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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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Podcast Reviews

Recent Instagram Posts

All about them "Autism Warrior Moms" stroking each other's egos.

I got some hater comments on one of my recent posts. 

It didn't bother me one bit. Because I know these kinds of comments are more a projection than anything about me. 

But one thing stuck out

Autism Warrior Mom.

I like that. 

When you love a child more than yourself, you want the best for them.

So when they are in pain or when you receive a diagnosis that tells you your child isn't perfect, it crushes you. 

But then you start to learn. You learn not from the world or the teachers or the mom group. You learn from your child. 

You learn that your perfect child is still just as perfect even with the word Autism attached to them. 

You see the impact they have on everyone around them and sit in awe of their special gifts. 

You watch them struggle and fight to do the things others do effortlessly. 

And you're inspired. There's nothing you can't do.

Your child teaches you that.

And you are so damn proud of every little progress your child makes. Because you know it took resilience and determination to reach all their goals. 

You struggle because you're a mom, and that's the name of the game. 

But you see what your child can do, which gives you the strength to be the very best you can be. 

Autism is a gift. It's a gift because it's a different perspective than what we're used to. And with a different perspective, we see so much clearer about compassion, empathy, and love. 

I am a proud Autism mom. I'm proud of my daughter, and I'm proud of myself. 

And let me tell you a secret. 
If you're an autism mom, you get a front-row seat into the most miraculous ride of your life. 

You were handpicked for this job. The job of loving a child with autism. And that makes you special. 

You are an Autism Warrior Mom

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#autismlife #autismmoms #specialneedskids #specialneedsparenting #asdlife #specialneedschild #specialneeds #autismworld #autistic #asd #autismmommy #autismsupport #autismcommunity #autismadvocate #autismparents #autismacceptance #autismwarrior #autismo #autismparent #specialneedsmom #autismspeaks #autismmom #autismmama #autism #autismkids #autismfamily #differentnotless
I know it's hard to be the little sister of someone with special needs. ⁣⁠⠀
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I see how sad you get when Remy rips your art project. I know it's frustrating when she eats your cookie. I know it hurts when she jumps on your back. I know it's not fair that she gets treats for the things you do so effortlessly. ⁣⁠⠀
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 It's not fair. ⁣⁠⠀
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 It's not fair that you get overlooked. ⁣⁠⠀
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It's not fair that we can't stay longer at the park. ⁣⁠⠀
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It's not fair that sometimes you have to watch TV all day when your sister is sick. ⁣⁠⠀
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It's not fair that you get pushed and kicked and watch as your sister wouldn't get the same punishment that you would if you behaved that way. ⠀
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How you have to eat in another room because your sister steals your food. ⁣⁠⠀
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 Believe me, I know. ⁣⁠⠀
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You do your best, and that's more than I can ask. ⁣⁠⠀
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 You don't get the credit you deserve. ⁣⁠⠀
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You sacrifice so much for your sister. ⁣⁠⠀
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 But hear me when I say. ⁣⁠⠀
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 I'm so proud of you. ⁣⁠⠀
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You help in times I know you don't want to. You aren't able to play with dolls together. You can't tell each other secrets or make forts in the living room. ⁣⁠⠀
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She looks up to you. ⁣⁠⠀
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She doesn't really want to hurt you when she pulls your hair and throws toys at your head. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
 She doesn't have the same operating system that you do. ⁣⁠⠀
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I know you know that, but it still sucks sometimes. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
You're forced to clean up her messes and pretend like everything's fine. ⁣⁠⠀
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 I know sometimes it's not. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
 I struggle too. I don't know how to make everything ok. I don't know how to make it fair. ⁣⁠⠀
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 But I'm trying. And I'm learning from you. You are such an excellent teacher to me. ⁣⁠⠀
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You're the little sister, but you are more like a big sister.⁣⁠⠀
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 Thank you for loving your sister, unconditionally. ⁣⁠⠀
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Thank you for always including her. Thank you for being her big helper. ⁣⁠⠀
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I'm so proud of you. You're wiser than your years. ⁣⁠⠀
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It's hard. But you're doing a great job. ⁣⁠⠀
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You're such a blessing to our family. ⁣⁠⠀
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To me. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
And to your big Remy sister. ⁣⁠⠀
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Thank you!
It's not your fault your child has autism

We always want to know who's at fault when something doesn't go right. 

Because if something goes wrong, there must be someone to blame. 

Otherwise, that thing wouldn't have happened. 

There's a fire; we blame the guy smoking a cigarette next to the dry bush. 

When there's a bully, we see the abusive parents of the bully.

When there's a global pandemic, we blame the country where it came from.

But what if your child has autism?

Where can we put the blame?
Vaccines? Genetics? Or you?

Maybe it was karma for being a bad person. Perhaps it was the food you ate when you were pregnant. Maybe it was not holding your baby enough.

Us moms end up blaming ourselves. Of course, it's our fault. It's just our luck. It must be punishment for something. It must be us. 

But here's the thing. Going down the rabbit hole of who or what's to blame doesn't matter. 

You are asking the wrong question.

The real question should be

What is my child here to teach me? What view of the world do I need to change? 

Why you? Why your child?

Why not you? Why not your child?

Your child is beautifully and wonderfully made as is. Just as they are.

If you don't believe that statement,
Think about what needs to change. 

It's not your child.

Do you struggle with blame? Let me know your thoughts.

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#autismacceptance #differentnotless #autismspectrum #aspergers #specialneedskids #specialneedsparenting #asd #autism #autismspeaks #autismdiagnisis #specialneedsfamily #autismkids #autismspectrumdisorder #autismadvocate #autismmoms #autismawareness #autismmama #autismcommunity #autismparenting #autismjourney #autismlife #autismsupport #autismfamily #autistic #autismparents #specialneeds #autismworld #inclusion
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Recent Instagram Posts

All about them "Autism Warrior Moms" stroking each other's egos.

I got some hater comments on one of my recent posts. 

It didn't bother me one bit. Because I know these kinds of comments are more a projection than anything about me. 

But one thing stuck out

Autism Warrior Mom.

I like that. 

When you love a child more than yourself, you want the best for them.

So when they are in pain or when you receive a diagnosis that tells you your child isn't perfect, it crushes you. 

But then you start to learn. You learn not from the world or the teachers or the mom group. You learn from your child. 

You learn that your perfect child is still just as perfect even with the word Autism attached to them. 

You see the impact they have on everyone around them and sit in awe of their special gifts. 

You watch them struggle and fight to do the things others do effortlessly. 

And you're inspired. There's nothing you can't do.

Your child teaches you that.

And you are so damn proud of every little progress your child makes. Because you know it took resilience and determination to reach all their goals. 

You struggle because you're a mom, and that's the name of the game. 

But you see what your child can do, which gives you the strength to be the very best you can be. 

Autism is a gift. It's a gift because it's a different perspective than what we're used to. And with a different perspective, we see so much clearer about compassion, empathy, and love. 

I am a proud Autism mom. I'm proud of my daughter, and I'm proud of myself. 

And let me tell you a secret. 
If you're an autism mom, you get a front-row seat into the most miraculous ride of your life. 

You were handpicked for this job. The job of loving a child with autism. And that makes you special. 

You are an Autism Warrior Mom

⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
#autismlife #autismmoms #specialneedskids #specialneedsparenting #asdlife #specialneedschild #specialneeds #autismworld #autistic #asd #autismmommy #autismsupport #autismcommunity #autismadvocate #autismparents #autismacceptance #autismwarrior #autismo #autismparent #specialneedsmom #autismspeaks #autismmom #autismmama #autism #autismkids #autismfamily #differentnotless
I know it's hard to be the little sister of someone with special needs. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
I see how sad you get when Remy rips your art project. I know it's frustrating when she eats your cookie. I know it hurts when she jumps on your back. I know it's not fair that she gets treats for the things you do so effortlessly. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
 It's not fair. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
 It's not fair that you get overlooked. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
It's not fair that we can't stay longer at the park. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
It's not fair that sometimes you have to watch TV all day when your sister is sick. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
It's not fair that you get pushed and kicked and watch as your sister wouldn't get the same punishment that you would if you behaved that way. ⠀
⠀
How you have to eat in another room because your sister steals your food. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
 Believe me, I know. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
You do your best, and that's more than I can ask. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
 You don't get the credit you deserve. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
You sacrifice so much for your sister. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
 But hear me when I say. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
 I'm so proud of you. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
You help in times I know you don't want to. You aren't able to play with dolls together. You can't tell each other secrets or make forts in the living room. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
She looks up to you. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
She doesn't really want to hurt you when she pulls your hair and throws toys at your head. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
 She doesn't have the same operating system that you do. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
I know you know that, but it still sucks sometimes. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
You're forced to clean up her messes and pretend like everything's fine. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
 I know sometimes it's not. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
 I struggle too. I don't know how to make everything ok. I don't know how to make it fair. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
 But I'm trying. And I'm learning from you. You are such an excellent teacher to me. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
You're the little sister, but you are more like a big sister.⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
 Thank you for loving your sister, unconditionally. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
Thank you for always including her. Thank you for being her big helper. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
I'm so proud of you. You're wiser than your years. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
It's hard. But you're doing a great job. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
You're such a blessing to our family. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
To me. ⁣⁠⠀
 ⁣⁠⠀
And to your big Remy sister. ⁣⁠⠀
⁣⁠⠀
Thank you!
It's not your fault your child has autism

We always want to know who's at fault when something doesn't go right. 

Because if something goes wrong, there must be someone to blame. 

Otherwise, that thing wouldn't have happened. 

There's a fire; we blame the guy smoking a cigarette next to the dry bush. 

When there's a bully, we see the abusive parents of the bully.

When there's a global pandemic, we blame the country where it came from.

But what if your child has autism?

Where can we put the blame?
Vaccines? Genetics? Or you?

Maybe it was karma for being a bad person. Perhaps it was the food you ate when you were pregnant. Maybe it was not holding your baby enough.

Us moms end up blaming ourselves. Of course, it's our fault. It's just our luck. It must be punishment for something. It must be us. 

But here's the thing. Going down the rabbit hole of who or what's to blame doesn't matter. 

You are asking the wrong question.

The real question should be

What is my child here to teach me? What view of the world do I need to change? 

Why you? Why your child?

Why not you? Why not your child?

Your child is beautifully and wonderfully made as is. Just as they are.

If you don't believe that statement,
Think about what needs to change. 

It's not your child.

Do you struggle with blame? Let me know your thoughts.

⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
#autismacceptance #differentnotless #autismspectrum #aspergers #specialneedskids #specialneedsparenting #asd #autism #autismspeaks #autismdiagnisis #specialneedsfamily #autismkids #autismspectrumdisorder #autismadvocate #autismmoms #autismawareness #autismmama #autismcommunity #autismparenting #autismjourney #autismlife #autismsupport #autismfamily #autistic #autismparents #specialneeds #autismworld #inclusion
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