Six Year Old Christmas List

Six Year Old Christmas List

I know it is super EARLY to think about Christmas, but I like to get started on my shopping and so many others in my family. I usually put together a list for Antonio. He personally picks them out and lets me know what he wants from Santa.  I thought this was a great list [...]

How I Got My Nonverbal Son Talking

How I Got My Nonverbal Son Talking

My son is now six years old and is really moving mountains by increasing his speech. He has been nonverbal for most of his life. He still is considered nonverbal just because he can’t form sentences and communicate efficiently. However, he is at the stage in life right now where he is talking and repeating [...]

Happy Sixth Birthday Antonio

Happy Sixth Birthday Antonio

I literally can not believe my son is turning six today. I remember when he was born like it was yesterday.  It seems like time flew by... everyone warned me, it would go by fast. I believed them, but not this fast.  You are no longer my baby… or my baby boy… you’re now my [...]

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 [...]

Best summer dresses

Best summer dresses

It’s DRESS season!! What?? I love dress season, I don’t have to wear pants. Dress season is the best, I can throw on a quick dress and walk out the door super easy.  Here are a few of my favorite dresses that I ordered off Amazon: I ordered this one for my brother's wedding rehearsal, [...]

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 [...]