• Books,  Faith,  Friendship,  Therapeutic Parenting

    Learning to Listen: Mental Illness

    Autism has changed me.  Mossy has changed me.  And for the better.  How could this child, who cuddled with me and played so cheerfully with animals, change on a dime with rage? Screaming, yelling, cussing, thrashing his body…. all over as small of an issue as eating a healthy snack or taking a shower. Through therapy, coping skills coaching, and a rigid routine, we would make progress.  Then an upcoming vacation, birthday, or school break would send us into a tailspin backwards.  I would break the bedtime routine and let Mossy stay up late to finish a movie with me, and then he wouldn’t go to bed without a fight.…

  • Family

    A Daughter’s Love

    My dear friends, I want to introduce you to my sweet and spicy thirteen year old, Ginger. She is a gifted writer, weaving creativity and beauty together in profoundly touching ways. Ginger has given me permission to share this incredibly…

  • Blog,  Faith,  Family

    Dear January 2020

    The bad news is so shocking and such a blow. It’s real, it’s big, there is so much loss, it blows a punch. It’s unpredictable news, but the feelings from it are...well...predictable. The good news, on the other hand, is…

  • Books,  Faith,  Family,  Friendship

    Stepping Out Spring

    In this post, I want to share about the renewal of my spirit that has occurred while sheltering in place with my family. The abrupt change of pace has provided the white space for many of us to contemplate our…