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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 8 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 8 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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Recent Instagram Posts

Meet Tyson. This space here on IG is all about special needs parenting. 

So in here, you'll mostly see my daughter Remy. 

But fun fact, I actually have 4 kids. 

2 of which are teenagers. 

This is Tyson. I wanted to introduce you to him.

He's 16 and the kindest person you'll ever meet. He's as calm and collected as they come. Which is probably a shock for him that his mom is anything but calm and collected 😉

He has a gift in connecting with animals and can tell you anything you'd ever want to know about nature and space. 

They say a person's personality comes with them at birth and I'd say that's true for Tyson. He's always been the happiest person just living life. 

He's a man of very few words but when he says something, pay attention because simple wisdom is the only thing that comes out of his mouth. 

One day he told me "mom, I lost weight" and I said "I could tell, wow, what are you doing?" And he said 
"I just stopped eating so much" 

Yes, that'd do it. 😂 
What more do you need to know. 

When it comes to being a big brother of a medically fragile sister, he has been the calm in our storm. Never reacting in tense situations of seizures and behaviors. 

I'm lucky to even know him but I get the extra special privilege of being his mom. 

He's a prime example of how we think we are here to teach our kids, but Tyson has taught me more than I could ever teach him. 

If you're ever lucky enough to meet him, consider yourself blessed. 

Just wanted to quickly introduce him as you will probably see very little of him in this space. 

Thank you Tyson for making an appearance. 

I love you so very much.
What do you do when your autistic child acts out in public?. Have you ever been in a situation where your child screams in public? Or takes someone's toy, or has a meltdown, or acts aggressively?

What do you do in that situation?

The other day, I was an observer of two families fighting because one autistic child stole the headphones off another child. 

Both moms were screaming at each other. 

Turns out, the girl who grabbed the headphones is autistic. 

I felt for that family. I know for sure that as much as we try to keep our children close to us when they want something, the determination, and speed in which they go after it, is sometimes too fast for us to respond to. 

Typically it's me who is the parent of the autistic child who has to manage situations like this. It's not often that I'm an onlooker. And I got the perspective of both sides. 

Let me know what you think should happen as a parent of an autistic child. What do you tell someone when your child gets in their space? Do you tell them your child is autistic? Do you say “I'm sorry”? Are you embarrassed? Scared? Sad? Have you had someone yell at you for your child's behavior? What did you do about it?

What do you think?

#autism #autismjourney #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismawareness #autismparenting #autismo #autisme #autismsupport #autismmom #autismparent #autismfamily #ilovesomeonewithautism #specialneedsmom #specialneeds #disability #autismlife #asd #meltdown #behavior #behaviors #behavioranalysis #asd #autismmoms #autismfamily #autismawareness #autismspectrumdisorder #autismspectrum #aspergers
(Post I wrote for Remys birthday, 3 years ago) The hoop is too high, you're too small, the ball is too heavy, you don't have enough experience, this game is for much older kids, you need stronger arms, someone needs to lower the hoop. 

What makes Remy so exceptional is that none of these thoughts ever cross her mind. 

Remy has beat the most incredible odds in her short 5 years of life. Thousands of seizures, difficulty communicating, autism, hospitals and therapies and everything in between. 

But the only thing she ever sees is the hoop. 

God, thank you for blessing my life with this incredible human being named Remy. Thank you for showing me a perspective of life I needed to see. thank you for trusting me with this precious gem. Look out for her all of her days and provide me with every tool I need to support, guide and protect her. May her life continue to impact so many people and her spirit always shine light into this world. 
God thank you for allowing me to be her mom. It's the greatest honor of my life. 

Happy 5th birthday Remy
#specialneeds #specialneedsawareness #specialneedsfamily #specialneedschild #specialneedsparenting #specialneedssiblings #specialneedsdog #specialneedsparent #specialneedskids #specialneedsmom #autism #inclusion #autismfamily #autismawareness #love #autismacceptance #autismmom #autismlife #autismparents #autismlove #disability #autismspectrum #autismo #autistic #momlife #autismsupport #mentalhealth #cerebralpalsy #autismcommunity
Our first date story. We're in San Francisco celebrating my birthday but also realizing it's been exactly 20 years since our first date. 

So I wanted to share that story and take you back to the restaurant we went to on our first date.
3 Misconceptions about Trauma. How often do you hear people say, "oh, that was so traumatizing"?

I wanted to share this video because we hear mental health issues being thrown around all the time. I think the damage this does is that we don't really understand mental health. So if we are experiencing trauma, we may not be able to recognize it. 

I believe that many of us special needs mamas already had unhealed trauma before we even had kids. 

So if we are carrying around trauma and then trying to parent a special needs child, I can only imagine it makes it that much harder. 

My biggest hope is that we moms can heal some of our wounds to be the best mom that we can be. 

What other myths would you say should be included in this video? I'd love to know what you think. 

Save this to come back to, so you don't lose it. 

Credit to MedCirlcle on YouTube

Thank you to
Kyle Kittleson
@kylekittleson
Dr. Ramani 
@doctorramani
@medcircleofficial

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.⁣
#mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthmatters #traumawork #isupportepilepsy #mentalhealthjourney #epilepsyjourney #traumaresponse #traumasurvivor #fuckepilepsy #epilepsy #epilepsycommunity #autism #traumarecovery #autismmom #mentalhealthresource #healingtrauma #traumacope #traumatized #trauma #epilepsysupport #traumainformed #anxiety #mentalhealth #depressionsupport #depression #traumahealing #mentalhealthawareness #specialneeds
5 Types of Unhealed Trauma. I wanted to share this video from Psych2go Youtube channel. (@psych2go_tips)

 As I sit here thinking about all the seizures I’ve witnessed, it makes me think that I can’t be the only one who has experienced traumatic events involving our children. 

Not to mention the other kinds of trauma that we have faced in our lives. 

This video is just to share what I’m learning. 
 
 My biggest wish is that we special needs moms use the experience of raising these incredible children to grow ourselves. But the only way to grow is to deal with what’s affecting us. 

Have you experienced trauma? Specifically, trauma from your experience as a mom? 

Have you tried any kind of trauma therapy? 

If so, what have you tried? Or what do you suggest? 

Save this for when you want to absorb it fully

@psych2go_tips

#trauma #traumarecovery #traumahealing #traumainformed #traumasurvivor #traumas #traumatherapy #childhoodtrauma #healingtrauma #traumatized #traumatherapist #healingfromtrauma #traumaresponse #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #specialneedsmom #specialneedsfamily #specialeducationalneeds #specialneedschildren #specialneedsmum #caretaker #autismmom #autismmama #autismparenting #autismmotherhood #asd #autism
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Recent Instagram Posts

Meet Tyson. This space here on IG is all about special needs parenting. 

So in here, you'll mostly see my daughter Remy. 

But fun fact, I actually have 4 kids. 

2 of which are teenagers. 

This is Tyson. I wanted to introduce you to him.

He's 16 and the kindest person you'll ever meet. He's as calm and collected as they come. Which is probably a shock for him that his mom is anything but calm and collected 😉

He has a gift in connecting with animals and can tell you anything you'd ever want to know about nature and space. 

They say a person's personality comes with them at birth and I'd say that's true for Tyson. He's always been the happiest person just living life. 

He's a man of very few words but when he says something, pay attention because simple wisdom is the only thing that comes out of his mouth. 

One day he told me "mom, I lost weight" and I said "I could tell, wow, what are you doing?" And he said 
"I just stopped eating so much" 

Yes, that'd do it. 😂 
What more do you need to know. 

When it comes to being a big brother of a medically fragile sister, he has been the calm in our storm. Never reacting in tense situations of seizures and behaviors. 

I'm lucky to even know him but I get the extra special privilege of being his mom. 

He's a prime example of how we think we are here to teach our kids, but Tyson has taught me more than I could ever teach him. 

If you're ever lucky enough to meet him, consider yourself blessed. 

Just wanted to quickly introduce him as you will probably see very little of him in this space. 

Thank you Tyson for making an appearance. 

I love you so very much.
What do you do when your autistic child acts out in public?. Have you ever been in a situation where your child screams in public? Or takes someone's toy, or has a meltdown, or acts aggressively?

What do you do in that situation?

The other day, I was an observer of two families fighting because one autistic child stole the headphones off another child. 

Both moms were screaming at each other. 

Turns out, the girl who grabbed the headphones is autistic. 

I felt for that family. I know for sure that as much as we try to keep our children close to us when they want something, the determination, and speed in which they go after it, is sometimes too fast for us to respond to. 

Typically it's me who is the parent of the autistic child who has to manage situations like this. It's not often that I'm an onlooker. And I got the perspective of both sides. 

Let me know what you think should happen as a parent of an autistic child. What do you tell someone when your child gets in their space? Do you tell them your child is autistic? Do you say “I'm sorry”? Are you embarrassed? Scared? Sad? Have you had someone yell at you for your child's behavior? What did you do about it?

What do you think?

#autism #autismjourney #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismawareness #autismparenting #autismo #autisme #autismsupport #autismmom #autismparent #autismfamily #ilovesomeonewithautism #specialneedsmom #specialneeds #disability #autismlife #asd #meltdown #behavior #behaviors #behavioranalysis #asd #autismmoms #autismfamily #autismawareness #autismspectrumdisorder #autismspectrum #aspergers
(Post I wrote for Remys birthday, 3 years ago) The hoop is too high, you're too small, the ball is too heavy, you don't have enough experience, this game is for much older kids, you need stronger arms, someone needs to lower the hoop. 

What makes Remy so exceptional is that none of these thoughts ever cross her mind. 

Remy has beat the most incredible odds in her short 5 years of life. Thousands of seizures, difficulty communicating, autism, hospitals and therapies and everything in between. 

But the only thing she ever sees is the hoop. 

God, thank you for blessing my life with this incredible human being named Remy. Thank you for showing me a perspective of life I needed to see. thank you for trusting me with this precious gem. Look out for her all of her days and provide me with every tool I need to support, guide and protect her. May her life continue to impact so many people and her spirit always shine light into this world. 
God thank you for allowing me to be her mom. It's the greatest honor of my life. 

Happy 5th birthday Remy
#specialneeds #specialneedsawareness #specialneedsfamily #specialneedschild #specialneedsparenting #specialneedssiblings #specialneedsdog #specialneedsparent #specialneedskids #specialneedsmom #autism #inclusion #autismfamily #autismawareness #love #autismacceptance #autismmom #autismlife #autismparents #autismlove #disability #autismspectrum #autismo #autistic #momlife #autismsupport #mentalhealth #cerebralpalsy #autismcommunity
Our first date story. We're in San Francisco celebrating my birthday but also realizing it's been exactly 20 years since our first date. 

So I wanted to share that story and take you back to the restaurant we went to on our first date.
3 Misconceptions about Trauma. How often do you hear people say, "oh, that was so traumatizing"?

I wanted to share this video because we hear mental health issues being thrown around all the time. I think the damage this does is that we don't really understand mental health. So if we are experiencing trauma, we may not be able to recognize it. 

I believe that many of us special needs mamas already had unhealed trauma before we even had kids. 

So if we are carrying around trauma and then trying to parent a special needs child, I can only imagine it makes it that much harder. 

My biggest hope is that we moms can heal some of our wounds to be the best mom that we can be. 

What other myths would you say should be included in this video? I'd love to know what you think. 

Save this to come back to, so you don't lose it. 

Credit to MedCirlcle on YouTube

Thank you to
Kyle Kittleson
@kylekittleson
Dr. Ramani 
@doctorramani
@medcircleofficial

.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
#mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthmatters #traumawork #isupportepilepsy #mentalhealthjourney #epilepsyjourney #traumaresponse #traumasurvivor #fuckepilepsy #epilepsy #epilepsycommunity #autism #traumarecovery #autismmom #mentalhealthresource #healingtrauma #traumacope #traumatized #trauma #epilepsysupport #traumainformed #anxiety #mentalhealth #depressionsupport #depression #traumahealing #mentalhealthawareness #specialneeds
5 Types of Unhealed Trauma. I wanted to share this video from Psych2go Youtube channel. (@psych2go_tips)

 As I sit here thinking about all the seizures I’ve witnessed, it makes me think that I can’t be the only one who has experienced traumatic events involving our children. 

Not to mention the other kinds of trauma that we have faced in our lives. 

This video is just to share what I’m learning. 
 
 My biggest wish is that we special needs moms use the experience of raising these incredible children to grow ourselves. But the only way to grow is to deal with what’s affecting us. 

Have you experienced trauma? Specifically, trauma from your experience as a mom? 

Have you tried any kind of trauma therapy? 

If so, what have you tried? Or what do you suggest? 

Save this for when you want to absorb it fully

@psych2go_tips

#trauma #traumarecovery #traumahealing #traumainformed #traumasurvivor #traumas #traumatherapy #childhoodtrauma #healingtrauma #traumatized #traumatherapist #healingfromtrauma #traumaresponse #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #specialneedsmom #specialneedsfamily #specialeducationalneeds #specialneedschildren #specialneedsmum #caretaker #autismmom #autismmama #autismparenting #autismmotherhood #asd #autism
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