Balancing life as a single mom and entrepreneur

Balancing life as a single mom and entrepreneur

I wish that I had advice for single moms…. balance, and entrepreneur life. I do not have much to say other than I need help. I am burnt out, I am tired.  I beat myself up day in and day out, am I doing what’s best for Antonio? Am I taking time for myself? Am [...]

Questions to ask at IEP meetings

Questions to ask at IEP meetings

As a mother to a special needs son, I know how hard an iep meeting can be. It can be frustrating and stressful day in and day out, year after year.   Here’s some questions to ask each year (or whenever renewal is up for an IEP evaluation).  What are your goals?What is the child’s strengths [...]

The one thing every single mom needs

The one thing every single mom needs

I used to have a security system in my house but the fees were annoying and I did not care for it much. There were too many bells and whistles.  I had some strange visits during the holiday season and felt like I needed to secure myself and my son more. I realized I needed something [...]

How to explain to your friends and family your son is nonverbal

How to explain to your friends and family your son is nonverbal

Whenever I go somewhere new, and they say hi to my son, I have to explain “he is non-verbal.” We will either try to say hi vocally or with his device. He is getting better with words, that is for sure. However, it still can be challenging because after that they might want to have [...]

Four-year-old autism wins 

Four-year-old autism wins 

The best thing about having an autistic kid is that they have such different goals and milestones than a normal child. It used to bother me when I saw kids his age doing things that he could not do, but now I see things so differently. I am so proud of this boy and how [...]

The Journey of A Non-verbal Four Year Old.

The Journey of A Non-verbal Four Year Old.

Every time I hear my son make a new noise I cry a little bit  I’m so proud of that kid and how determined he is. Ask anyone and they would agree that he is the hardest working determine kid ever.  No doubt. I work hard to get him to communicate verbally. Even when he [...]

Chores For a Four-year Autistic Child

Chores For a Four-year Autistic Child

Since being put on lockdown I have had my autistic son home with me 24-7. At first, I was quite upset about him being home simply because he was doing so well in his ABA program and it took so long to get to where we are today. I did not know how he would [...]

How to Protect Yourself At All Times

How to Protect Yourself At All Times

Since going through a divorce, I have realized that I need to be able to cover myself and my family. I needed to step up mentally for myself and my son. I do not trust anyone, right now, and don’t know if I ever will again. When I say mentally, what I mean is change [...]