Tag: motherhood

  • It’s Okay to Crash

    It’s Okay to Crash

    You might crash sometimes, and it might hurt. But you don’t have to burn. Maybe you’ve been burning the wick at both ends for too long, but don’t worry–you won’t use up all your fuel. What’s fuelling you? Motivation? Inspiration? Obligation? A few weeks ago, I wrote that it was okay to breathe. I shared […]

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  • Poetry Tuesday – We Cry Together #autism #autismawareness #autismmom #autismawarenessday #redinstead #lightitupgold #autismacceptance

    I don’t cry At least I hold it in Or tell myself The wetness on my cheeks Is from the rain My son cries For both of us So many are his tears He screams Because he has no words And sometimes, neither do I. –written Dec. 2018 This poem was written as a very […]

  • Old Family Pictures & Genealogy: Our Connection to the Past

    I can still remember sitting at the dining room table in my grandma’s house and looking at old family pictures. Those days were at least 25 years ago now. When you’re a kid, time almost seems to stand still. Those Sunday afternoons at Grandma’s house seemed like they would never end. Now I cannot believe […]

  • Facing Loss and Embracing New Possibilities

    Facing Loss and Embracing New Possibilities

    Loss.  It’s a word we don’t want to hear, let alone experience.  Yet we all experience it.  We all know loss, not just of it.  Some of us have known it on a first name basis for too many years.  If we’re lucky, some of us know it only as an acquaintance for brief periods […]

  • Review of Life as a Spectrum Mom: The Ups, Downs, and Upside Downs of Parenting Autistic Kids by Karen Pellett

    I love the title of this quirky and honest book because I am also a spectrum mom. Now try saying the title fast three times while I sit back and smile. Okay, in all seriousness (or not)… Can I really take life so seriously?  Karen Pellett, despite raising not only one kiddo on the spectrum, […]

  • “Who Am I?” Asks Mom

    Note: This blog post is aimed at moms with young kids and is a throwback to a post I wrote a year ago.  Being on vacation this past week, I wasn’t able to write a new post, but I think this one is worth re-sharing. My alarm was set for seven o’clock. But it’s my […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – Luke

    He screams, terrified, angry, And tears stream down my cheeks, wet, desperate; I plead and ask what goes unanswered, And wish with dreamlike vanity for relief and release. Although his crying subsides outwardly, I often wonder if he shares in my deep inward weeping, Buried under mounds of smiles and the day’s busyness. This…this cheap […]

  • Autism – More than Just Awareness

      April is Autism Awareness Month.  Autism Speaks, an advocacy program, began back in 2005 and created Autism Awareness Month.  Every April 2, this awareness program/campaign/whatever you want to call it kicks off with buildings worldwide lit in blue, people wearing blue, and just blue, blue, blue everywhere to “light it up blue.”  This is […]

  • Blessings in Disguise – What Raising a Child with Autism Has Taught Me

      “’Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops What if Your healing comes through tears What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise” These words speak to me.  They aren’t mine, but they are powerful.  If you […]