Let me start off by saying I really do love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. This year will be hard celebrating Thanksgiving without my Grandma Bertha but I know she’s watching us from heaven. Sydney loves all holidays and loves to decorate. Our tradition was always to put our tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving … More Don’t Ask Questions Just Go Get The Christmas Tree
I wish it was that easy to throw a flag on the field after a bad call when I’m navigating autism. There are no rules. I think we make them up as we go. Each family has their own set of rules so don’t go trying to enforce our rules on another family. It doesn’t … More I’m Throwing A Flag On The Field
This was Saturday I was ready for the weekend. I just knew I was looking cute!!! Fast forward to yesterday I looked like a chipmunk with a swollen face, bags under my eyes from crying and my anxiety at the highest. My last two wisdom teeth needed to come out and I was walking around … More I Was Looking Cute!
If you know me I have a slight obsession with The Royal Family. I love seeing the children, the weddings all of it. Today, I have a new respect for The Duchess. I admire her for keeping it real! Many people were upset that she wasn’t going to come outside to show off their baby … More Thanks Meghan
I may have played the race card once or twice. It wasn’t what you think. I didn’t use my blackness to get admitted into school, ask for special treatment or to scream racism. It was when I was with friends and they wanted to rent a plane for skydiving and I had to remind them … More Playing The Autism Card
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