3 04, 2019
  • 017 | Self Care

017 | Self Care

By |2020-01-26T00:18:02-08:00April 3rd, 2019|

Do you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, bitter and resentful at doing the mother thing? I know for me that when I don't practice self-care, that's when the stress and overwhelm come in. Today we are talking about the importance of self-care when raising a child with a disability. If we don't take care of ourselves and treat us with love, we may not be healthy enough to really take care of our kids for as long as we want. We READ MORE

19 02, 2019
  • 011 | Autism, How To Get Your Childs Attention

011 | Autism, How To Get Your Childs Attention

By |2020-01-27T00:23:45-08:00February 19th, 2019|

I couldn’t be more excited about this topic! This episode is going to tackle the how-to of taking care of your child with autism. We spend so much time debating how people get autism, that we place very little attention on the, “Now What?” We want to know how to get our kids to play with us, to communicate, to stop having meltdowns, to play with others and so on. You have to learn the language of autism to be READ MORE

29 01, 2019
  • 008 | Im Not Doing So Well At This Mom Stuff

008 | Im Not Doing So Well At This Mom Stuff

By |2020-01-26T20:51:32-08:00January 29th, 2019|

Do you ever feel like you just aren't getting it right being a mom? Or feeling like you have no idea what you are doing, you can’t seem to accomplish everything, and the to-do list is always growing?  I had planned on getting up, getting the kids to school, and recording an episode for the podcast. But I had a bad morning and I went down the spiral of sadness and depression. So I wanted to record this episode because READ MORE

22 01, 2019
  • 007 | Making Peace With Drugs

007 | Making Peace With Drugs

By |2020-01-26T19:07:13-08:00January 22nd, 2019|

Because I have a five-year-old daughter who has such severe seizures, our medication protocol must be the very best. But I have to be honest, drugs scare me. There are so many side effects. I wish I could have the magic pill. The one that would cure my daughter Remy with zero side effects and we could just live happily ever after.  Having to decide as parents whether to give our kids drugs or not are impossible decisions. We don’t READ MORE

15 01, 2019
  • 006 | Acceptance – Accepting the Child You Have

006 | Acceptance – Accepting the Child You Have

By |2020-01-26T02:45:54-08:00January 15th, 2019|

Have you ever thought that refusing to accept your child having autism, epilepsy or other neurological disorder was a sign of love? What if I told you that it actually is the opposite. Join me as I dive into the importance of accepting your child with special needs and what life looks like when you do.

7 01, 2019
  • 005 | Depression and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

005 | Depression and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

By |2020-01-31T11:33:29-08:00January 7th, 2019|

Depression is the peak of grieving and almost guaranteed at some point in the journey of special needs parenting. Depression affects all of us, and the reason why it’s important to talk about it is that there are ways out of it. We don’t have to be depressed forever even though sometimes it feels like we will. What I have learned about depression, is that getting through it takes work. It’s not something that just goes away. Getting to the READ MORE

7 01, 2019
  • 004 | Bargaining and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

004 | Bargaining and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

By |2020-01-26T13:35:02-08:00January 7th, 2019|

Have you ever thought to yourself that you would give ANYTHING to cure your special needs child? Would you do anything to take their suffering away? Do you ever regret certain choices you have made or thought you have done something wrong to deserve a child who is sick? In this episode, I talk about bargaining and grief. When you bargain, it's your way of trying to gain control of the situation. It makes you irrational and miserable because it READ MORE

7 01, 2019
  • 003 | Anger and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

003 | Anger and Grieving the Child You Thought You Were Going to Have

By |2020-01-26T14:32:26-08:00January 7th, 2019|

When you are grieving for a child you THOUGHT you were going to have, anger is a big part of that grief. For me, watching my daughter Remy suffer through multiple hospital stays, seizure after seizure and seeing the apparent intellectual disabilities unfold, I have seen my fair share of anger. But the anger comes out in subtle ways. Snappiness, resentment, jealousy, being short-tempered, not just the outbursts you think of. When you realize you have no control over your READ MORE

7 01, 2019
  • 001 | Why Getting a Second Opinion is so Important

001 | Why Getting a Second Opinion is so Important

By |2020-01-26T15:43:22-08:00January 7th, 2019|

Today we are talking about getting a second opinion and why that could be one of the most important first steps of your autism and epilepsy parenting journey. Whether your child has received a diagnosis or not, it's always a good idea to get another persons' perspective in your child’s treatment plan. I will share what giving a second opinion has done for our family and what it might have looked like if we never went down that route. If READ MORE

1 01, 2019
  • 000 | All About The Show – Starting From The Beginning

000 | All About The Show – Starting From The Beginning

By |2020-01-24T16:26:26-08:00January 1st, 2019|

When I first started on the road of being a mom of a child with autism and epilepsy, I was a fish out of water. I had no preparation or warning and not a clue of how to be the mom I needed to be for my daughter who obviously needed so much care. Out of desperation, I turned to every single place I could possibly think of to find answers. I came up pretty short and was shocked that READ MORE