Autism Mom: You are Never Alone

By Melody Kramer Being a mom, autism mom or not, is tough. Our lives get so consumed with our children’s activities. Some have sports, others like me may have therapy (speech, OT and so on).  It can get overwhelming and consume so much time. We as moms look around, and there are moms everywhere. So […]

Autism Mom: God Sends Us Angels

By Melody Kraemer God puts angels in our lives, and we call them friends. The other day had been rough. I had been sick for days and trying to hold it together with my autistic boys.  It was a day where everything just seemed to go wrong. It could have been the fact I was […]

Autism Mom: Am I Crazy?

By Melody Kramer Some people may think I’m crazy by taking my autistic boys to a Harlem Globetrotter game. What was I thinking about taking my boys out to a loud and crowded place?  It’s a place that is filled with lots of people and loud noises. It’s a place where people may not understand […]

Autism Mom: Happy New Year

By Melody Kramer  I can’t believe another year has come and gone. Though, I have to admit, I’m kind of glad to see 2018 behind me. This past year has been a little rough. It was filled with joy as well as sadness.  At the beginning of last year I lost my father. It was […]

Autism Mom: Who Am I?

By Melody Kramer The other day I went for a job interview and the first thing they asked me was: “Tell me about yourself.” The first thing that came out of my mouth was, “I’m a mom. An autism mom.” Not even realizing that that’s not what an employer wants to hear. Although that’s what […]

Autism Mom: Quitting is not an Option

By Melody Kramer Do you ever feel like quitting?  Do you ever just feel like walking out? I do. There have been many days I just feel like I can’t do this anymore (motherhood). I can’t quit, and I can’t walk out, I am a mom!  I’m an autism mom raising two autistic boys, and it’snot […]

When Life Gives You Lemons

By Melody Kraemer – Autism Mom Have you heard that saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Don’t you think that’s just way too easy? When life gives me lemons, I make a cake or cupcakes. I may even make a drink with alcohol, but I never settle on lemonade. What does it really mean when […]