5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid

| 6 minute read | Happy Autism Acceptance month! So far, I’ve spent April doing my best to amplify the voices of autistic people on social media – the advocates who have been irreplaceable in my parenting journey since our almost-3-year-old, Koimburi, was diagnosed last July. In that same spirit, I’m here to share 5Continue reading “5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid”

How would you parent if no one was watching?

| 4 minute read | I had a mini parenting crisis two nights back. We had a free trial for a fun coding game that Keziah enjoyed, and it was on its last day. She and I talked that morning about how this was our last day with the app, but we clearly both forgot.Continue reading “How would you parent if no one was watching?”

PART 2 – Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood

Becoming a mother is beautiful, thrilling, and deeply fulfilling. It’s also all-consuming, and can bring us to a place where we have trouble remembering who we are. In Part 1, we discussed that two things can be true: becoming a mother forever changes us, AND, at our core, our unique wiring and the passions andContinue reading “PART 2 – Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood”

Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood

When I became a mom, I didn’t realize that when I met my first little blessing, I’d also be meeting another completely new person: me. It’s not that I was suddenly unrecognizable, but a gulf now seemed to separate the old me from the new one. That disconnect was jarring. How I spent my time,Continue reading “Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood”

Fears, “shoulds,” and treasure hunt parenting

“I learned a long time ago that my children would inherit one of two things: either God’s promises, or my fears.” — Lisa Bevere I don’t consider myself a fearful person. I’m free-spirited, tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, and don’t map out my future with much detail. Enter parenting. Suddenly two people existContinue reading “Fears, “shoulds,” and treasure hunt parenting”