My name is Kelly Davis. I am a wife and the mother of 3 wonderful children. I enjoy spending time with my family and I really enjoy working out every day! It is the BEST stress reliever. Our family is also Disney obsessed! For the past 28 years our family has been on a journey… Continue reading Featured Autism Story: Steven and His Mother, Kelly
Blogging in the world of social media has connected me to many amazing people dedicated to raising and supporting children and adults on the spectrum. Dana, is no exception. To say I am inspired is an understatement. I started following an Instagram account, Autism In Real Life , a few months ago and quickly realized… Continue reading Real Autism: Dana, and her brother, Robert
Often it is difficult for people to connect with others who are experiencing a life similar to yours. I hope that through my blog entries, you can feel more connected and less isolated. Parents of children with special needs are often neglected with regards to self care. We forget to take care of ourselves. I believe that when we share our experiences with another person whose life is similar, hope spreads. In my experience, if I am not connecting, I fall apart. For me, it is an absolute necessity to connect with others. I need to know that others feel the way I feel. Otherwise, I feel isolated and become depressed.
Being a stay at home mom when the boys were babies was probably the most exciting and exhausting time in my life. I had 3 scrumptious baby boys under the age of 4 1/2. I was delighted. I was sleep deprived. I was in love times 3. My sons were so adorable that I wanted… Continue reading My Hands Aren’t Full, My Heart Is
Three years ago, my youngest son nearly died from ingesting peanut butter at school. None of us knew he had any food allergies. I'm grateful it happened at school because the nurse had an epi-pen and she saved his life. Days after this trauma, we brought him to an Allergist and we discovered he had… Continue reading Autism, Allergies & Celiac Disease
Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued- when they can give and receive without judgement. ~Brene Brown
Experience how it feels to have Autism
"They are like shooting stars dancing in his wake. It is a dance they know with out rehearsing. They sparkle and shine , and I wonder how I got so lucky. "
What could have been a huge disappointment today, was not. My son, once again, showed us just how thirsty he is to exist comfortably in this big and often scary world.
The morning we planned a family trip to NYC and didn't think it through. Oops! We forgot our son had autism.... how we scrambled to try and make it work....did we? read and find out!