Can’t Wait for School Break: Autism and Disney

Family photo at Epcot. We're ALMOST all looking at the camera. YAY Autism and Disney

Scholastic asked me to write this post and share our vacation planning experiences. Over the past few years, we've taken several family vacations at Disney Parks. You'd think that Autism and Disney … [Read more...]

Visiting Santa With Your Special Needs Child

This past Sunday, we were invited by Northgate Mall to take part in their Caring Santa program. The Caring Santa visit at Northgate Mall occurred before the mall opened to shoppers. Not only did … [Read more...]

Have a Special Needs Child? Caring Santa is Northgate and other Simon Malls

Thank you to Northgate Mall for inviting my family to be your guest at Caring Santa and giving us a gift card towards our photo package! One of the challenges as a parent of a special needs … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Seattle Public Schools

Even my five year old daughter knows what a fair contract is. #SPSstrike #4myteacher

On Tuesday night, my 5 year old daughter Quincy cried when I told her there would be no school on Wednesday September 9th. No first day of Kindergarten, something she was looking forward to all … [Read more...]

Normal is a Laundry Setting.

There's a reason I don't write much about my son Sebby's Autism. It comes down to one very important thing: In many ways, it's not my story to tell. It's his story. And while his diagnosis does affect … [Read more...]

4 Tips on Coping with Autism

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GNKroger #CollectiveBias Let's face it, being a parent is hard. Anyone that says … [Read more...]

How Digital Technology Helps Autism in Our Family

Digital Technology is front and center in our home. It's a valuable tool for our family and our kids are barely in elementary school. We introduced our oldest son, Sebby, to technology, or … [Read more...]

Dusty soars into theaters! Planes Fire & Rescue

Free Fire & Rescue Printables

Dusty is back! Make sure you check out these activities with everyone's favorite crop duster. Download the activities below FOR FREE! This weekend, we saw Planes: Fire & Rescue this … [Read more...]

Dear Sebby, you are an extraordinary kid!

Dear Sebby, You are an extraordinary kid. You taught yourself to read at age 2. You love your little cars, spelling and math, stickers, your kitty Milo and your brother and sister. You are the best … [Read more...]

What DOESN’T cause Autism…

I've been back and forth about writing about my kids exceptional needs on my site for months now. Ever since the CDC announced a few weeks ago that 1 in 88 children would be diagnosed with Autism, … [Read more...]

Learn about meeting milestones with @MyBabyCompass {giveaway ends 9/25}

My Baby Compass

I'm a mom to two great kids. My son, Sebby, is 3 1/2 and was recently diagonosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) my daughter, Quincy, is 14 1/2 months old. Quincy was born 7 1/2 weeks early and … [Read more...]

Actor Ed Asner Guests on “Autism America Radio” on Sept. 3 {press release}

Actor Ed Asner Guests on "Autism America Radio" LOS ANGELES, September 2, 2011 - Ed Asner will be a special guest on the popular new radio show Autism America Radio on Saturday, September 3, KTLK … [Read more...]