LIAM + GLO MANIFESTO
Life is harder than it looks – Be BRAVE. Liam and Glo is a special needs lifestyle blog infused with adult-privilege words and lots of my heart (+ anxiety). Although intended for discerning mamas of not-so-average bears, all people of kindness are welcome.
With a love for food, adventure, eclectic style, inspired learning, fierce advocacy, and journey toward wellness- I wanted to create a space to share these loves and challenges. I also wanted to offer a hub and invite other moms to share theirs as well (shoot me an email if you’d like to be a guest on my podcast).
Whether it’s parenting, therapy integrated homeschooling, venturing off on trips coast to coast in Michigan, style, creating gluten-free meals, the daily grind of special needs mom life, or seeking an overall sense of wellness – my message for abnormal normal moms and their not-so-average bears is my mantra, which envelopes my life – Live intentionally, seeking less overwhelm and more enrichment.
Welcome to my abnormal normal! My name’s Gloria. I’m the creator, editor of Liam + Glo, host of Abnormal Normal Mom Life podcast, mom half of Liam and Glo, and special needs activist (wannabe autoimmune illness advocate). This is my digital journal for sharing our adventure finding less overwhelm and more enrichment. This includes all the things that inspire and challenge us in homeschool and life, in general.
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Liam is my eccentric, spirited, true love, homie with an extra chromie, and the hardest working person I’ve ever known. He loves Detroit, lattes and donuts, running, theatre, cuddly dogs, Halloween, and trips to Target. We share our experiences and perspectives living and learning with labels. Homeschooling Trisomy 13, Autism, Dyspraxia, DCD, Speech Apraxia, Auditory Processing Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder (just to name the big dogs he walks all day, erryday) including a few of my own.
Rolling with the Punches
As you’ll learn from the timeline below, my life unfolded much differently than I anticipated. You can read my uncensored retrospection series, beginning with X-Men Origins. From 2010-2017, my own life felt like my adversary with punches faster and stronger than Mayweather.
How We Got Here
It all started back in ...
More Diagnoses + Therapy
At 3 years old, Liam was diagnosed with speech apraxia, oral apraxia, receptive and expressive language delay, dyspraxia, developmental coordination disorder, hypotonia, and sensory processing disorder (affecting all 8 senses). He started private speech and occupational therapy while I continued to supplement at home. Luckily, he was fluent in ASL and he and I could easily communicate.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure! I could not be more grateful for your support and companionship.
P.S. Read about Trisomy 13 explained in simple terms. // If you’d like to join us and be friends, let’s exchange emails – subscribe to some posts and personal notes from me. Then pop over to Say Hello -introduce yourself and let me know you subscribed. xxGlo