LIAM + GLO MANIFESTO
Life is harder than it looks – Be BRAVE. Liam and Glo is a special needs lifestyle blog for discerning mamas of not-so-average bears. 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 and to invite other moms to share theirs as well.
Whether it’s parenting, therapy integrated homeschooling, venturing off on trips coast to coast in Michigan, style, creating gluten-free meals 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 and I’m the creator, editor, host of Abnormal Normal Mom Life podcast, and the mom half of Liam and Glo. This is my digital journal for sharing our journey finding less overwhelm and more enrichment including all the things that inspire and challenge us.
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Liam is my eccentric, spirited, true love and homie with an extra chromie. He loves Detroit, vanilla steamers, running, theatre, cuddly dogs, Halloween, and trips to Target. We share our experiences and perspectives living and learning with labels including 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 on this beautifully wild ride!
P.S. Feel free to drop me an email and introduce yourself. Read about Trisomy 13 explained in simple terms.