KPs Wellness Journey, Pre Summer Update

So….. I had a doc appointment today. I haven’t been doing the best as far as my meds and water, so I knew my numbers would be WAY out of wack. I made up in my mind even before my appointment that I would give myself 90 days to get myself together. My PA Nat…

Special Needs Dads Rock!

Special needs dads are the silent heroes of our world. They are rarely given the credit they are due for their hard work, sacrifice, and unflinching love they have for their children. Paul Pruden Jr is our special needs dad extraordinaire. As a father to one son with autism and one son with ADHD, his…

How To Remain Emotionally Stable During The Holidays

The holidays, shoot, our lives period, are different this year. Look below to gather some tips to remain emotionally stable during this season…. It’s perfectly okay to acknowledge your feelings. Do not attempt to bury them. Even if you’re not able to physically see your friends/family, schedule some virtual time with them. Stay connected. You…

IEP Whisperer

Are you a parent, teacher, mental health professional or other interested party who feels anxious when you hear the term “IEP”? Would you benefit from someone sharing IEP wisdom or reviewing your child’s/client’s/student’s IEP? Trust me. I understand your angst. As the mom of a son on the autism spectrum, IEP/IEP meetings were not my…

Celebrating Autism Awareness Through Children’s Literature

Thank you Wanda Roberts for allowing me to read my book Aaron and Me: Our Journey on the Spectrum, in her Writer’s Rock! Reader’s Group. If you have little ones and need an age appropriate way to explain autism, consider purchasing my book. It not only teaches what autism is, but also teaches young people…

Moo, Code Switching, Microaggressions, and the African American Experience

  This morning, my youngest son Bryant, nicknamed "Moo", had his initial interview to be considered for participation in the Governor's School Program next summer.  This program is designed to expand the knowledge base of bright young minds in the subject of their choice within the curriculum. Bryant chose natural science for his potential learning…

The Story Continues

So, what happened next? Well, once we realized that Aaron’s speech and language were not developing in a timely manner, we started with testing to see what was going on. Between the ages of 18 months to 4, Aaron was tested a few times and given speech/language delay diagnoses. He also had difficulties with tying…

Self Care Sunday

Good morning! If we are honest with ourselves, we have become more busy than ever. As a result, we have neglected our internal “reset button.” The result has been a society of “unwell” people in every sense: biologically, psychological, and socially. The myth of “busyness” leads us to believe we MUST be doing something all…