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, Parenting.com, 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 about.com. (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 Sharon@sharonfuentes.com or fill out the form below.