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3 12, 2019
  • 027 | Expanding Your Family After an Autism Diagnosis – With Leah Behrens

027 | Expanding Your Family After an Autism Diagnosis – With Leah Behrens

By |2020-01-13T23:56:09-08:00December 3rd, 2019|

Today, I am joined by Leah Behrens who is the author of the blog The Behrens Den and an amazing wife and mother to three children, two of which have autism. Leah shares her journey into motherhood, dealing with an autism diagnosis for both of her children, how to make your marriage work, experiencing a miscarriage, and advice for anyone who is thinking about having another child after a diagnosis.    Becoming a Young Mother Leah found out that she was pregnant READ MORE

26 11, 2019
  • 026 | Beliefs, How Your Belief System Shapes Your Special Needs Child

026 | Beliefs, How Your Belief System Shapes Your Special Needs Child

By |2020-01-20T11:29:48-08:00November 26th, 2019|

Every single one of us holds beliefs that we believe are true. Do you know that our beliefs shape both our happiness and our misery? What we believe can help us to raise our child with autism and special needs to be strong and independent and happy, or it can help them to grow up feeling like a victim and that there is something wrong with them.  In this episode, we are talking about the topic of beliefs. We don’t READ MORE

19 11, 2019
  • 025 | Special Education and the Power of Being an Autism Helper – With Sasha Long

025 | Special Education and the Power of Being an Autism Helper – With Sasha Long

By |2020-01-14T00:33:20-08:00November 19th, 2019|

How should you respond when your child is consistently exhibiting negative behaviors, like a meltdown or tantrum? What types of curricular help are out there for parents that want to home-school their child? What can you do to be an advocate for your child? Ensuring they get the help that they need both inside and outside of the classroom? These questions can be very overwhelming to think about. Today, I am joined by Sasha Long, author of the Autism Helper READ MORE

6 08, 2019
  • Are you “Jinxing” Your Special Needs Child?

Are you “Jinxing” Your Special Needs Child?

By |2019-11-26T02:45:33-08:00August 6th, 2019|

I walked in the kitchen a couple of days ago and told my boys"Guess what? Remy hasn't had a seizure in 33 days! isn't that amazing?"One boy said,"really? Wow, that's a long time. So cool"The other boy said"Don't say that mom, you're going to jinx her." Jinx her hu? Is this what you're saying?  you shouldn't speak about the things you are grateful for because speaking them out loud is going to make the bad thing happen?  Is it better READ MORE

11 06, 2019
  • 024 | Decisions, How To Know You’re Making The Right Ones For Your Child

024 | Decisions, How To Know You’re Making The Right Ones For Your Child

By |2020-01-14T14:31:24-08:00June 11th, 2019|

Today we are talking all about decisions and specifically the decisions we have to make when we are raising a child with special needs. How do you know that the decisions you are making for your child are the right ones? There are so many decisions to make, such as should I put my child on medication, start a new therapy, or find a new school? Most of the time we have to make these very important decisions all on READ MORE

29 05, 2019
  • 023 | I know It’s Hard But You Can Do It

023 | I know It’s Hard But You Can Do It

By |2020-01-14T23:40:26-08:00May 29th, 2019|

The first few years of processing a diagnosis are the hardest. You probably don’t have a lot of people in your life that understand or can relate to what you are going through. After Remy was diagnosed, I wanted to seek out, to know and learn from other people, and that’s why I created this podcast. It’s been a blast but it’s also been really hard because it is totally out of my element. Even though I’ve listened to tons READ MORE

21 05, 2019
  • 022 | Making Peace With Autism – With Megan Carranza

022 | Making Peace With Autism – With Megan Carranza

By |2020-01-15T03:32:59-08:00May 21st, 2019|

We never forget our child's first cry, first smile or the first time they start walking. Those are the milestones we dream of when picturing our future children. But we also never forget the first time we look at our child and wonder if we should be concerned with their development.  Today I am talking to Megan Carranza from Adventure In Autism Podcast. She shares what it was like to receive an autism diagnosis for her son Logan, how it affected READ MORE

6 05, 2019
  • 021 | ABA Therapy – With Ashleigh Guich

021 | ABA Therapy – With Ashleigh Guich

By |2020-01-24T10:49:06-08:00May 6th, 2019|

Today we are talking about ABA therapy! I invited Remy’s BCBA, Ashley, on the podcast to help explain what ABA is. Ashleigh Guich is the owner and clinical director of an El Dorado County based company called Bridging Differences ABA. She has worked with children with special needs and disabilities and has been in the field of ABA for ten years. She acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Communication and a Master's Degree in teaching with READ MORE

29 04, 2019
  • 020 | I Accept My Childs Diagnosis But…

020 | I Accept My Childs Diagnosis But…

By |2020-01-24T10:04:57-08:00April 29th, 2019|

Sometimes it seems like life gets really heavy. I have been overwhelmed by the past few weeks with life, and a lot is going on, but I want to tell you all about it! In this episode, I am talking about a bunch of things, including, Depression, IEPs, Vaccines, and Acceptance. Most importantly, we are diving into what acceptance really means.  Battling Depression I have battled back and forth with depression for a really long time. It probably started when READ MORE

16 04, 2019
  • 019 | You Are Enough

019 | You Are Enough

By |2020-01-24T10:22:02-08:00April 16th, 2019|

We all sometimes feel like we are not enough. In some ways, we aren’t. We are only one person and we can’t be everything to everyone. But I am talking about that feeling we get every day when we are doing what we’re doing and we just aren't measuring up. We have this feeling of inadequacy, especially when we have a child with autism, and we have no idea what to do. We all could be doing better and doing READ MORE