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!”

Happy Birthday!

to me! I had a birthday Sunday and I’d love for you to share and follow my blog, social media pages and book as a gift for me! website: ruthfulness.com Facebook page: facebook.com/ruthfulness Instagram account: ruthfulnessblog Twitter: ruthfulnessblog Book on Amazon I am also a contributing writing onThe Real Deal of Parenting; so check outContinue reading “Happy Birthday!”

Success with autism during Covid19 home school

While most parents struggle with work and home school, my son with autism has excelled. Here’s how… We are all in very unprecedented times during the pandemic of corona virus how we adapt and cope can make huge differences for children. I have been working from home since March as a teacher and my threeContinue reading “Success with autism during Covid19 home school”

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”

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”

Marriage and Autism

The topic of marriage is always a discussion that leads to statistic rates and normally includes a discussion of divorce.  I have written about divorce, autism and denial before and understand the reality that divorce is far too common among couples who have a child with autism or special needs child. I recently read inContinue reading “Marriage and Autism”

The Greener Grass

The grass is greener on the other side… the perspective and belief that what others have is better than your situation.   How often you have these thoughts?   Confession.  I do have these thoughts in relation to my life.  It most certainly always relates to my special needs child and our family.  I don’tContinue reading “The Greener Grass”

Ultimate Guide to Advocating

At my last IEP meeting I received a compliment from the compliance specialist in the district.   She has been in every IEP meeting this school year!  We had four meetings this year and she told me,   “I just want to thank you for being so thorough, detail oriented and prepared for each andContinue reading “Ultimate Guide to Advocating”

It’s working!!!!

So, I am proud to say that “IT”S WORKING!!!” It’s been a long 4-5 months but the changes that have been put into place are working!  School, private speech, private OT, social skills class and home are all on the same page.  Every adult that assists Max has commented in the last 6 days howContinue reading “It’s working!!!!”