geek + club + books = autism awareness, acceptance and POSITIVE CHANGE!

You know how a person one day just seems to pop up in your life, and you really are not sure how, or why BUT once they are there and you have the pleasure to get to know them, you start to wonder how you ever lived with out them being there cause they are just so awe inspiring and special and unique? (Wow that was a huge run on sentence… sorry! But forgive the horrible grammar and keep reading okay? I promise you will not regret you did.) Anyway, that is how I feel about Jodi Murphy from Geek Club Books. Jodi has such passion, drive, vision and love for her children that you cannot help but want to jump right in and help […]

Gracie’s Turn Now- Since mom hasn’t been blogging much (LOL)

Gracie here, Mom has been really busy with Zoom Autism magazine (which by the way have you seen the new website? I’m so proud of her!) and since it was my doggie’s birthday…I got permission to come on here and tell you all about it. The night before his birthday we bought our pooch a new bed and blanket. I wanted to keep them in the garage so we could surprise him the next day, but mom did not let me. So we gave it to him early. 🙂 At first he was scared of it and kept sniffing at it and staring longingly at his old bed. Mom was kind of annoyed by that. But eventually he climbed in, realized how soft it was […]

The Birth of ZOOM Magazine… I am so excited

So once again I have been MIA lately. I hate how I am not blogging like I used to. But I really do have a good reason this time. I have been putting together all the content for the premiere issue of ZOOM- Autism through many lenses magazine. What? You haven’t heard about ZOOM? Well then before I go any further, check this out… I am the writer part of that beautiful video. I am so excited about this project. It just sort of happened, out of a conversation that was more talk than real. But then we started thinking about it and well… it just seemed like we had to explore the idea. Before we knew it Jodi Murphy from Geek Club Books (the […]

My 10 and a half Principles to Leading a Happy and Successful Life!

I’m a jumper! No not a jump out of airplanes, off bridges or on a trampoline kind of gal; more of a I have so much passion about something I jump in full throttle and sometimes don’t realize the water is full of sharks until I am already in!This past week I JUMPED… and for a bit the water was great and then… cue JAWS music! And so yet again another life lesson was learned.I decided I really needed to write these down as a reminder to myself, my kids and well… maybe just maybe they will help you! So without further ado, I give you ten and a half (cause the last one is more of a mantra) principles I have learned (and hopefully […]


“Fore!”, originally a Scottish interjection, is used to warn anyone standing or moving in the flight of a golf ball. It is also what my son Jay has taken to yelling every time he tries to hit the golf ball, even if there is not a soul in sight. EVERY TIME! And every time as he checks his grip on the club, makes sure his knees are slightly bent and takes a practice swing; he looks out towards the black and white flag way out on the green with a look of determination that fills my soul with hope and love. It’s summer and while we are enjoying the lazy starts to the day, a slower a pace and no homework… it takes its toll […]