It’s Okay Not To Be Ok

I am exhausted. I am tired. I am weary. I am struggling. These words are hard to write, hard to see on my phone screen, hard to experience. These words are also liberating, comforting, and exhilarating. They are my words, so let me explain. 2020 came in like a flood. Our family experienced a significant…

Tuesday Convo With My Creator

Many times we will pray for things like patience, endurance, more responsibility, success, etc. But we don’t realize what we pray for will more than likely require times of difficulty and trials. I was reminded of this principle this morning while praying. I smiled sheepishly as I reflected on a recent prayer request; I should’ve…

Autism and Spiritual Awareness – KP Writes

Aaron and Me: Our Journey on the Spectrum, is a perfect way to explain autism to young children. Bryant’s brother, Aaron, has Aspergers, a form of autism. But autism doesn’t keep Aaron from being an awesome big brother. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Visit my link, bit.ly/aaronandme, to purchase your copy today! Looking for a peaceful way to start…

Grief and the Holidays

November has been a tough month for me, biopsychosocialspiritually. But lately, I’ve noticed (courtesy of my Facebook memories) that November has traditionally been a rough month for me for quite a while. I put my therapist hat on immediately and attempted to figure out the source of my distress. My answer, or possible answer, hit…

Monday Affirmation With KP

If you’re a “Type A” personality like yours truly, you can run through life, working towards goals, checking off items on your “To Do” lists, and feeling like a superwoman. While being productive and working hard has its place, if we don’t allow God to work in out lives according to His will and plan,…

Confessions of an Autism/ADHD Mom

Since 1996, when my oldest son initially lost his ability to speak, I became a case manager of sorts: monitoring, linking, and ensuring that Aaron has what he needs to be happy and productive. When I became pregnant for the second time, I prayed for a “normal” child, one that would not experience so many…

KP’s Wellness Journey Continues

Last week, I was wearing a hoodie, gloves and sweatpants. This week, I have to pull my summer walking gear back out! This weather is inconsistent, but I have to stay consistent with this regimen. I am so proud to say I didn’t gain any weight this weekend! Weekends are my Kryptonite. I am the…

Monday Affirmation With KP

Our society celebrates “hustle”, “ambition”, “drive”, etc. Shoot, I was raised on hustle and appreciate it myself! However,we have fallen out of balance. Now, we feel “less than” if we’re not constantly doing something. This week’s affirmation invites us to just “BE.” It’s ok to, as our grandmas used to say, “sat down” and rest.…

Ham Steaks and Independence- Life Inside A Spectrum Family

I walked by my kitchen sink Thursday morning and spotted the usual item lying within it: a frozen ham steak. I smiled and kept walking. A little later I went back and snapped a pic. While many may look at this piece of meat and see just that, a piece of delicious pork, I see…