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Hi, I’m Gloria

the mom half of Liam + Glo


Home is in Lansing, Michigan; where I live with my son, Liam, a pit bull we call Bubba Howard, and a beta fish named George- Jorge when we’re feeling’ spicy.

My mission is to help overwhelmed special needs moms achieve an intentional special needs lifestyle abundant in wellness and enrichment.

I offer practical self-care, peaceful and positive parenting principles, at-home therapy tutorials, homeschool tips, tools, feedback, experiential wisdom, and inspiration to achieve a well-nourished, less overwhelming special needs homeschool-family lifestyle.

I promise to keep it real and relevant around here to help you make it happen!
We got this, mama!  UP TOP!  xx Glo

Get to Know us

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Lansing, Michigan
It’s been a banana sandwich summer. 🥺 But things are stabilizing and getting back to things is what we’ve both been craving. •


Exciting news- he officially has independent work. He writes his name multiple times, independently, to focus on penmanship, spacing, and gain confidence. 🎉 While he did that, I prepared auditory processing practice. 😊 Visit our Facebook page to see the video of auditory processing practice. Link in bio or FB search “Liam And Glo.” #BackToHomeschool #SpecialNeedsHomeschool #AuditoryProcessingDisorder



#Trisomy13 #GlobalDevelopmentalDelay #HomeschoolingAutism #ApraxiaOfSpeech #ApraxiaKids #SecularHomeschooler #SpeechTherapyAtHome #Funschool #LearningWithLiamLooWho
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Lansing, Michigan
This blue bike trailer/croozer has been our mode of transportation for the past 5 days. We’ve walked to the grocery store, church, and even to the theater to see #spidermanfarfromhome ☺️. Despite our new challenges (greater than a car), I’m looking for opportunities to listen to the universe and transform- grow through what I go through! In the last month, I had lunch with a new friend, called an old friend, reached out to family and Facebook friends, I returned to our UU church, and set my sights back on all the courses and trainings I was planning and paying to do to become self-sufficient and self-fulfilled; including writing and sharing. In the last 5 days, I’ve leaned into this experience as just that- another experience. I, of course, still have relapses in that positive thinking but like parenting, health and wellness, just the act of GETTING GOOD takes deliberate practice. Ask Liam what I say about getting good- “practice makes you better.” These last 5 days have rewarded me with connections, conversations, and a sense of realness that I would have missed if I had a car. In the moments I catch myself or my son groaning about not having a car, I will validate our feelings then find gratitude in all the ways we are growing from our experiences. #GettingGood #GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough #FindingGratitude #SpecialNeedsMomLife #PracticeMakesYouBetter
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Lansing, Michigan
What have you put off doing to nurture yourself this week? 🧺
I came home and forgot I abandoned this to have lunch with a new friend. 😊 #WorthIt #AbnormalNormalMomLife #ThisCanWait
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Lansing, Michigan
I recently found myself eyeballs deep in awful comments from ableist parents of average kids. These comments were spread across different forums and topics. Comments ranged from “everyone is a little autistic” to “helicopter moms are so annoying.” Oh, and how could I forget- “kids with behavior issues shouldn’t be allowed in classrooms.” 🐻
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Between those comments and bad experiences in real life, it had me thinking back to the days of peak parenting struggle. When unzipping my skin and running away seemed like a pretty good solution to the chaos. Rather than writing an I See You post to the not-so-average bear moms- because this whole site is for you. I wrote this letter to the average bear moms of my past and present, offering advice for the future. #dearmoms #dontraiseanasshole 🔗In bio- Latest on the blog. Comment if you can relate. 🙋🏽‍♀️
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Lansing, Michigan
Spreadin’ a little awareness on ya- March is Trisomy Awareness month. People have 23 pairs of chromosomes.  Tri-somy means three-chromosomes.  Trisomy 13 means there’s an extra chromosome kickin’ it with chromosome pair 13.  Down Syndrome is Trisomy 21- extra chromosome on pair 21.  Make sense?  Trisomy 13 is also known as Patau Syndrome (named after the dude who first ascertained T13). •


There’s a common misconception that Trisomy 13 is rare.  It is not.  However, you don’t see or hear of it often.  Trisomy 13 is common in occurrence but rare in prevalence.  In other words, trisomy 13 happens often, but typically results in miscarriage, stillborn, or death.  For that reason, Trisomy 13 is medically labeled incompatible with life, although that is clearly bullshit.  Despite trisomy 13 not being rare, those who are thriving are.  With better education resulting in greater medical care, Trisomy 13/Patau Syndrome will be synonymous with life. 💛 Read full Understanding Trisomy + Trisomy 13 on my blog link in the bio and scroll or bio link and menu. ✊ •


#compatiblewithlife #trisomy13awareness
#specialneedsmomlife #trisomy13life #trisomyawareness #trisomyawarenessmonth #homiewithanextrachromie #trisomy13 #trisomystrong #specialneedsmom #trisomyfamilies #spreadawareness #complexconditions #geneticdisorder #extrachromosome #extrachromosomeextraawesome #extrachromosomeextracute #raisinganxmen #rarecondition #geneticanomaly
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My Heart.
Happy Valentines day💕 Mahomie worked hard on his “love monster” for the homeschool Valentines party. 🏆 We plan to make cookies and hibernate for the rest of our day. I hope you enjoy yours. 💘

#trisomy13 #trisomy13awareness #trisomy13life #homeschoolparty #autismwarrior #valentinesparty #lovemonster #valentinesbox #diyvalentinebox #winnerwinner #toocoolforschool #mytruelove
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Cobo Center
🦁and 🐯 and 🚘, Oh MI. (you may not get that if you’re not from Michigan😉). We went to the Detroit auto show. We meant to go during their sensory friendly time, but bad road conditions set us way behind schedule. Regardless, we had a great time and appreciate the inclusion @naiasdetroit . 🙌

#Specialneedsmomlife #detroitautoshow #adventureswithliamloowho #sensoryfriendly #mittentrippin #trisomy13 #trisomy13awareness #trisomy13life #autismadventures #autismadvocate #specialneedsadvocate #naias2019 #detroitautoshow
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Lansing, Michigan
It’s a new homeschool year. We do year round, so January is when I, initially, set plans and goals. Our goals focus on the areas of wellness. Many of our goals are the same or similar and the others are related to one another’s. Our method for setting SMART AF goals has been the biggest reason for our growth as individuals and as cooperatives. I’m so pumped for 2019 and excited feeling like I have more of my shit together. 👊 Here’s to moving forward. If you’re interested in my goal setting method, I shared my post, how to set SMART AF goals with your kids, on my blog. link bio.🌷 #smartaf #goalsaf #homeschoolgoals #momgoals
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Peacock Road Family Farm
Eskimo kisses 😘 This kid could live on a farm...until I tell him he’d have to leave the city. 😆

I’m not sure what it was...but this big guy was drawn to Liam and couldn’t resist bopping Liam’s nose. (Hat maybe🤷‍♀️) He didn’t seem interested in other people around us. He followed Liam along the fence. Very sweet. 😊 💋The weekend AND year end is almost here...hold tight! P.S. Does anyone else shout “look at the horsey!” everytime you see a horse? 🙋🏽‍♀️ #eskimokisses #lookatthehorsey #peacockroadfamilyfarm *
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Strange Matter Coffee Co.
Merry Christmas + Happiest Holidays! Santa was very happy with the gluten-free cookie Liam left out. 😉 It’s been emotionally difficult navigating holidays and social events with food restrictions. It’s another box to check in the long list of “reasons” to be excluded from something. Until @strangematterco (our FAVORITE ☕️ + 🍩 place) held a ticketed event for kids to decorate 12 premade cookies and donuts INCLUDING us with their gluten-free option. 💝 They took care to notify people around us to not mix up the sprinkles and to not get into our space. 🍩 We even took a tour of the kitchen, which is always fun to peek inside. Liam asked the hard hitting, important question- “where are the gluten free donuts made?” ☺️He’s learning things “HAVE to be separate to be safe.” She gladly explained their GF process and different and separate pans and things used. ✨ This was so exciting and we’re SO grateful for the event and the timing. Good lookin out @strangematterco . Up top! 🙌 #afewofmyfavoritethings 🍩☕️👦🏼
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#strangemattercoffee #strangemattercoffeeco #lovelansing #merrychristmasyafilthyanimal