About Me

“Full hands, full hearts!”

I am the lady who leaves a sea of bewildered people staring in my chaotic wake. With 4 kids under age 10, one with high functioning autism, and a pair of twin four year olds, we do NOTHING quietly! My life may not look effortless, and my house is certainly never clean, but I refuse to let our challenges limit us!

When my middle son was diagnosed with high functioning autism in June 2011, four months after the birth of our twins, it rocked my world. Coming to terms with his diagnosis has tested my will, my faith and my intelligence. In what may seem like a curse to some, I have found the red string that connects us all. I see the world differently now. I am forever changed.

His “disability” has been the great equalizer for me. It forced me to accept my flaws, my limitations and my messy house for what it is. Some things can’t be changed right now… I’m just along for the ride.

I’m proud to be a hands-on Mom and I am as down-in-the-trenches as they come. Our youngest son, the little guy smacking himself in the face in the picture below, was thought to have Cerebral Palsy for the first 2 years of his life. After much therapy and numerous evaluations, he no longer has the diagnosis. We are taking things day by day and have quickly realized that labels aren’t definitions. Anything is possible.

I have the best husband in the world. He takes care of all of us (and will run out at any hour to feed my ice cream addiction!)

These are my musings on life as I see it. It may not be glamorous, but I have learned that anything in life worth having never comes easy.

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16 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and I love it… I’m so thankful for people (especially fellow mommas) who take life as it comes, acknowledge that things aren’t perfect, and help others along the way. Thanks for writing such great posts – Looking forward to following along!

  2. I hear you loud and clear and admire your positive thoughts. As all children have a life of challenges ahead, yet our beautiful beings on the spectrum deserve to know They are different in a good way and every bit as important in what they think, say and do to add value to our lives, thanks for the uplifting post.

  3. Happy to have connected with you. My six-year-old daughter is autistic, and I also have a 15-year-old son (who is not on the spectrum). Looking forward to your posts, and please feel free to reach out if you need some support. 🙂

  4. Hey there! a blog that i am admin of ( http://asdcommunity1.wordpress.com/ ) is compiling a list of “Awesome Autism Blogs”. It is basically a directory of blogs by about Autism and/or blogs by Autistic People. I think your blog is great, and we would love to include it on the list. If you want to be on the list, please respond to this comment. all the best!

  5. I am so glad I found your blog! This journey with my son has rocked my world too. My son just turned 3 and is nonverbal. He has signs of Apraxia, SPD and Autism but not enough to diagnose. We recently found out that his social skills are too high to put him on the spectrum. It doesn’t make life any easier though. It’s an emotional roller coaster. I love how you said that you are in the trenches as a mom. That’s exactly how I describe myself. So happy I found you!

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