Loneliness can run deep when sitting on the floor with the little people you love using your body as a human jungle gym, or even while surrounded by a group of moms you call friends. My passion project is connecting moms with other moms, who are walking the same, often lonely, path with special needsRead more
A Promposal 15 Years in the Making
A single act of kindness may seem isolated in the moment, but kindness often paves the way for beautiful things to happen for years to come. Sometimes this beauty may not be revealed until over a decade later. At least this was the case with my daughter, Lizzie, a boy named Sam, and kindness shownRead more
The Weight of the Unknown
From the moment I heard those devastating words, “Your daughter, Lizzie, has autism,” questions loomed in the back of my mind. “Will she become a functioning adult and be able to contribute to the world?” “Would I be okay if she never left home?” I decided to find out if other parents were asking theseRead more
When I Encouraged Her, She Literally Began to Fly!
It wasn’t the bright white coat or cold, sterile environment that sent chills down my spine. It was the doctor’s life-changing words, “Your daughter has autism.” With that overwhelming diagnosis, the doctor might as well have handed me a to-do list as long as Santa’s scroll. Even if I worked every minute of every day,Read more