So who the heck is this lady…

Sharon, AKA MAMA, is an award-winning freelance writer, author,parenting expert, special needs advocate, public speaker and Founder/Editorial Director/Publisher of ZOOM- Autism through many lenses Digital Magazine. She has written numerous feature articles, essays, columns and interviews which have appeared in many different Regional, National and International publications including: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum,, The Washington Post and more. Her first book, The Don’t Freak Out Guide to Parenting Kids with Asperger’s , co-written with fellow parenting expert and licensed counselor Neil McNerney,  won Best New Special Needs Parenting Book by 2014 Expert’s Choice Awards (For more  info & reviews of the book click the “About the Book” Tab and to purchase the book you can click the link above or go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or ask your local book dealer to order it!)

Sharon lives on the east coast with her hubby and two kiddos: Jay who is 13 and as you may have already guessed from some of these post is Autistic and Grace who is 11 and oh my goodness doesn’t have Asperger’s but is just as unique and special in her own way!

Sharon also runs an interactive Facebook Community Page made up of thousands of folks whom she calls her VILLAGE because she knows first hand that it really does take a village to raise our kids. It is a positive place where people can come together to laugh to cry; to share what works and what doesn’t work. She prides the page in being one of the handful of ones that remains a “DRAMA FREE ZONE” where differences in opinions are always welcomed as long as they are done respectfully without malicious intent.

You can also find Sharon trying her hardest to squeeze everything she wants to say into only 145 characters on TWITTER under the twitter name @MamasTurnNow.

Little Background about this blog…

Sharon started this blog in 2011 because it was cheaper than paying a therapist!  Seriously, she needed an outlet and a way of connecting to other parents who for lack of a better way of putting it, “GOT IT!” She shares the good stuff and sometimes the not so good stuff about raising both her children, being a working from home mom, a writer, wife and basically any other ramblings that come out of her wee little head.  So pour yourself a cup of coffee and get comfy (no shoes required here), as I am sure you will find something that you were looking for. (And probably a few tidbits you didn’t even know you needed too!)

If you would like to ask Sharon a question, schedule a speaking engagement, book signing or just say hi email her at or fill out the form below. 

23 thoughts on “So who the heck is this lady…

  1. paul kussneR


    • Sharon

      Awww… thanks!

  2. Nichola

    I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    • Sharon

      Thank you and don’t forget to tell people about it.!

  3. Caroline Kussner

    you have a very smart son, you should listen to him more often.

    • Sharon

      YUP I do and I should!

  4. Rossi

    How wonderful you are doing this Sharon. You never know who of your friends or anyone else out there might need the encouragement you have to offer and not feel so alone. I pray your journey in this is fruitful. God bless you dear friend… you are a terrific mom!!!

    • admin

      Thank you Rossi. You are so right… i am finding many people who I have known for awhile ARE in a similar situation and I never knew. Please keep reading and please tell others to log on here and read too. I think this is my calling! I feel passionate about this and about spreading the word about Autism!

  5. Carmen

    Many blessings on this new journey Sharon!

  6. Joanie

    sharon, very interesting blogs, gives a person alot to think about. you will surely help lots of people.

  7. Mari

    Sharon, I have known you for a while now and you always seem to AMAZE me! I am so happy you decided to create this blog! you are such an inspiration to me! thanks for being so wonderful! you are such an amazing mother, wife and woman!!! big hug!

  8. Sharon, thanks for dropping by my blog today! I am here checking out your site and it is great! For someone just getting started in blogging I would say you already have a knack for it! :)

    • Thanks for your kind words!

  9. I totally agree on how amazing it is when special needs parents come together and advocate for our children. I have 2 little girls with autism and I was wanting to know if you would like to add our blog to your blogroll? I will add your beautiful blog to ours.

    Thank you,


  10. Lakredi Tu Alston

    Hi Sharon,
    You gave me your page address. It’s beautiful. There was no email address attached so I am sending a post with my email attached. Look forward to talking to you!! :)

  11. Anthony

    I am an eighteen year old freshman in college and I find this blog very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  12. Sharon,
    I was really touched by your website…I have three kids of my own with challenges too. Not the same, but challenges that make life just a little more tricky. You sound like a good Mom, your kids are lucky to have you!

  13. You’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks for all that you do, Sharon! :-)

  14. joyce

    just found your site love your honesty …have 8 children every age …my sixth child has downs and type one diabetes a 24,,,7 job this son is one of the greatest gifts i have known we live far north in canada today it is about 25 above and gorgeous out

  15. Miz T

    I have a girl that was diagnosed with Aspbergers three years ago. She is the middle child of my three children. Between the bullying at school (which is how we got her to see a psychologist and have her tested in the first place after a huge meltdown), her older sister not quite understanding why her sister is so “weird”, it’s been quite a struggle, but I’m glad to have found your site to see that I’m not so alone. I’m in a quandry as to who to tell she has Aspbergers. She gets picked on enough as it is and I don’t want to add to her situation. Some days I feel as though I’m paddling through the mire alone, not knowing WHAT to do to make things normal for my girl. Thank you for your post.

  16. I’d like to invite you to Voices of Sensory Processing Disorder. This is a community website where bloggers can share their experiences, victories, tips and everyday challenges with others. And we want you! We’d love to share your writing.

    Please visit us at to learn more. I do hope you’ll join us. Happy blogging!
    Regards, Jennifer

  17. Erica Fusco

    I love your articles and your sense of humour:) Have you checked out the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride? She is an expert on Autism and says that Asthma and Allergies are on a continuum with Autism and Aspergers. I noticed your daughter has the first two whilst your son has Aspergers. Perhaps the book may help in some way.
    Keep up the good work.
    God bless,

  18. Kira

    I enjoy your mamasturnnow website and would like to work with you!
    I’m interested in the price for a blog post with links! Could you please give me the general rates?
    I hope to hear from you soon! Thanks in advance.
    Kind Regards,

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