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Julian's Mom

About Me

Some of you might know me as janetk...some of you might not know me at all...I can't decide which is better. I am a single mother of three. My oldest daughter, Livi, is nine. Erica is seven and my little guy, Julian, is three. Julian has had some special needs since birth and most recently has been put on the autism spectrum. Caring for him, fighting for him, advocating for him (and for my daughters) and living with him has become my full time job and while I am many people all wrapped up into one, lately it seems as though I am Julian's Mom most of the time. I started this blog, not to educate or advocate for children with special needs but rather to be honest about what it's like to be their parent...the funny times, the hard times, the times you want to throw in the towel and the times that take your breath away with the beauty of it all. In short...sometimes I just have to get it out. It is my sincere hope that I meet some other parents of special needs children, parents of neurotypical children and non parents alike. And I hope you enjoy some tales from life on the spectrum.

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