“Autism doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a parent who never gives up.”

~Sarah, ”Don’t Be Sorry”,

“If someone wants to know what ADHD feels like, give them some math problems to solve while you throw firecrackers at their feet.”

~ADHD superhero

“Behind every great kid is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up.”

~author unknown,

“Question: What do you do? Answer: Whatever it takes.”

~Josh Loe,

“Never underestimate the power of a sleep deprived, noncaffeinated, special needs parent on IEP Meeting Day.”

“Unfortunately, the very fact that these symptoms are invisible can lead to misunderstandings, false perceptions, and judgments.”

~Invisible Disability Association

“Mothers don’t sleep. They just worry with their eyes closed.”

~Good House Keeping Magazine, “Caroline Picard and Selena Barrientos, May 7,2019

“Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.”

~Martina Navratilova

“Sorry I’m late. My daughter’s sweater was to sweater-y.”

“Everything is going to be Alright. Maybe not Today, but Eventually.”

~Sneha Das Riya

“So, I stepped away for like, two seconds…

—the beginning of every parenting horror story.”


“Mama bear is such a sweet way to describe the fact that I’d tear you open and eat your insides if you hurt my child.”


“I’ve birthed an entire baby in less time than it takes my husband to poop.”

You can learn many things from your children. How much patience you have, for instance.”

~Franklin P. Jones

“I wish everything was as easy as getting fat.”

~Nesting with Grace

“Some of the most wonderful people are the ones that don’t fit into boxes.”

~Tori Amos

“In case you didn’t hear the look I just gave you, SHUT UP!”


“Being a mom of children with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, ODD, and anxiety can really suck ass.”

~Julie Falcone

“Hi, my daughter will be late to school because she can zip her jacket by herself.”


“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”


“It’s all fun and games until Dad cuts the sandwich into squares instead of a triangle.”

“Dear Brain, Please shut up!”


“Don’t be so hard on yourself. The mom in ET had an alien life form living in her house for days and she never even noticed.”


“Autism parents can sweep a room looking for possible threats better than the Secret Service.”

~Autism Rule #22”

“I’m sorry I’ve been a crappy friend…I’ve been busy being an awesome Mom”


“O is for overwhelmed. Because sometimes, quite honestly, it is all too much.”

~confessions of a special needs mom

“A mother’s job is to teach her children not to need her anymore. The hardest part of that job is accepting success.”

~Rochelle B. Weinstein, “Somebody’s Daughter”, Published April 17,2018, Lake Union Publishing

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.”

~author unkown

“Autism parents experience stress levels similar to that of combat soldiers.”


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