TMC welcomes Jean, author of the blog Mommy to Two Boys. Jean has been one of those bloggers that has been around since this community’s inception and has seen my blog go through some major growth and change – and through it all, she’s one of those readers that is still with me. In fact, she’ll be the first to tell you that I inspire her but the truth is, she is an inspiration to me and so many others…I don’t think she even knows just how far her reach really is. She is a total Theta Mom in every sense, an amazing woman and mother, one that I am so honored to feature today. Here is how she describes her journey in her own words:
“Three courses away from my Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration, a year away from becoming an elementary school administrator, I gave birth to my first son. He was diagnosed with Autism very early and my life took a turn I never imagined.
I am now a stay at home mom so he can receive the best care including therapies and medical appointments. My career quickly, and unexpectedly, evolved into part time tutor, freelance writer, and blogger.
Through Mommy to Two Boys, I created an active community for parents of special needs and neuro-typical children, since I have experience as a mother of both. After my son’s diagnosis I instantly became an Autism guru and advocate, and wanted to share my experiences, knowledge, and stories with everyone. I express and receive advice, encouragement, comfort and understanding. My candid, supportive and guiding voice inspires parents, ensuring them they are not alone. Every day is a learning experience for parents, especially when dealing with special needs. I enjoy sharing our frustrations, disappointments, obstacles, celebrations, and love.
I have learned so much from my son that I truly believe it was meant to be; he was a gift I never realized I needed. And most of the time you will find a good laugh, because we can’t take this parenting gig too seriously!”
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