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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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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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Here are some things I’m letting go of so I can parent my Autistic children from a place of peace and calm in the midst of chaos.

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Struggling with mental health and need some words of encouragement? Hey, sweet friends. These last few weeks have been hard on me mentally and emotionally. If you’ve been following along on IG stories, my dad was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer a little over two weeks ago, and my youngest is currently under quarantine. All […]

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Maybe you’re raising a wild one… and you have no idea how to parent him/her. As parents, oftentimes, we feel the need to take the rein. To direct and lead versus learning to trust and guide.

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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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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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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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