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!”

We are going back to school

Hi, from Florida! Florida has been in the news a lot lately regarding the political decision to force schools to open up brick and mortar.  Let’s be clear; this is public schools and I’m a public school teacher that will be sending my children to school this August.   I will be sending my children toContinue reading “We are going back to school”

Check out this reading program

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 educationContinue reading “Check out this reading program”

Ruthfulness released on Amazon

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. AmazonContinue reading “Ruthfulness released on Amazon”

A letter to Jace’s mom

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.YouContinue reading “A letter to Jace’s mom”

Did you move your elf on the shelf?

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?”

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 Birthday!

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!”

A Letter to Myself

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”

Enjoy the Journey

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 oneContinue reading “Enjoy the Journey”