Including anyone with a disability, if they desire. In my home state of Kentucky, Governor […]
Words from Amanda
Amanda’s Friday Favorite Finds- Lake Days
Glad you are here! Quick Intro: Whether you’re my friend or someone who follows this […]
Lessons in Gratitude
As I stood on that confetti filled stage at the Owensboro Convention Center, the lights […]
Why Quality Child Care is Non-Negotiable For New Entrepreneurs Chasing Success
Guest Post Writer: Elena Stewart When you want to run your own business but you […]
Start Recognizing Others’ Legacies Now and Begin Creating Your Own
What comes to mind when you think about the word legacy? Maybe the money someone […]
I Want To Say Something – I love Autism!
I want to say something that might surprise you. It would have surprised me 8 […]
Have the Courage: Business vs. Nonprofit Startup
Missed the podcast episode where Kelly Harris (business owner) and Amanda Owen (non-profit founder) give their tips on having the courage to start? Today’s blog provides the highlights getting started and knowing your why!
Living Life in Auto-Pilot
What phase of life are you in- Is your life running you or are you running your life? Get 3 tips to push yourself into a mindset of growth….
Wanting More is Scary– Do It Anyways!
Have you ever thought to yourself that those who are chasing their dreams and “doing the thing” are FEARLESS? I am hear to share that I am making my dreams become a reality, but I am scared shitless! Oh…but I’m doing it anyways!
The Gift Within You
Today is filled with a loving spirit as we rejoice in the birth of Jesus, […]
All Behavior is a Form of Communication: So How Do I Figure Out What They are Saying?
Did you know all behavior is a form of communication? Dig deeper to learn how to understand what your child might be telling you by acting out.
What Sports Can Teach Us About Success
I have found that I am most successful at writing first thing in the morning. […]
Putting Your Goals in Your Pocket
How do you set your goals? Need motivation to have the right mindset- learn some of my personal habits to get you started today!
Giving thanks even in 2020
Happy Thanksgiving! I imagine, at some point today, each of us will take a moment […]
Reading Changed My Life: the list of books that could change your life
I remember that I hated to read when I was younger. I was a slow […]
The Autism Journey- a mother shares 6 tips on how she navigated her way from preschool to senior year
By: Stephanie Synder Alex was diagnosed with mild to moderate autism and ADHD at 2 […]
Wife-Sister-Daughter-License Therapist-Friend-Mother to a Son with Autism; shares her “one step at a time” mindset
by Beth Roberts One step at a time: my way of coping with Autism, and […]
What moms want you to know about their children with Down syndrome
Did you know that October is Down syndrome awareness month? If I am being honest, […]
Don’t Let the Pandemic Set Back Special Education
We have heard it time and time again. These are unprecedented times…uncharted territory. As parents […]
Damn You, Self Doubt; You’re Glaring at Me
I take one last look in the mirror before a head out the door for […]
Five Strategies for Parents to Navigate the New School Year
It feels like I have just recovered from the anxiety, shock and stress that non […]
Celebrating My “Why”- Happy Birthday, Nick!
Today is July 30th — a date that should be etched in some history book […]
Reset & Reflect: Why Vacations are Important for Leaders
I laced up my worn out running shoes. Yes, these Nikes have seen better days, […]
An Open Letter To Kentucky Legislators: Why were those with intellectual disabilities not part of the conversation? Can we do better?
I want to introduce you to Matt. Matt is 52 years old and is a […]
“…autism is so much more than ‘being quirky.’”- An Interview with Kayla, her views of having autism
“I have high-functioning autism!” Kayla announces proudly. Any stereotypes of being “shy” or “socially awkward” […]
WE ARE ONE: Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere!
What my co-leader taught me about WE ARE ONE!
Special Needs Parents Understand the Uncertainty of Covid-19
There has been a lot of fear and uncertainty associated with the Covid-19 crisis, specifically […]
A Mother’s Journey of Hope & Blessings: Raising a Son with Autism
Our Story On January 24, 2015, Mike and I welcomed the most beautiful baby boy […]
Must-Know Productivity Tips During Quarantine from Three Working Moms
If I had time to complete the enneagram personality test, it would inevitably tell me […]
Maintaining Purpose Through a Crisis
I have been running my nonprofit, aimed at serving those with intellectual disabilities, for seven […]
Tips for Business Leaders on How to Focus Your Vision during the COVID-19
“Business as usual” these days is a phrase that is no longer relative during the […]
The Unsung Heroes of the Covid-19 Crisis
The media and members of the community have honored and shown appreciation for a variety […]
Five Things a Mother Wants You to Know about her Daughter with Autism; Our Dreams are Just as Big!
Families of children with special needs are no strangers to isolation. We live our lives […]
Do You Really Know What Autism is?
By now I would assume most readers are aware that April is Autism Awareness month. […]
Mothers Surviving the COVID-19: We Got This!
There are memes for days of struggling moms trying to hold their shit together while […]
World Autism Day; I Wear Blue for Their Sibling
Today we wear blue. Blue to celebrate and honor those with autism. This awareness day […]
10 Disability Awareness Tips to Understand in Order to Make an Impact
All communities are in a state of unknown of what the future holds. Businesses and […]
Inspiring Leaders Take Notes: #LeadLikeAndy
Without a doubt, every person in America is navigating uncharted territories as we are living […]
My View of Living Life with Cerebral Palsy: What I Want You To Understand
Cerebral Palsy might be a disability, we don’t let that define us. We are just […]
6 Tips for Special Needs Parents During “Corona-cation”
As the world closely monitors the spread of Coronavirus and makes decisions to protect the […]
How To Use The Right Words When Talking About Those With Disabilities
It was freshman year of high school, sitting in English class, and I overheard someone […]
Special Needs Mommas, I’m Here to Help Carry the Weight
As the executive director of a nonprofit serving individuals with disabilities, I have become a […]
Attention Ladies: Have You Filled Your Cup Up Lately?
This past Friday, I attended an event called Fill Your Cup Conference. The intention of […]
A Thank You Letter to Tim Tebow: Night to Shine Prom Leaves Greater Impact
Dear “Dreamer” Tim Tebow, I’m writing this letter to you as a dreamer myself, as […]
The Biggest Thing Advocates Get Wrong: 4 Principles to Avoid It
My weekly blogs are typically inspired from events that happen in my life. This one […]
We Rise By Lifting Others
I tend to fall in love with all the cliche quotes “Dream Big,” “Follow Your […]
Dear Mom: I Turned Out Okay!
Dear Mom, I know raising my brother, who has a disability, takes a toll on […]
I See You Staring at My Brother with a Disability; It’s okay!
Living 35 years of my life having a brother with a disability has made me […]
2020 is the Year to be the Best Version of Yourself; It Starts with your Mindset
Today marks seven days before the year 2020 takes flight. If you are anything like […]
5 Tools for Any Parent Raising a Child with Disabilities to Survive Christmas
Christmas for many brings joy, excitement, celebration, and the spirit of love and giving. Many […]