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If you’re a parent of a child with autism, you’re in the right place. This topic is the impetus for my blog.MommyCatharsis

Or maybe you know someone who has autism, and you want to better understand what that diagnosis really means. This blog is for you too. You can learn right along with us!

Four years ago, when I found out my oldest son (who is now seven) has autism, I felt very overwhelmed.

I found myself immersed in a world with a language I didn’t know. What has helped me cope with the struggle is reading the blogs of fellow parents who are also raising children with autism. I realize now I am far from alone in this incredible endeavor.

I made the decision to join this community of bloggers primarily because writing about it is very cathartic.  It is also my hope that my blog can provide you some of the solace you need and the affirmation that while your job really is tough, you have others you can lean on.

But I’m also more than a mother of a child with autism.

If you have a child with special needs, you know how easy it is to lose your own identity in the diagnosis.  I often have to remind myself that I’m also the mother of a kind, amazing five year-old boy. I’m a wife. I’m a teacher. I’m a recovering perfectionist. I’m an aspiring author.

First and foremost though, I want to offer my first-hand experiences as a mother of two young boys in a way that is both honest, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous.

Feel free to start the journey from the very beginning by reading my very first post.

Or, if you would prefer, browse by topics which interest you or view my most popular posts. These features can be found at the bottom of each page.

Either way, I hope you learn a little something or nod your head in understanding.

Thank you for stopping by!

Miranda Raye

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