My Courageous Son – You Are An Inspiration

My Courageous Son – You Are An Inspiration

Until I became the mother to an incredible son with autism, I had always associated courage with someone who exudes great bravery, like running into a burning building or pulling an injured motorist from their mangled car to safety.  Being courageous is actually having the moral strength and quality of spirit to face difficulty and…

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

From the minute you become a parent, the overwhelming fear and concern sets in.  You constantly question whether every choice or decision you make on your child’s behalf is the right one.  When your child has special-needs, the endless self-doubt triples. The options for schooling seldom are plentiful or a perfect fit, so when an…

The Impact of Childhood Experiences on Parenting

The Impact of Childhood Experiences on Parenting

A person’s upbringing can explain a lot about their views, values and perspectives regarding every situation or difficulty they encounter.  We each gather various life lessons and personality traits along the way which impacts every decision we make and how we choose to parent our children.  When I reflect back on my own childhood experiences,…

Piecing Together the Puzzle

Piecing Together the Puzzle

Have you ever purchased a very challenging jigsaw puzzle just for the sheer joy and feeling of accomplishment you’ll get once you’ve successfully assembled it?  The larger the quantity of pieces the better right? As I stare at those 5,000 pieces dumped onto my counter top and begin sorting and flipping them over, it becomes…