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As a blogger, a mother of two and with a full-time career one of the things I’m often asked is
"How on earth did you find the time to start all this?” For as long as I can remember, I've loved to share my passions, peeves, and points of view with others around me. Raising Ralphie has added immense value to my life, and I love having the chance to share my passions, challenges raising an autistic son and wonderings with my loyal readers. Explore my site, and enjoy.

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January 19, 2020

It was this year I found my voice of reason, my purpose and my appreciation for this  life I have. I started with learning how to say “no”. And understand “no” is a complete sentence, you don’t have to explain why you said it, it is just “no”. I had to set boundaries a...

December 3, 2018

For that brief moment, it felt like everything was normal; I had a typical kid doing typical things.

March 7, 2018

“We design a program to fit a child, not make a child fit into a program.” Those words echoed in my mind. To confirm we were making the right decision, Ralph told us “goodbye” when the tour was over, because he didn’t want to leave

July 10, 2017

Every mother deep down inside fears their child with autism will grow up lonely. You worry if society will love them back, treat him fairly, and make sure he is protected. Or if they will have at least one friend that gets it. "Get's it" meaning they will...

June 18, 2017

We have built a beautiful life together, a beautiful family and a home filled with love. At times we get caught up with the hustle and bustle of our busy schedules for work and kids, and we tend to forget about each other.

June 4, 2017

I would like to reflect and give thanks to the Principal, the office staff and teachers at Rosaryville Elementary School. Rosaryville has been our home for two years and we have made friendships that will last a lifetime. It takes special people to work with these kids...

April 17, 2017

We ask ourselves this question daily as moms, we wear a "S" on your chest and capes on our backs.

March 20, 2017

Learning isn't just at school. When we learned that Ralph was autistic, I set out to educate myself on ways to help him. I feel like I cannot expect teachers to be held responsible for the success of my children's education without any assistance and time from me. I wa...

March 5, 2017

Ralph has attended the same elementary school and extended school year program for the last two years many of the teachers and staff know him. They all know Ralph is a kid who is not easily swayed, to befriend and quick to be engaged, you have have to earn his attentio...

February 25, 2017

Welcome to my blog "Raising Ralph". I am a mother of two children, a wife and I have a full time career. I started this blog to let mothers out there you are not the only one who feels overwhelmed, stressed, and have no time for yourself. Here is a blog that you can re...

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