Robert Smigel Has the Perfect Response to a Fan Questioning the Support of Autism Speaks #NightOfTooManyStars

Night of Too Many Stars Jon Stewart

Yesterday on the popular site Reddit, Robert Smigel (writer, actor, producer most famous for his work on SNL, Conan as well as the creator/voice/puppeteer of Triumph the Insult Dog) held what’s known as an AMA (ask me anything). He was promoting tonight’s Comedy Central event The Night of Too Many Stars, a fundraiser for Autism.  […]

National Autism Resources Holiday Gift Guide #AutismResources #GiftIdeas

autism gift guide

I’m always looking for new products for Brady and ideas to give family members for holidays and birthdays. So many products that are geared towards typical kids are great for autistic kids as well. I’ve written multiple gift guides showcasing various products, toys and even apps over the years. This year, the National Autism Resource […]

The New #LeapTV is Great for Special Needs Kids!

LeapTV Great for Autism Special Needs

We are huge LeapFrog fans in this house. I love the educational qualities, but also love how easy they are for Brady to use. With his autism and other disabilities, video games are usually challenging. He struggles with hand eye coordination and understanding the concept of a lot of the games out there. He also […]

LeapBand by LeapFrog is Great for Kids with Special Needs


After getting to interview Mia Hamm about getting kids active and learn about the LeapFrog LeapBand, I thought I would post my own review of the product. (Don’t forget we have a giveaway going as well!!!) When LeapFrog sent me the LeapBand, I was a little nervous as to how Brady would receive it. He […]

LeapFrog LeapBand Giveaway & Exclusive Interview w/Mia Hamm #FitMadeFun

Mia Hamm ColoradoMoms

I recently got a chance to interview soccer and Olympic legend, Mia Hamm while she was working on the LeapFrog LeapBand campaign to get kids outdoors and active. I asked her questions about her work with special needs kids specifically (‘natch). I was so touched she took the time to answer my questions so thoughtfully! […]

My Boys… Throwback Thursday #autism

Meeting Brady

Before Brady was born, I knew he’d be special. He had to be with all of the craziness that surrounded my pregnancy. Hyperemesis gravidarum, Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), back spasms, nerve issues in my arms and sciatica, contractions from 15 weeks on, preterm labor starting at 6 months and going until he was finally born at […]

Special Needs Resource Guide for Parents Coming Soon!


I’ve had such a long journey, even though Brady is only 6 years old. It’s been a lot of doctor appointments, googling, advocacy classes and parent groups. Lots of facebook questions, meetings with local resources, magazine reading and books orders. Lots of tears, smiles and triumphant dances in my office when I finally get through […]

7 Reasons to Head to Disneyland for Your Next Family Vacation

7 reasons to head to disneyland

It’s no secret that I’m a Disney fanatic. Right now, as I type this, my youngest is watching Finding Nemo while wearing a Lightning McQueen shirt with a Jessie doll nearby and coloring in a Cars coloring book.  We just got back from Disneyland where I attended the Type-A Parent Bootcamp. Amazing as always and we […]

5 Remarkable Women with Autism


Autism may now affect 1 in 68*, but that number is drastically lower when comparing autistic boys and girls. Often studies and articles cite a ratio of 4:1, meaning for every 4 autistic boys, there is 1 autistic girl. The characteristics can differ greatly as well. The Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) recently published an […]

Autism and Wandering – Six Tips to Help Prevent the Unthinkable

Autism and Wandering - Six Tips to Help Prevent the Unthinkable

Having a child wander off is scary for any parent or caregiver, adding in the complexities of a child with autism makes it even harder. Will the child be able to communicate to someone to let them know they are lost, or where their home is? Will they be startled by a new sound or […]

Autism Awareness #FashionFriday

Autism Awareness Fashion Friday

There are many ways you can support Autism Awareness, even beyond the month of April. I’ve put together a few outfits to show different ways you can support Autism and still look fashionable doing so! All items are from CafePress where they love to shine a light on Autism. (This post contains affiliate links. All proceeds […]

How I got my Autistic Son to Brush His Teeth

How I got my Autistic Son to Brush His Teeth

This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. I don’t know about your kids, but having 3 boys here means when it’s time to brush teeth before school and before bed, lots of protesting and whining ensues. Having a […]

eBay Collections for a Cause Can Win You $5k! #imbornto

ebay collection autism

When eBay asked if I’d help promote their collections for a cause, I jumped at the chance. When Brady was diagnosed with Autism, speech apraxia, dyspraxia, hypotonia and more, I struggled with the cost of therapy tools. $200 for a special swing. $80 for certain speech tools, $500 for a trampoline. I thought there had […]

13 Celebrities with Autistic Children

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Autism is all around us. In the last few years, experts said 1 in 88 kids were diagnosed. Now some say that number has climbed dramatically to 1 in 50. As you know if you read this blog, my 5 year-old son, Brady, was diagnosed at age 2 with Autism. It’s been a crazy ride […]

A Year in #Autism

A Year in Autism

A Year in Autism I’ve dusted off my neglected blog. Bought the domain two years ago with the idea to post every day, to show people what it is like raising a child on the spectrum.  But then life happens, work happens and things get ignored.  Well, since this is a new year and I’ve […]

Disneyland: The Disability Access Card with a Child with Autism

Disney's Disability Access Card Review and Tips

We just got back from the happiest place on earth! The stars magically aligned and I was able to take my youngest, Brady – age 5, to Disneyland for a one-on-one trip with just him and I. Sure, my older boys were a bit green with envy, but considering we’ve been to Walt Disney World […]

3 Books to Get Before National Book Month is Over (Plus a Giveaway!)

Toy Time Christopher Byrne

October is National Book Month and I’ve been trying to make the most of it! I’ve filled my Amazon cart a few times with books that make me smile, teach me something new and some that are just plain silly and fun. Here are three books you might want to snag before the month is […]