I am an Aspie, autism mom, loving human, and all-around smartass.
I created StimCity as a welcoming place for those who stim and those who love us.
This is home.
A safe space to share, learn, vent, listen, crack some jokes and kick some ass.
From here we travel the journey of autism with strength, courage, conviction, laughter, tears – and LOVE.
LOTS of LOVE.
I choose humor.
Because the alternative sucks. I don’t have time to use my anger to feel sorry for my daughter, myself or my family. I don’t have the luxury of spending precious energy visiting all of the ‘what-ifs’ and ‘what-could-have-beens’. I believe we all have a purpose and that purpose changes as we change. It is often inexplicable and scary. And that’s ok.
All of us are who we are meant to be. Period. But that doesn’t mean we cannot attempt to make the journey a little easier for everyone. It doesn’t relieve the responsibility to travel this road with compassion, empathy and an open heart – and an open mind.
Here in StimCity, we cling to three main ideas: HOPE, HEART, and HEALING .
Through the presence of autism and 4q in my life I have learned more than I ever could have without. I have found a strength I never knew I had within me. I have met the most amazing, inspiring people who have dedicated themselves to that purpose of paving a better road for others.
I’m a single mom now and my focus is on creating and maintaining a happy, healthy life for my kids.
My mantra is that spoken by the Great Gandhi – I want to be the change I seek in this world. Every day.
So are you with me? Grab a coffee — a shot of tequila — whatever suits you.
Spend a few minutes with me sharing in this journey.
It’s a wild ride.
Oh, and there are metal chickens and ghost stories. It’s a good time.