ABA, Emma Dalmayne, Growing up undiagnosed

Its OK Not to Be OK, Especially On Mother’s Day

Not everyone has a great relationship with their parents and that's ok. It's hard to love yourself as a parent when you had some pretty bad ones growing up and you grew up in a toxic environment and I want you to know it's ok not to be ok. I did not have the best… Continue reading Its OK Not to Be OK, Especially On Mother’s Day

Autistic History, Disability History

Autistic History: Willowbrook State School (MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING)

Willowbrook was a  New York state funded asylum that front itself as a school for the developmentally disabled that was established in the 1930's. It was a complex of buildings that housed adults and children who were developmentally disabled. It was located in Staten Island, a borough of New York City. In this institution, the… Continue reading Autistic History: Willowbrook State School (MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING)

ADHD, Diabetes, Disabled Parenting

Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Story of J, D and A

Child abuse comes in all different forms. Child abuse looks like some things that one might not think of. J, D and A are my brothers and sister in law that my husband and I have custody of due to abuse at home and abuse in foster care. My husband and the children share the… Continue reading Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Story of J, D and A

ABA, Disabled Parenting

Firing Your Kids Should Never be an Option

Anyone who meets me and sees how I parent will tell you that I am big on life skills. I want my kids to know how to take care of themselves. When I went off to college, I didn't even know how to do my laundry. My college roommate taught me. I do not want… Continue reading Firing Your Kids Should Never be an Option