I took the playground back!

Last week I had it out at the playground; I had enough and I don’t care if I came across like a Karen! I took the playground back! The neighborhood playground was locked for over two months from Covid-19.  When it opened back up my kids were so excited.  We went a few times whenContinue reading “I took the playground back!”

5 things to never say…

to a parent with a child who has autism   As a parent of a child who has autism, let me give everyone a few tips on what not to say.  As parents, we live in a unique world surrounded by really amazing people and our child.  The way we live and the choices weContinue reading “5 things to never say…”

Announcement for The Real Deal of Parenting

I’m so excited to announce that I will be blogging for The Real Deal of Parenting. I have followed this blog and its author Regan Long for years. She has great articles and parenting perspectives. I love her writing with its honest truth and humor.  Follow the Real Deal of Parenting on Facebook and IGContinue reading “Announcement for The Real Deal of Parenting”

To My Son’s Teacher on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day I was about to write my son’s teacher a note for Valentine’s day and send it to her.  Then I realized that I have taken on a role in my life to be open about our journey so, I’ve decided to share what I have to say to my son’s teacher withContinue reading “To My Son’s Teacher on Valentine’s Day”

Tampa Bay Morning Blend Interview

I had such a great time meeting and talking with the hosts and staff at the Morning Blend. Huge thanks to the amazing publisher, Tara Richter for everything she has done to help me share my message of hope to others. Morning Blend Ruthfulness clip

You’re not alone

My message to you for 2019. As 2019 brings several huge events and major achievements, I want to focus on what I want others to know and learn from Ruthfulness this year.  This year, my story and journey of early intervention and autism will be published.  I’ve had to reread and relive the pain ofContinue reading “You’re not alone”

October is the month my son became verbal

Happy Anniversary to language! A year ago, my 5 year old (soon to turn 6) became verbal!  It’s been a year since we’ve seen a huge jump in language and speech.  I remember the days of one sound/syllable and so much quiet time from him.  I remember the blank looks on his face and theContinue reading “October is the month my son became verbal”

Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child

As we prepare for back to school in August.  We need to start thinking about how we want this school year to go in comparison to the previous or the multiple years prior.  Each year, whether in public or private school, students have a new teacher and often an entire new team of teachers.   TheContinue reading “Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child”

Moms, does it get any easier?

Does it get any easier raising and fighting for a child that has special needs? From my veteran fighting moms….please tell me it does! In my recent experience this school year, shifting from public to private, I would say that it is not easier; it is different. Ways it changed: no more IEP meetings noContinue reading “Moms, does it get any easier?”

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all those mom’s who advocate for their children! Keep going, keep fighting and be proud of the mom you have become.  We need you and your family needs you to keep working for a better life for your child and all the children and families that will come after you.  TheContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day”