• Captured a genuine smile from my boy!! I could cry. The best thing in the world, right there. 😍 My fellow autism mamas can relate, I know. 🤗 We have had the best weekend over here! I took a little break from posting, and I have to say, it felt GOOD. 🙌🏻 Sometimes the pressure and portrayal of perfection (ugh, what even IS that, anyway?! There is no such thing!) can be a bit too much here on the ‘gram. So I took a step back these past few days, and Zack and I had a really great business meeting about the blog and our goals and intentions, and the main one for this space is to be REAL. And raw. And share the good, the bad, and everything in between. And to take breaks when needed, share my heart more often than not (I can’t help it, that’s who I am!) and most importantly to just BE. Simple as that. Hoping to make some sort of positive imprint in this space and also leave you always feeling loved and beautiful and wanted. Because you ARE, so very very much. 👯‍♀️💗
  • Headed to Sam’s Back to School night, and channeling my inner Rachel Green in this tee. 😍 Can we all agree this is one of the best shows EVER?! “Pivot!!!” 😂 I wanna know: which Friends character are YOU?? 👯‍♀️ http://liketk.it/2wZwK #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • These two. Holding hands. It’s everything to me. 😍 This morning, when Sam was heading off to school, I told him to give his sissy a kiss, like every morning, and he went over to her and kissed her cheek and then when she went in for the hug, he actually hugged her back! He has never done that before. A real, squeezable bear hug. I can’t even explain how happy that made me. My sweet babies, loving on each other. This is a long time coming, but I think it makes it just that much sweeter. 😭💗 I’m finding that out about autism (and parenting in general): the little things are the biggest things, celebrate them all! 😭 And also, the wait is always worth it. Have patience, have hope and never lose faith. 🙌🏻 http://liketk.it/2wYNi #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKfamily #LTKkids
  • I’m still dragging from the weekend. It was so full of fun and summer goodness, but man am I exhausted. Nothing a little coffee can’t fix. And by “a little” I mean that I’m on my third cup. 😜😴 Leave a ☕️ in the comments if you’re with me! 👯‍♀️ #momlife #givemeallofthecoffee http://liketk.it/2wXRO #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • And just like that, it’s time for pre-k 4! New school year, new classroom, new teachers, lots of new classmates, same school, same aids (who are the reason he is able to be included! God bless his aids ❤️), same sweet boy. Only not the same. I look back at where he was last year on this date- on his very first day of school. And I’m in absolute awe of the strides he has made in just one year. He has grown immensely- we all have. One year ago, he wouldn’t sit still in circle time, he couldn’t attend chapel at school (too noisy and too many kids was overwhelming for him), he didn’t follow directions well, he wasn’t saying any words at all. And now. He LOVES circle time and actually participates, he goes to chapel every week and isn’t bothered by the noise, he follows directions and listens so well, he plays with his peers, and he’s beginning to talk!!! It literally brings me to tears when I stop and see how far we’ve come! And there’s so much more to go- his future is so bright! I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this new school year and to see my boy learn, grow, thrive and keep moving those mountains! 😭❤️🙌🏻 (swipe over for last year’s picture 🤗)
  • Never-ending summer fun this weekend! We literally have a pool party 3 days in a row. And I ain’t complaining. Endless summer over here. ☀️✌🏻 Where do you stand? Are you a summer lover or are you ready for fall?? Ask me in a few weeks, but for now, summer can stay forever. 💦 http://liketk.it/2wVIb #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Two little monkeys jumping on the bed... 🙊🙉 An accurate depiction of our lives at the moment and goodness gracious am I feeling all sorts of grateful. 😍😭 Constantly reminding myself to slow down and enjoy these little moments of pure magic. ✨ And also just, ya know, make sure nobody cracks their head open. 😜 #imafunmom #really || in case you missed it, I shared our living room tour on the blog! Just search katiedidwhat.com “living room”- I also linked all of these details in my most recent blog post! 💕 http://liketk.it/2wUpO #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKhome