Walking In Quicksand: How Autism Challenges Success

Walking In Quicksand: How Autism Challenges Success

I recently discovered Ashlyn Washngton’s blog, Walking in Quicksand, and it’s brilliant. I am grateful to her for letting me share her post by the same name. I think it is the perfect sentiment to wrap up Autism Awareness Month. As the world turns off the...
Parents: Trust Your Instincts!

Parents: Trust Your Instincts!

Fellow autism mom Cathy Jameson does it again. Last year she shared her son Ronan’s story here. Cathy is an amazing writer and I am thrilled that she wrote this piece for me. But even more than that, I am awed and inspired by her tireless devotion to help other...
Want To Know Why Marcia’s Mad As Hell?

Want To Know Why Marcia’s Mad As Hell?

Marcia Hinds is an author, speaker, and an awesome autism warrior mama. She successfully recovered her son Ryan from autism. She wrote an amazing book, I Know You’re In There, detailing Ryan’s recovery journey. You can read Ryan’s story, in his own...
Autism UNawareness Month?

Autism UNawareness Month?

I was so excited to kick-off my autism guest blog series this month with a story of hope and recovery. I cannot think of a better way to conclude it than with a story of hope for a sea change, for truth and justice for our children. And there is no one better to tell...
A Luminary Lexicon

A Luminary Lexicon

Today is National Great Poetry Reading Day. In honor, I am posting the poem that Jen submitted with her earlier guest blog post. So, immerse yourself in all things poetic and reflect on life’s journey and YOUR journey, and enjoy the poetry of Zen Jen. A Luminary...
Do We Have To Fight Each Other?

Do We Have To Fight Each Other?

Today’s guest blogger, Lisa Ann Pitts, tackles the “Mommy Wars” autism-style with her amazing wit, humor, and spunk. We moms all need to support each other, and this goes doubly for autism moms. Our challenges are too great to waste time judging the...
Feelin’ Guru V – Zen Jen’s Cascadia Epiphany

Feelin’ Guru V – Zen Jen’s Cascadia Epiphany

All autism parents feel hopeless and depressed sometimes, even my most-zen friend Jen. But Jen is better than anyone I’ve ever met at seeing the true beauty in everything. Her guest post is a reminder that if we remember to take care of ourselves, focus on our passion...
Not Forever

Not Forever

I met Elizabeth Vesely in 2011 at a training retreat for The Son-Rise Program. It was immediately apparent that Elizabeth was fiercely determined and motivated by her deep faith and intense love for her family. A true fellow warrior mother! Through the years,...
GFCFSF Diet for Autism – Check! So, Now What?

GFCFSF Diet for Autism – Check! So, Now What?

I love today’s guest post by Rae Dawn, who is a fellow autism mom, TACA volunteer, and blogger and one of my personal friends. Most families affected by autism hear about taking gluten, casein, and soy out of their child’s diet (also known as the GFCFSF...
She’s Growing Up: A Change of Plans

She’s Growing Up: A Change of Plans

I “met” Monica Bruno in a blogging group that had nothing to do with autism. Autism only came up because we were talking about shared pinterest boards or something. She said that, like me, she also had a child with autism. It wasn’t a large group. I...

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