It was hard to do. I had to use a word that makes me feel uncomfortable. I had to tell someone No! And I had to tell them no more than once because they didn’t believe me the first time I said it. Saying no was so empowering. I felt like a three year old … More I Had To Say No
Therapy is often taboo in the black community. We go to church not therapists or at least that is what we were told when growing up. Seeing a therapist was a sign of weakness because you were supposed to take your burdens to The Lord in prayer, not to the man while lying on a … More That’s Why You Need Therapy
Don’t get me wrong pumpkins are nice, but I like sweet potato pie better. Fall is great for football. I love football, the college games and especially when The Detroit Lions win! The season of Fall and I don’t get along. All that pumpkin spice this and that. The smell of a pumpkin candle makes … More Falling In Love With Fall
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
I struggle with my facial expressions lately. I can just feel my eyes rolling and my mouth twisting to the side. Whatever I’m thinking just magically appears on my face. Then I struggle to put on a fake smile and wonder to myself which is worst? This fake smile that people know is fake or … More Poker Face
I know that I could write a blog about all of my coworkers at school. They have all touched me in a different way. Many will joke and say “Brooke, that’s a blog topic right there.” “Brooke did I make the blog?” Some will say, “Please don’t blog about this Brooke.” Since I’ve been back … More And Then There’s Jenny From The Block!
When I woke up in the middle of the night. I thought I had been kidnapped. I’m used to Sydney singing and waking me up and even though I was without my children. I still woke up at 4:30 am. Sydney really has me on a good schedule. 😊 I’m in New York for two … More Going To NYC With Five Loaves And A Few Fish
I called on Jesus so much on Wednesday. I’m sure He doesn’t want to hear from me again until Thanksgiving! Wednesday our family accomplished major victories. You can never plan enough for autism and I learned that sometimes all of my planning makes things worse. I thought back to last year when Sydney and I … More Jesus Take The Ferris Wheel And The Waffle Fries
Back to school time is quickly approaching. I wish the month of October would move as quickly as August is moving!!! Just saying. Woe is me, I have already had my back to school nightmares which get more bizarre each year I teach. I’m blessed to have summer vacation and if I complain about going … More #getyateachon That’s My Next Book!!!!
We do it every year, we make a wish when we blow out the candles on our birthday cake. As a child we may have wished for a dog, or a pony. As adults we might wish to win the lottery. You might have a wish that you are holding in your heart. You might … More A Dream Starts As A Wish