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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 5 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 5 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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Yup, pretty much⁠ ⁠ But seriously is there any Yup, pretty much⁠
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But seriously is there anything worse than someone telling you that you look tired?⁠
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You know, it's funny how little the world knows ab You know, it's funny how little the world knows about autism.⁣⁣⁠
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It's funny because I feel like the conversation has never been more about autism, yet no one really talks about what it really is.⁣⁣⁠
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Why is that? ⁣⁣⁠
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Here is what I knew about autism before my daughter Remy was born.⁣⁣⁠
People on the spectrum rock back and forth, they line up cars and don't look at you in your eyes. Some people with autism could memorize a phone book or become the next Albert Einstein.⁣⁣⁠
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There, that's all I ever knew about autism. ⁣⁣⁠
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Sure, some of those things fit some people but how come the world doesn't know the other important qualities?⁣⁣⁠
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How about some of these other qualities?⁣⁣⁠
People on the spectrum crave connection exactly like every human being. ⁣⁣⁠
People on the spectrum love to laugh. They love to play. They love to feel the wind on their face and feel the cold water on a hot summer day. They are smart and funny and creative. ⁣⁣⁠
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They can become highly focused on something long enough to become brilliant at it. They care deeply about their loved ones. They don't understand why so many people pretend to be what they aren't and why people wear masks. ⁣⁣⁠
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They get overwhelmed by the stimuli others don't even notice. They can have the most incredible memories and recall events in great detail. They just want to be loved and heard and seen. ⁣⁣⁠
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Autism has surprised me in so many ways. Everyday I am learning more about how amazing people are and what a gift autism can be for them⁣.⁣⁣⁠
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I feel like if we talked about the other attributes that autism has, parents wouldn't be so terrified getting that autism diagnosis.⁣⁣⁠
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what are some ways autism has changed your perspective?⁣⁣⁠ #autismawareness #autismmom #autismlife #autismfamily #specialneedskids #autismparents #specialneedsmoms #specialneedsawareness #specialneedsmom #specialneedsfamilies #aspergersyndrome #autismstars #specialneedsparent #autismmama
I have a secret!! Maybe you already know.I have I have a secret!! Maybe you already know.I have a podcast. Did you know?Its called Accepting the Unacceptable. ⁣
Its a podcast for parents of kids with special needs. I talk a lot about autism and epilepsy because that's what hits closest to home. But its all the same. ⁣
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The fear, doubt, worry, joy, pride, all of it. ⁣
I started the podcast because I had to do a lot of work to process Remy's diagnosis. She has a rare seizure disorder called PCDH19. She also has autism spectrum disorder (which I hate saying autism is a disorder, but whatever)⁣
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I really never thought I'd get to a place of acceptance. It just didn't seem fair for a child to have uncontrolled seizures and then struggle with speech and sensory processing issues. ⁣
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But when I started to really do thought work and really take a look at our circumstance, I realized that Remy's life is a gift. She was put here in my life to change me. And how I repay her is I pay it forward for other parents who are on this journey too. ⁣
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The only way I knew how to do that was to create a space where we can really discuss what it's like from the perspective of a mom. Cause that's what I know. ⁣
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I get DMs every day from people who have discovered the podcast. It warms my heart that it brings this beautiful community together. ⁣
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The name of the Podcast is Accepting the Unacceptable. I thought this was fitting because, in the beginning, we really do feel like a disorder is unacceptable. But then we do our work and bring acceptance to our lives, we find that nothing is really acceptable. ⁣
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If you have been looking for a person to talk to, I may only be doing the talking on the podcast, but its almost like we are having a cup of coffee together discussing all the challenges and the beauty. ⁣
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Tell me, what are you struggling with in special needs parenting that you'd love to hear on the podcast? ⁣
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Let me know. And send an emoji if you'd like me to DM you the link of how to listen.
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YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB MAMA!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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When Remy was born, I whispered in her ear ⁣⁣
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"I will never leave your side. I will always be here for you"⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I made that promise because I knew what it was like to be abandoned by my mom and I was never going to let that happen to my daughter. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It's funny how trauma can shape your thinking. In my case, it fueled me to be the best mom I can be and give my kids the most I can. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Im far from perfect, like really really far. But I appreciate what contrast can do for you. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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When your child has thousands of seizures that have even the most experienced doctors scratching their heads⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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When you have a daughter who EVERYONE swore didn't have autism only to be diagnosed with pretty apparent autism⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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when you go through grieving and advocating for services and therapies while at the same time being tired and overwhelmed⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It does something to you. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It either breaks you down or fuels you. Sometimes both at the same time⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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When I think about what it actually takes to be a parent of a child with autism or epilepsy, I wonder how anyone can do it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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But then, I look around at all those amazing children. The smiles and stories. The challenges and the obstacles they face. Our kids are heroes. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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They live in a world that doesn't understand them. They face challenges we will never know. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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And yet, just look at their spirit. Amazing right?. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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If you're wondering "How can I do this? How can I be the mother my kid needs me to be."⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Just remember, you are here. If you're asking that question, you are already doing a good job. Trust me when I say that not everyone asks that question. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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We may never be the perfect mom. we get frustrated or say the wrong thing or make mistake after mistake. But I know this for sure. if you vow to your child ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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"I will never leave you, I will always be here for you"⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
The rest are merely details. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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You're doing a good job mama. Keep on going.⁣
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We have good intentions but when you haven't sat d We have good intentions but when you haven't sat down all day, and your kid decides to paint the bathroom mirror with shampoo, you just might go 🤷🏽‍♀️⁠
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Have you ever weighed the benefit of stopping them or just cleaning it up later?⁠
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give me your best story. ⁠
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I feel bad sometimes that the extensive list of Re I feel bad sometimes that the extensive list of Remys needs takes away from my older sons. ⁣⁠
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I worry that they aren't getting enough of me as their mom or that they will grow up resenting Remy getting so much attention.⁣⁠
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But I also wonder if having a sister with autism will give the boys a glimpse of the true meaning of the word "special"⁣⁠
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If they see the seizures she has and value their own health.⁣⁠
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I wonder if Remy having so many challenges will plant a seed in their heart to really do something meaningful with their careers.⁣⁠
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I wonder if she taught them the meaning of unconditional love.⁣⁠
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When we find out such big news like "Your child has autism and epilepsy" its easy to see all the reasons it's not fair. It's easy to think our kids will suffer and never get to be all that they could be if they were "normal".⁣⁠
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But what if, just what if our kids having such complex needs gives something to this world that the world would never have gotten otherwise.⁣⁠
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I am thankful for the bond that my kids have. It has no borders or boundaries and is beautiful and pure.⁣⁠
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What has your children taught each other? let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your thoughts and hear about your kids. ⁣⁠
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