So who the heck is this lady…

Sharon, AKA MAMA, is an award-winning freelance writer, author,parenting expert and humor columnist for Westchester Family magazine in NY. She has written numerous feature articles and essays which have appeared in many different Regional, National and International publications including: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum. Her first book, The Don’t Freak Out Guide to Parenting Kids with Asperger’s which was co-written with fellow parenting expert and licensed counselor Neil McNerney, was released October 9th 2013 (For more  info & reviews of the book click the “About the Book” Tab.)

Sharon has recently branched out and is now applying her light, conversational and witty approach to writing to the public speaking realm in an effort to spread autism acceptance and help fellow special needs parents become leaders in their children’s lives. 

Sharon has two kiddos: Jay who is 13 and has who may have already guessed from some of these post has Asperger’s and Grace who is 10 an  d oh my goodness doesn’t!

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 connected to other parents who for lack of a better way of putting, GOT IT!” She shares the good stuff and sometimes the not so good stuff about raising both her children, being a mom, a writer, wife and well all the other hats she wears too.  So pour yourself a cup of coffee, and sit down and scroll around awhile 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 Sharon@sharonfuentes.com or fill out the form below. 

23 Responses to “So who the heck is this lady…”

  1. paul kussneR March 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    MAY THIS BE A START OF SOMETHING THAT WILL
    BENEFIT YOU AND OTHERS WITH SIMILIAR BACKROUNDS
    AND PROBLEMS , YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A QUALITY
    AUTHOR, NOW AT LAST YOU ARE FOREFILLING THIS
    GOLDEN QUALITY. CAN’T WAIT FOR MORE BLOGS.

    • Sharon March 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

      Awww… thanks!

  2. Nichola March 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    • Sharon March 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

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

  3. Caroline Kussner March 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

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

    • Sharon March 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

      YUP I do and I should!

  4. Rossi March 5, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    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 March 5, 2011 at 9:30 am #

      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 March 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Many blessings on this new journey Sharon!

  6. Joanie March 13, 2011 at 9:52 am #

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

  7. Mari March 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    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. Rebecca (Momma Gone Crazy) April 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    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! :)

    • Sharon April 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

      Thanks for your kind words!

  9. Kelli January 19, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    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.

    http://www.lifeslittlepuzzle.com

    Thank you,

    Kelli

  10. Lakredi Tu Alston February 18, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    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 February 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

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

  12. Gilly March 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    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. Karen Rabinowitz April 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    You’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks for all that you do, Sharon! :-) http://chameleoninthespectrum.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/versatile-blogger-award-who-me/

  14. joyce July 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    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 July 18, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    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. Jennifer July 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    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 http://www.voicesofsensoryprocessingdisorder.com to learn more. I do hope you’ll join us. Happy blogging!
    Regards, Jennifer

  17. Erica Fusco March 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Hi
    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,
    ~Erica.

  18. Kira June 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Hello,
    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,
    Kira!

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