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”

Stressful September

Well, I am so very excited that September is on it’s last day! I rarely write on Ruthfulness about topics that don’t relate directly to education, access and advocating for autism and early intervention.  But, we are one year in!  Happy Anniversary to Ruthfulness.  It has been a year since I started publicly sharing myContinue reading “Stressful September”

Surviving Stress and Exhaustion

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 atContinue reading “Surviving Stress and Exhaustion”

dealing with denial sometimes divorce…

because of autism/special needs. Dealing with denial is a phase that everyone and every family will experience and decide to work through or not.  When you have a child with special needs there are definitely phases that you experience in finding  your path to advocating for your child.  In most cases, one parent will workContinue reading “dealing with denial sometimes divorce…”

Happy Cry

  I had two stressful days….well, I’ve had a stressful four months. Today, when I opened my son’s folder from school there was a note from the teacher.  There is normally a note.  However, today was different.  “Max had a great day. He was able to express his needs/wants with us.”    And then I startContinue reading “Happy Cry”

mommy stress keeping you up?

WOW! Do you ever have those feelings where you are actually looking forward to going to work in the morning.  And if only it was time to be up and get ready for the day. That’s how I feel today at 2am.  I cannot sleep, I am having real mommy stress.  I had no ideaContinue reading “mommy stress keeping you up?”