I was born in Puerto Rico but left at age 12 due to my parents’ corporate jobs. We lived in Santiago, Chile for two years, then Mexico City, Mexico for two years. We moved to Texas when I was 16 years old and I have stayed in the DFW area ever since. I received a B.A. in Spanish from a small liberal arts Catholic university, married my soul mate, received an M.A. in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish at a local state university, had a wonderful career teaching Spanish from K-college and had two amazing souls as children.
I have taught Spanish for 16 years and I really love it. It gave me tools, experiences and growth that would not have occurred otherwise.
Why have I decided to leave that space and create something new is more of a calling… a necessity.
Both our boys, Stevie and Will are on the autism spectrum, but because of how well they are doing, we were told time and again that we needed to share our story.
Why they are doing so well is because we have done, and continue to do, everything in our power to make life easier for all of us. We have done the conventional approach, the naturopathic approach, the diet approach, the exercise approach, and the spiritual approach. All of them have played a very important role in making our life the wonderful life it is.
What does it take to raise an autistic child (or ANY child for that matter)? Openness, humility, willingness to work on yourself so as to avoid projecting your own fears and issues on the child, space to allow the children to be themselves, space for yourself, space for your spouse, and a village.
When someone tells you your child will not be “normal” and his or her life will not be what you expected it to be, you need time to process. You need to give yourself permission to cry, to be angry, to grieve. Then, you need to pick up the pieces and start anew. This website is dedicated to those parents who just found out, who are grieving, and need some guidance and solace; and to let them know that everything will be okay.
I am honored to be here and share whatever expert knowledge I have to help others, as a mother and intuitive guide. The ultimate theme of my approach is to help others by guiding them to help themselves. What we have learned in this process is that by us addressing our issues, the boys respond in kind. The more peaceful I am, the more calm they are. The more fun I have, the more they laugh. They have been our ultimate teachers in learning to be a better version of ourselves and becoming the best parents we can be, and continue to be.
One of the best lessons that our boys have given us is that by exploding the paradigm of “normal”, we can now create our lives in an exceptional way. In a culture of "achieving", “being” takes a back seat. The boys remind us why we are here in the first place: to be ourselves and shine brightly. By being ourselves in the best possible way, we give others permission to be their true selves and shine too.
One of my proudest moments was the response to one of the questions all the kids get asked in Kindergarten, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Stevie’s, my youngest, answer was the best: “Awesome!”