and listen and look around, what do you think you would see?⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Let me know in the comments. ⁠
⁠
I should be over this by now ⁠ Have you ever tho I should be over this by now
⁠
Have you ever thought about this?⁠
⁠
I was talking to @nicolegottesmann the other day. I was telling her how my mom just passed away, and I don't really want to grieve. I have too much to do, and too many responsibilities. I feel like I should be above this kind of petty grieving stuff.⁠
⁠
She told me this⁠
⁠
"If you don't grieve, those feelings and thoughts will haunt you for a long time until you deal with them head-on."⁠
⁠
I know that to be true. I know that grieving is part of growth and overcoming the tough things in life. But it's still painful, and I'd rather not do it.⁠
⁠
Do you ever feel like that?⁠
Have you felt that way about your child's autism or special needs diagnosis?⁠
Do you feel like you should just be over it by now? Like you SHOULDNT be grieving? Feel ashamed at those feelings of guilt and shame. The shoulda coulda wouldas?⁠
⁠
I'm there with you. I might be grieving something much different than you, but I'm finding that it's all the same. It just comes in various forms.⁠
⁠
What are some things that you are grieving right now? I know sometimes it helps just by speaking them out of your head.⁠
⁠
Is it pre-covid life? Your child not being neurotypical? A loss in your family?
Little miss trickster. Little miss trickster.
Happy Friday everyone! . Anything water + Remy = b Happy Friday everyone!
.
Anything water + Remy = best. day. ever. And happy Remy = happy life. 😉 So here’s how we’re spending the rest of summer: swimming, snacks and only wearing our favorite bathing suits!
😍🦋🌴✨☀️
.
How has your summer been so far? What is something you’re looking forward to?
Is your glass half empty or half full? It's been Is your glass half empty or half full?

It's been a hard week and I'm ready for some sunshine. 
What's happening in your world. What are you thankful for today?

Tell me below.
View All Instagram Posts

Recent Instagram Posts

Whoooo!!! It’s the pre-pre weekend! 🤣 Here’ Whoooo!!! It’s the pre-pre weekend! 🤣 Here’s a little happy moment from our day!
.
As I’ve shared before, we’ve had our moments *for sure* of Remy attention seeking through being aggressive towards her siblings. And it’s something that at times, has been tricky to deal with.
.
Not today. Today, I want to celebrate that as Remy has gained more words and uses them to better gain the attention of her siblings. As a result, this has been happening a lot less frequently! Remy is a helper. She loves getting to help Nora get ready for the pool and is always right there at the end asking to help “unbuckle her floatie.” This has been one of her favorite things to do and I love seeing them interact well together.
.
Do we still have bad days? Yes. Aggression? Yes. But as we’ve guided both girls to play appropriately, we’ve seen only good things happen. (ABA has been very helpful in this area, too!) This is a small thing to some, but it represents how far she has come when typically this situation might have ended differently. 🙈
.
SO!! 😉 Take a moment and tell me something GOOD from your week so far! Maybe something that you are still celebrating from last month? It can be so easy to become sidetracked by the things that are hard and behaviors that are frustrating but together, let’s CELEBRATE these positive moments! 👇🏻👏🏻✨
Are you getting sadder and sadder about the pandem Are you getting sadder and sadder about the pandemic and how it's screwing with our lives?⁠
⁠
It feels like "ok, ok, we spent a couple of months inside, I can't take it anymore. let's get back to normal?"⁠
⁠
Only to realize that it doesn't seem like that will ever happen. ⁠
⁠
It's scary to leave your house. You don't want to make any sort of travel plans. And if you do, you don't even know how to navigate it. ⁠
⁠
Its all just sad. ⁠
⁠
I listened to a podcast yesterday and they were talking about how the whole world is collectively grieving. ⁠
⁠
That's so true. ⁠
⁠
We cant go to concerts, cant fly in airplanes, cant have family BBQs. can't shake anyone's hands or hug anyone without feeling like you might catch a virus and die. ⁠
⁠
And let's talk about the 4th of July. That's making me really sad. ⁠
⁠
Every year we have a party, head over to Town Center and watch the fireworks. Even go to the festival and eat hot dogs and beer. ⁠
⁠
But there is no festival. No fireworks. Nothing. ⁠
⁠
I'm a little sad about that. ⁠
⁠
How are you feeling? what are your plans for the 4th? Do you have any?
Do you hear that?⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁣⁠ Yesterday eve Do you hear that?⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Yesterday evening, Zach, Remy, Nora and I went for a walk. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We've never walked in our neighborhood before since moving into our house 2 months ago. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
So it was exciting to explore our beautiful neighborhood. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Our block is a mile long with hills. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I realize this isn't a quick 5-minute walk, but it was totally worth it. (see my stories) ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Tall oak trees, beautifully landscaped yards, deer running around. We even saw a snake on the road. It was dead, but even better. lol⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We talked about how we should do this walk every day. That we didn't realize just how beautiful it is here. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
But behind us, about 25 feet was Nora. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Complaining the entire time. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"My feet hurt, my legs hurt, I can't walk anymore. I need someone to carry me."⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We all had to keep waiting and waiting for Nora to catch up. ⁣ ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
After about Noras 800th complaint, I turned around to and said ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"did you hear that?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
She stopped and listened. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"Did I hear what?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I said ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"Did you hear that bird? I think its a baby bird. Where is that coming from?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Nora looked all around and found that the sound came from a nest in the tree above us. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
We stopped for a few minutes and listened to all the birds, not just the baby bird. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
"how come all the birds are on this street and not the last one?"⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I told her that the birds were there the whole time, she just couldn't hear them because she was busy complaining. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Nora was fascinated. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
For a moment, I distracted her. Instead of focusing on her misery, she stopped and listened to the birds. Saw that there was life outside her dark, dreary brain. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Sometimes I get stuck in that same place. Well, actually, I'm there most of the time. Too much complaining that I forget to look up, look around, and see the beauty in the world. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
I need to get better at that. ⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Do you?⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
If someone told you to stop and listen and look around, what do you think you would see?⁣⁣⁠
⁣⁣⁠
Let me know in the comments. ⁠
⁠
I should be over this by now ⁠ Have you ever tho I should be over this by now
⁠
Have you ever thought about this?⁠
⁠
I was talking to @nicolegottesmann the other day. I was telling her how my mom just passed away, and I don't really want to grieve. I have too much to do, and too many responsibilities. I feel like I should be above this kind of petty grieving stuff.⁠
⁠
She told me this⁠
⁠
"If you don't grieve, those feelings and thoughts will haunt you for a long time until you deal with them head-on."⁠
⁠
I know that to be true. I know that grieving is part of growth and overcoming the tough things in life. But it's still painful, and I'd rather not do it.⁠
⁠
Do you ever feel like that?⁠
Have you felt that way about your child's autism or special needs diagnosis?⁠
Do you feel like you should just be over it by now? Like you SHOULDNT be grieving? Feel ashamed at those feelings of guilt and shame. The shoulda coulda wouldas?⁠
⁠
I'm there with you. I might be grieving something much different than you, but I'm finding that it's all the same. It just comes in various forms.⁠
⁠
What are some things that you are grieving right now? I know sometimes it helps just by speaking them out of your head.⁠
⁠
Is it pre-covid life? Your child not being neurotypical? A loss in your family?
Little miss trickster. Little miss trickster.
Happy Friday everyone! . Anything water + Remy = b Happy Friday everyone!
.
Anything water + Remy = best. day. ever. And happy Remy = happy life. 😉 So here’s how we’re spending the rest of summer: swimming, snacks and only wearing our favorite bathing suits!
😍🦋🌴✨☀️
.
How has your summer been so far? What is something you’re looking forward to?
Is your glass half empty or half full? It's been Is your glass half empty or half full?

It's been a hard week and I'm ready for some sunshine. 
What's happening in your world. What are you thankful for today?

Tell me below.
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