From Fear to Victories in One Middle School Year

By Mama Chewi What a difference a year makes. Haven’t we all heard that cliché too many times to count? In the course of normal living, subtle changes generally come and go…unrecognized and uncelebrated in favor of waiting for something bigger to happen. Something that is sure to have meaning and leave a forever impression. It is when we get caught up in this waiting that we lose sight of the broader, more important picture and forget to take note of the little things that lead to great victories. Our house has had some great victories … [Read more...]

Autimism: NOTisms

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Shelli Smartt As a mother you instinctively know. You know long before the countless hours spent in waiting rooms, therapy centers and on the other side of a one-way mirror in observation rooms. Long before the words are uttered from a professional mouth or the letters are formed together on a page to name a diagnosis. You know from the rocking back and forth and the intense desire of that little person to bang his head repetitively against a solid … [Read more...]