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111: Negativity Bias (MVP)

As we all know, meltdowns are far from a pleasant experience. That said, they’re usually not as bad as we make them out to be. In our minds, the sky is falling, nothing is working, and life is unfair. This is how our human brains work, and for a good reason. If you...

110: What No One Tells You (Part 2)

I received an overwhelming response to last week’s episode all about what no one tells you about raising a child with Autism. Many of you contacted me detailing your own experiences, so I decided to give voice to these experiences so you can see clearer than ever that...

109: What No One Tells You

Yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day, and of course, as Autism parents, we’re plenty aware of what the Autism diagnosis entails. However, I most certainly didn’t understand the full reality of what it’s like raising a child with special needs, and my guess is you...

108: IEP Refresh

With my three-day IEP Bootcamp coming up, it’s time for an IEP refresh. As the parent of a child with Autism, you’ll inevitably come to an IEP (Individualized Education Program) table on this journey. This can be an intimidating place to be. So, how do you support...

107: Reality Check

This week's episode will be a little different from past shows. I'm giving you an update on what's going on in my world, sharing my story of giving myself a reality check when I needed it most. This month marks one year since I enrolled my son in what I thought would...

106: ASD Mom Big 3: Burnout

Burnout is a huge part of the Autism mom experience. But have you ever considered that you could be adding to your own burnout? You can carve out time and space for yourself, and I’m showing you how to do exactly that on today’s show. I regularly talk to moms who feel...

105: ASD Mom Big 3: Anxiety

Anxiety is often triggered by uncertainty. As a parent of a child with Autism, it's natural to experience anxiety. Every aspect of Autism, from the diagnosis and prognosis to future prospects and the availability of support, offers very few assurances. So what can you...

104: ASD Mom Big 3: Stress

Over the next three episodes, I’m bringing you a series all about the Autism mom big three: stress, anxiety, and burnout. These are the three most significant issues I’ve seen in the Autism moms I’ve coached over the past few years, and they are now the three pillars...

103: Coaching v Therapy with Allison

This week, you’ll hear a conversation with my former coaching client, Allison. Allison is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, but she decided to turn to coaching with me when she found herself in a cycle of meltdowns and feeling guilt and shame about her...

102: Someone Who Understands: The Power of Coaching for Autism Moms

What is life coaching and how can it help you as the parent of a child with Autism? Coaching has changed my life on every level, personally and professionally, and my favorite thing about coaching is having someone who gets your lived experience on your side. When...


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