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Preparing For Your Next IEP Meeting

Own your power. You’re your child’s home-team and school team leader, embrace that role. Gratitude and a positive attitude can go a long way.

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Reflections on Being Asian in a Hostile World

I want to be talking to you about something that has been a very intense experience for myself, and collectively as the Asian community. And so, the other day I actually went to an Asian market (this was my first time going to this grocery store after an Asian elderly couple was attacked in that […]

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Self Care for Special Needs Moms

Although a mindful lifestyle can mean many things, the basic idea behind mindfulness is to turn your attention inward and truly reflect on your life, your thoughts, and your emotions. It means slowing down and being mindful of the things you do. It means being mindful of your thoughts and living an intentional life.  To help you get started on your mindfulness journey, here are 10 mindfulness exercises you can include in your morning and evening routines. Special needs parenting comes with its own set of morning surprises, but my hope is that these simple practices will help you bring more peace and calm into an otherwise chaotic morning (or evening).

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Years ago… When our son was first diagnosed with Autism—this was before the DSM change—and when children weren’t being evaluated as young as they are now—he was diagnosed at 2.5. Our son is now 14. I bought into the belief that our son needed a cure—because I linked all of his challenges—poop smearing, aggressive behavior, […]

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My morning routine has evolved. Just like most things, it’s changed to match the season I’m in. Very few things in life are permanent, and that’s a good thing.  You want to lean into the season you’re in, not fight against it.  Here’s what my current morning routine looks like, and what will most likely […]

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My son had a meltdown that triggered my stress response. I took that one isolated incident and went into future-casting. If you’re not familiar with future-casting, it went something like this: what’s going to happen to my son when I die… what if we both die… who would care for him? Would he be okay? […]

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I hope that you take time to savor, and practice presence… and being present over perfect. Here’s an unofficial invitation to leaving a lighter social media footprint to make room for more messy and beautiful summer memories.

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In honor of Father’s Day, I want to shine a light on the Super Dads within our special needs community. Meet today’s Super Dad, Jason Hsieh, father of three and founder of Lakikid, where they help Empower Kids to Have A Life Full of Possibilities.

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In honor of Father’s Day, I want to shine a light on the Super Dads within our special needs community. Meet today’s Super Dad, Tim, father of two. What is your favorite thing about being a special needs dad? That our journey is different. We are a neurodivergent family: we think different, feel different, and […]

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hello!

I have two kiddos on complete ends of the spectrum-- a daughter with Aspergers and ADHD...and
a son with classic Autism, Speech Language Apraxia, & Sensory Processing Disorder.

So, I'm definitely on this journey with you. 

I’m passionate about helping other autism mamas simplify their lives, so they can experience more joy in motherhood. 

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