Ariana Grande donates money on behalf of mental illness, but where’s the church?

So as you may already know, Ariana Grande just recently donated 5 million dollars to BetterHelp (an online counseling service) as a way to provide a month of free therapy for anyone who needs it. Therapy has been a topic of discussion within my family for years now. My 8 year old son is autistic […]

That Day

It was a day in September—the year 2004. I had just graduated high school in June. I was attending a community college and majoring in dance education. Nothing fancy. Just doing what I loved but in a more serious manner. Still living at home in Lowell MA, and wondering where life was about to take […]

How a Shoebox Filled With Small Gifts was Used by God in a Very Big Way

Last year my family and I decided to start organizing an Operation Christmas Child event on a small scale. If you don’t already know what Operation Christmas Child is—it’s an incredible worldwide project and movement that is run by the organization Samaritan’s Purse. Every year in early November, all over the country, groups of people […]

Four Things You Should Be Doing as an Ally to Autistics

April is “autism awareness month”—but unfortunately a lot of what I have seen take place overall, is not creating an awareness for what’s most important. I also prefer the term “autism acceptance”, but I think there’s power when we merge the two together. Here’s what I mean: Acceptance of autistic voices, begins with and hinges […]

Hugs

2020. What a year. The year I “decided” to stay home with my children 24/7 and “homeschool” them. (Crazy I know right? lol) The year I closed my home daycare after doing it for 7 years. The year it hit me that there is so much about this parenting thing that I still don’t know […]