Monday Affirmation with KP

This week’s affirmation invites us to examine our lives and determine which connections no longer serve us, if they ever did. The next step involves an equally difficult task: disconnecting from those relationships. There are so many reasons people remain in dysfunctional relationships. It can seem impossible to undo what can be years of attachment.…

Special Needs Parent Appreciation Month

August is Special Needs Parent Appreciation Month. I would like to take this opportunity to shout out my hubby Paul Pruden Jr for being a great special needs parent. He’s not a perfect guy or a perfect parent. That’s not what this post is about. Team Pruden has had to contend with 2 issues, autism…

Unnecessary Fruit

Sometimes we need hard times to happen in our lives. We can be like a tree bent over with over ripe fruit; becoming overburdened with people, places, things and feelings that no longer serve us. Trials will clear out the unnecessary and clear the way for true growth. Don’t be afraid when your “tree” is…

Preparation is Key 🔑

On our autism journey, we have learned that preparation is a key component to success. I asked Aaron to do a little grocery shopping today. Over time, we have developed a game plan to help Aaron have successful community outings. In this instance, Aaron’s grocery shopping was successful because we were able to: ✅ Create…

Structure in an Autism Family

Upon first glance, this looks like any shelf you may see in any laundry room. But if you look closer, there is an order here that works for Team Pruden. Early on, we learned that in order for Aaron to live a more peaceful environment, life had to be predictable. I know, life has surprises.…

Monday Affirmation- KP Edition

Today’s affirmation is right on time for KP. I have learned during my journey that adversity presents with it a life lesson; I will not be released from the trial until I learn the lesson. In this season, I am learning to engage in complete rest. I am learning to be more in tune with…

My Struggle, Your Peace

Picture it…… My hubby, Paul, and I were newly married with a baby on the way, just 22 years old. All we knew was we were in love and having a baby. Two years after this pic was taken, Autism arrived on the scene and EVERYTHING changed for us. Twenty plus years ago, a lot…

Create Your Village and Go!

I often refer to my family as a team. People have wondered aloud to me, “I don’t see you guys socialize with a lot of folks.” If I surmise that the inquiring person is not being sarcastic (because sometimes people are), I explain our decision. Early on in Aaron’s life, while we were met with…

Find Your Village

For fellow autism parents with more than one child…. Most folks know the story, but for those that don’t… My second son, Moo, is my faith baby. I was scared to death when I found out I was pregnant with him. I didn’t think I would be able to give him the attention he needed…