Neurodiversity

I Am A Caregiver

When Lilly was born, I have became an advocate, but I wasn't prepared for it. Nine years ago, I did not know how to advocate well, and it was something that I had to learn to do. Recently when I wrote a post, I came to the realization that  I am a caregiver, not an activist! Activism is… Continue reading I Am A Caregiver

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Neurodiversity

I Am Also Neurodiverse; How It Affects Me Professionally

From a professional standpoint, I have difficulty selling myself to other people. Before I send out a request, I will email my editor and she will tweak it. It has taken me a long time to connect the dots and realize of why I have been struggling with this. At first, I thought it was for typical reasons… Continue reading I Am Also Neurodiverse; How It Affects Me Professionally

Lilly Through The Valley

Lilly Through The Valley Is Back; Just Not As A Blog

If you have been following me for a while you would remember that I used to blog under Lilly Through The Valley. The blog was a bit different then this one in the sense well I only had one child and often I would blog about our early intervention plans. It was more faith based and… Continue reading Lilly Through The Valley Is Back; Just Not As A Blog

Medical Mom · Neurodiversity

Therapeutic Horseback Ridding; Our Story

A few weeks ago on my personal Facebook page, a memory came up from three years ago. It was Lilly riding our former "therapeutic" miniature horse. I sat there for a good five minutes watching her riding unassisted, (no spotters on either side of her) with an adult leading her around. Her core was strong and she was… Continue reading Therapeutic Horseback Ridding; Our Story

Christian Living · Mommy Hacks · Mommy Life

Key Benefits Of Stepping Back This Summer

At the beginning of summer I wrote a post called The New Baseline explaining where Lilly was a year later from her PICU stay. The conclusion was that we needed to work on some mental health issues to be able to move forward with other areas of life. To accomplish this, I had to step back from… Continue reading Key Benefits Of Stepping Back This Summer

Mommy Hacks · Mommy Life

Free Ultimate Weekly Planner: For Children With Disabilities

At the beginning of August, I was reflecting on last year's school year. Thinking about this year,  I could feel the anxiety rising inside me. I was freaking out because in my brain,  I have so much information about Lilly, and expressing her needs to others can be difficult.  In Lilly's daily life, there can be up to six other caregivers besides me.  It… Continue reading Free Ultimate Weekly Planner: For Children With Disabilities

Medical Mom · Mommy Life

My Thoughts On #EndAutismNow and the word #Epidemic

Today I am talking about something that has always rubbed me the wrong way; the idea that we need to "end" diagnoses and that we are in an "epidemic". Whenever I see things suggesting that we need to end an epidemic related to disabilities, it makes my stomach turn. Last week a video to this… Continue reading My Thoughts On #EndAutismNow and the word #Epidemic