I am a trained coloratura soprano opera singer, now turned stay-at-home mom to three children ages 12, 8, and 3. My husband is on the path to becoming certified as a computer programmer, so I get to mooch off of his abilities a bit πŸ˜‰ . My oldest, Taylor, has severe autism and ADHD.  He was diagnosed at three and is non-verbal.  His two siblings are typical kids who love their brother with all their hearts.  Autism is just a way of life for them and feels normal.  My husband and I have been married for 14 years, and together we work as a team to try and raise our kids the best we can.  We believe in Jesus and find our strength and hope in Him, which makes our load lighter and more bearable.

My favorite things to do, aside from singing, is reading, writing, consuming coffee, creating art and DIY projects, and exercising, mainly outdoors. I do like a good step aerobics class, though. 12 years ago, I traded life on the stage for a principal role in a play of domestic mayhem. This blog is where I post about what life looks like for a family dealing with autism, my life as a stay-at-home mom, how I still try to remain connected to my opera roots, my coffee addiction that is epic, and just plain crazy life in general.  My husband posts too, but it isn’t going to be about opera and stay at home life, I promise πŸ˜‰ . So does he :). I hope you enjoy my blog, and follow me either via subscribing through email, or liking my Facebook page The Stay At Home Soprano (or both! πŸ™‚ )

6 Comments on About the Author

  1. Hi there,
    I found your blog after one of my friends shared it with me on Facebook and wanted to run a few things by you. I’m working on a home education project, and I think it’s something you could definitely relate to. Let me know if you have a moment to discuss.

  2. Hi my name is David Tynes, and I am the program director for the Cambridge Program for Individuals with Special Needs located in Cambridge, Mass. I was forwarded your article this morning by one of my staff. Ironically, I wrote I play this last year called “Say Something: A very real holiday story”. The play is a true story based on lives of the many clients I have worked with over the last 20 years. One of the Acts features a family faced with making the decision of placing their 22 year old son who is non-verbal with autism in a group home. I have added the link below to our Facebook page. I would love to invite you and your family and anyone else interested to come see the play. The play is performed entirely by people with intellectual disabilities.


    • I really wish I could see it, but I’m over on the West coast, and we just can’t afford air travel and lodging at this time. Good luck with it. I saw the trailer and it looks very good.

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