About Me

“I am a mother, raising two perfect children in an imperfect world.”

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in private practice in the Midwest working with children and families with various developmental, behavioral and mental health issues. I am also the mother of 2 boys with various and varying levels of developmental and learning disabilities.  They couldn’t be any different and while each have their unique challenges they also each have their unique strengths. Though I didn’t plan on it, sometimes I find the raw beauty in the honesty of both living and working “in the field”. This does not make me a special mom. It does however make parenting more of a challenge and stimulates a part of me that I did not know existed. Sort of like running through water. You go much slower, get out of breath easier and once you are in too deep sometimes you just have to turn back. But in the end, you are in much better shape than where you started.

FEATURED ARTICLES:

HUFFINGTON POST

Why You Should Be Struggling with the Idea of Medicaid as a “Handout”

When is School Choice Not Really a Choice?

THE MIGHTY

That Time I Blogged for 26 Days for Autism Awareness Month

For The People Afraid to Ask Questions About My Child With a Disability

The Saturday Night Live Skit That Nailed the Issue With Those Viral Disability Stories

To The Wendy’s Cashier Who Gave My Son Lunch With a Side of Hope

BIRDHOUSE FOR AUTISM

How to Make Halloween Inclusive for All Abilities

THE MOTHER SHIP

The Days It’s About Me: The Dirty Secret of Taking a Break

SAMMICHES AND PSYCHMEDS

Mama Villagers Please Put Down Your Torches This Year

Momma Told Me There’d Be Boobs Like This

BLUNTMOMS

My Autistic Kid Swears Like a Trucker

BREAK THE PARENTING MOLD

6 Tips on Keeping Special Ed Parents from Becoming Difficult Parents