Sydney really enjoys cheerleading. Her gym has been such a blessing. They have embraced the cheerabilities team and support them 100% at competitions. I’m always overcome with emotions when Syd competes. She looks like all of the other girls. You don’t see autism, you see Sydney. I’m not sure if I was an emotional wreck … More Oh No, Not A Daddy Daughter Dance
When Sydney was younger she called her seizures “the monsters”. She would tell me the monsters were coming before the actual seizure happened. Sydney’s seizure occurred at night and I thought she was having bad nightmares at first. After many videos and journaling her doctor diagnosed her with epilepsy. Autism has us on high alert … More She Called Them The Monsters
I had someone ask me the other day “Where’s Harrison?” I’m not sure if this was like a Where’s Waldo question or not. Before they could explain what they meant, I answered their question. My posts on Instagram and Facebook are about Sydney’s Super Squad and Syd’s milestones living with autism. As well as how … More Where’s Harrison?
“Sydney doesn’t have that kind of autism like my nephew.” What kind of autism is this?” “Well, we’re originally from Detroit, Michigan and ain’t no party like a Detroit party because a Detroit party don’t stop.” Yes, someone actually made that comment to me and yes that’s how I responded because advocating and spreading awareness … More Look At This Autism
I think I hold on to everything princess because Disney Princesses was what brought Sydney back to us. Her love of being a Princess and teaching herself how to read Disney Princess books was amazing to see. When she decorated her room with princess decals and Frozen posters, I thought it was cute. She loved … More From Frozen to Paris
Once when I was younger. I remember when mommy told me that we were going to the store. I asked why we had to go right now. She said, “Because I said so.” I waited a few moments and then I asked her again. If we could wait and go to the store later. She … More Because I Said So…
We all have had a parenting fail. Some of us more than others. In the end, we are reminded of how much we love our children. And how we do all that we can to raise them to be productive citizens. I advocate for Harrison and Sydney. It has become second nature to me. For … More My Parenting Fail