• We Need to Chat About Being an “Autism Mom”

    Today I’m tackling a hot button issue… We’re going to talk about the term “Autism Mom”. And whether you read the title of this post and thought “hey that’s me!” or you read the title and cringed at the thought of “Autism Moms”, stick with me because this post is for you. If you haven’t […]

  • 3 Simple Steps to Manage Anxious Thoughts

    As I got ready for that first flight as an adult, my first solo flight ever and the first flight I’d been on in ten years, I was an anxious ball of worst-case-scenario thoughts. What if I got lost in the airport? What if I didn’t make my connection? What if I missed my flight […]

  • Is Your Child’s Goal Autistic-Led?

    When you have an autistic child, goals are often thrown at you from all sides. Their OT is setting goals about creating a sensory diet, their SLP might be setting goals about communicating wants and needs, their school might be setting goals about “reducing negative behaviors”. It can feel super overwhelming, and you can easily […]

  • 7 Tips to Survive the Lack of Routine During the Holidays

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Except when it’s not. I have always been obnoxiously holiday-obsessed. My family even has a make-believe holiday called Cookie Day and Santa even comes… When I had kids I was SO excited for the holiday season. We’d bake cookies and watch Christmas movies and drive around looking […]