Make Sure They Know Who They Are

Since my oldest son was two I've been telling him who he is. Shortly after, I started sharing these affirmations with his slightly younger brother as well. We call it "doing their truths", and we do it every morning. We are intentional about that.

Encouragement + Empathy for Autism Parents

Encouragement + Empathy for Autism Parents

Today is the last day of Autism Awareness Month. While I try to share my experiences of dealing with Autism in my family often - to foster meaningful conversation, point to resources and work to lessen stigma - it seems more than appropriate to amplify that sharing now. I want to be a part of fostering a culture - online and in real life - that creates safe enough spaces for people to feel they can share.

Little Fella, Big Changes

Little Fella, Big Changes

My youngest son has been quite a trooper. Near the top of this year, we realized what I had already suspected. . . that he was on the Autism spectrum. It's a journey that has brought many changes. Changes are not easy on little kids, especially those with sensory differences. Truth be told, sometimes changes can be too much for even adults, sensory issues or not. Read more about how this little guy can give us all a lesson on adapting to change like a champ.