Special Needs

Be Still…and Stop Worry-Praying, Mom

Have you ever struggled to be still in the moment? Psalm 46:10 tells us to “Be still and know that I am God.” I’ve sung these words, recited that verse,…

Accepting A Special Needs Diagnosis

About thirteen years ago, my husband and I went on a rare date to the movies. At the time our girls were toddlers. Although we didn’t know specifics, we knew…

Autism, Meltdowns, and the Night I Almost Ran Away From Home

I found it difficult to write the words in this title. Not because they aren’t true, but because they are. Being a mom is the greatest, most fulfilling job I’ve…

Cherish Motherhood – A Tribute

The concept of “motherhood at all costs”…what one friend taught me about cherishing motherhood. Autumn grew up as the only child of a stay-at-home mom and father with a successful…

The Higher Calling of Motherhood

I recently attended a Veteran’s Day programs for both of my children. Such different experiences. Eldest played in her school’s band, smiling with her friends and clapping for each portion…

Autism: Coping With Routine Change and Socializing

Summer is a time for last-minute plans and staying up late. It’s a time to catch up with friends and to attend fun events like vacation Bible school. And it…

Pick Your Focus

Have you ever biked on a trail or gone snow-skiing? There’s a rule each novice should learn before her first trip. What you focus on picks your path. If you…

The Piano Interview

After years of focusing on basic life and academic skills with two of my children, who have some developmental challenges, we have now arrived at the middle school years. One…

Grace Even in the Angry Room

Have you ever been angry at God? As difficult as it is to admit, I’ve been angry at God, especially in my journey as a mom. The other day, I…

Getting the Chores Done

I have a confession. I stink at chores. Getting them done and assigning them to my kids. Once upon a time, I was Glenda Good Housekeeper, but these days I’m…

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