The only consistent thing about life is that it always changes. Nine months ago, I posted an update about how well my son has been going to school. Now, it feels like we're right back to preschool. Regressions are a hallmark of autism. Anything can bring them on. A growth spurt, a physical ailment, a … Continue reading Check In
Such a Good Dad
Today I want to share a story from six years ago. Life was pretty chaotic back then. We had an infant, a hyperactive 3-year-old with a shiny new autism diagnosis, and my husband was in school on top of working full-time. I had given up my job to become a full-time mom/therapist/administrator/advocate/taxi driver for the … Continue reading Such a Good Dad
Suicide Education for Christians
Content Warning: Depression & Suicide If you know me personally, you know that I have struggled with mental health issues for decades. I don't keep that a secret. In fact, I announce it, I slip it into conversations, and I'd scream it from rooftops if I weren't so afraid of heights. I believe with all … Continue reading Suicide Education for Christians
It's hard not to laugh maniacally at the mental image of myself dressed in spandex, crossing a metaphorical finish line with arms raised, and a crowd of people cheering me on.
In Good Time
"All in good time" is a secret timeline that no one knows for certain, and only a few have the privilege of watching play out.
Realizing that I had grown-up powers, and actually using them, was the biggest leap forward I ever took in my emotional and mental health. I share this story in hopes that it will inspire you to step forward too.
(Don’t) Repress It
I wish I could prevent everyone in the whole world from experiencing what I experience.
Moving on The Spectrum
Today marks the one-year anniversary of owning our new home. *side-eyes that last, still-unpacked box that's being used like a coffee table.*
I Did Nothing Today
Sometimes I remember life before marriage. Before kids. Before. Before: when I was out in the world doing things that count. Sometimes I miss being a person who counts."
Can We Talk About Comparing?
I think of that day at McDonalds often so I remember to be thankful, remember to be kind, and remember to not waste my time comparing.