It's better than ABC Mouse. Yup. That's right. It is better than ABC Mouse. This online program has helped my son with autism get basic reading skills he lacks due to his Developmental disabilities. He didn't speak until six and he didn't start to try to write independently until eight. So, in all his education … Continue reading Check out this reading program
My published story about how we navigated the early intervention system, suffered hardships, accepted autism and overcame so many struggles. We have become a family that stands for education, access and advocacy. I want you to know that you are not alone on your journey as a parent with a child on the spectrum. Amazon … Continue reading Ruthfulness released on Amazon
Dear Jace's mom (or dad), Hi, I'm Max's mom, I wanted to write to you to introduce myself and thank you for your son's friendship. I know that we don't know each other and our paths don't cross but for the first time in my son's life he is talking about a friend at home.You … Continue reading A letter to Jace’s mom
only a few more nights! for me.... I never moved the elf in the house! I never had an elf in the house! Why I don't elf on the shelf.... I have enough commitments- this time of year is one of my favorites because of how it is traditionally centered around family and kids. … Continue reading Did you move your elf on the shelf?
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 no … Continue reading Moms, does it get any easier?
Dear Maximus, Happy Birthday! You have changed my life forever. Not only did you make me a mother but you made me the most determined mother to fight for you and create a vehicle to continue growing to advocate for others. You are more than you know and will be greater than what others expect. … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
Dear Ruth, It's been a real tough journey over the last year and three years. You have hung in there well but you cannot keep this pace. Ruth, you are so strong and Max is so lucky to have you fight for him. At times, I didn't know if you or I would make it; … Continue reading A Letter to Myself
I've been working on a big project for Ruthfulness and I was reviewing my summer from 2015! It was definitely a summer full of sun and fun. It was also a summer that had some very memorable experiences to add to my journey. Great decisions, good decisions and bad decisions all packaged up into one … Continue reading Enjoy the Journey
Today, I needed a clone! I needed another person to meet all the responsibilities on my list. Yesterday, I knew that I needed to step back, breathe, and set my priorities. I also realized that I needed to get some things or some people into the "box". Yesterday, I started getting a migraine at … Continue reading Surviving Stress and Exhaustion
Dear life, I didn't see this one coming! But, I laugh and smile. You see life, you have a way of making things come full circle. Back in the good `ole days, before kids and husbands; I would spend A LOT of time with some very cool women that are great friends. They would have … Continue reading life as a mother to a son with autism