The Most Difficult Lesson I’ve Had To Learn: Letting Go Is Hard To Do
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The Most Difficult Lesson I’ve Had To Learn: Letting Go Is Hard To Do

“I’m stuck, Mommy!“ My youngest looked down at me from the top of the tree, paralyzed with fear, clinging to the one branch he was sure would hold him. “Honey, if you got up there, you can get back down,” I said. “No,” he cried. “You don’t understand. I can’t let go. I can’t do…

This Is What Happens When Your Child Has Both Medical And Behavioral Health Diagnoses
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This Is What Happens When Your Child Has Both Medical And Behavioral Health Diagnoses

I hung up the phone and felt a familiar sense of dread. “We have a diagnosis. It explains everything and I am so sorry it took us all so long to figure it out for him,” the doctor had said. I could hear my son in the other room and tried to talk myself calm. …

What Special Needs Moms Know About Doctors and Therapies
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What Special Needs Moms Know About Doctors and Therapies

I sat with her, desperate for information and scared of what she might say. It was two weeks before my appointment with the developmental pediatrician. Two weeks before I would hear the words ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’ applied to my son. Two weeks before our lives changed. I had asked her to meet me for coffee….