To Sleep or Not To Sleep?

Happy Wednesday!!! I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of Wednesday being “hump” day. On the one hand, I’m super excited that I’ve made it half-way through a week, on the other hand, I sometimes get tired thinking that I still have a few¬† more days to go before the […]

The Importance of Visions

A few weeks ago I was privileged to present at the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference. I spoke with kids in 5th and 6th grade as well as the 11th and 12th graders. I’ve worked with campers at the Texas arthritis summer camp for 2 years now and had so much fun that they asked me […]

Coping with Harvey, Irma, And Other Storms

Houston is working diligently to put the city back together after Harvey while Irma has her turn to take on the human race. It’s very easy to focus on the simple things: getting food, water, and shelter to those who need to, and don’t get me wrong, these are very important goals. But it’s also […]

Friday Fun: All Are Welcome To Agrabah!

Have you heard of “autism friendly” performances on Broadway? Individuals who are on the autism spectrum can be easily overwhelmed by loud noises, flashing lights, and lots of people. Unfortunately, Broadway musicals are often heavily laden with these and other effects. This means that it can be difficult for someone who has autism to participate […]

Staving Off Compassion Fatigue

If you are working in any helping profession you know that it is very important to guard against compassion fatigue. Those who are in the child life field know that it’s incredibly important. The reality is that the job of a child life specialist can be very emotionally difficult. You are often asked to come […]

Thank you for Easter Baskets, Chocolate, and Everyone!!!

Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope that you all have had some wonderful sweet or even savory treat, surrounded by people who love you. I personally enjoyed some chocolate and sweet potatoes while hanging out with my roommate and her family, along with my sister, since my own family is far away. (I had other food […]