About

Hi!

My name is Nicole but you can call me NickyB.  I am a wife of 14 years (and still happy lol). I have a wonderful 12-year-old son with autism named MJ and a beautiful 10-year-old girl named Morgan.  I have been a middle school educator for over 16 years.  I was born and raised in Miami, Florida.

I am on an “autism journey!”  Some days are great, some ok, and some downright horrible, but I have a hope inside of me to keep going and not give up no matter what!

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59 thoughts on “About

  1. This blog is absolutely remarkable! The honesty of your entire journey, your willingness to share, is and will be inspiring, encouraging and educational to so many. It takes a special and strong woman, wife and mother to embrace this road the way that you have. You clearly do it with great love, courage and determination. You are now the vital source, tool and motivation for others that you use to desperately searched for.

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  2. I am so proud that you took on this ministry of sharing your story, though difficult. As this blog helps you and others dealing with Autism I know it is going to make a difference. I know several friends and family that have children with Autism and I’m sharing your blog with them. You are an incredible Woman of God!

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    1. Thank you so much! I know over the years you have had me and the fam in your prayers. I honestly feel that it is time for me to do this. I pray it is a blessing to all who read it. Thank you for sharing this blog. 🙂

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  3. Your story always brings me to tears. I admire your strength more than you know. You are an inspiration to so many women who share your heartache as well as your successes with regards to dealing with a child with autism. I am a proud friend!!! Love you and the family, always! 😘

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  4. Hey Nicole,
    I enjoyed reading your blog. You enlightened me to many things that I was unaware of concerning autism. Your openness and honesty is educational and therapeutic for many. Stay strong and faithful! Looking forward to more posts!

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  5. Nicky just learned about your blog through my dearest friend Stephanie Raines. She encouraged me to read the blog and I am so glad I did. Your blogs are so genuine. I love it. Just when I thought I was the only one and no one understood your blog appeared. My family and I recently moved back to Georgia from the Bahamas but we are contemplating relocating to ft.Lauderdale for better services for our five years old autistic son (AJ). What are your thoughts?

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    1. Hi!
      I am so glad you are enjoying the blog! For my family, moving back to Florida was the best thing we ever did. There are several elementary schools that have autism cluster classes and they have been amazing for my son (not sure if its the right fit for your son). I have also been able to find a special needs summer camp that he loves…I never found that while in Georgia but I have heard that things have improved in Georgia since I left. Depending on where you are thinking of moving, you should contact the school board and speak with someone in charge of special needs kids for that particular county. I received lots of information when I did that.

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  6. We are in atlanta but the transition hasn’t been the best. Fulton county moved him from stonewall tell elementary (as he was just adjusting) to cliftondale elementary. This has caused a whole lot of emotional and transitional anguish. Nevertheless, we are taking this process one day at a time.

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  7. Hi Nicky, Wonderful stories and beautiful pictures. We share the same walk with autism and I’m sure we will have a great many conversations along the way. Very happy to meet you and your family.

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  8. Thank you for your likes and follow. You are exactly correct in how you describe your journey, for you have to keep going no matter how you feel to ensure the safety of your children, especially MJ.

    For if you do not, who will.

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  9. Hi NickyB, Nice to meet you at Jackie’s party. And thanks for stopping by my space and connecting with me. You have it warm and cozy here with posts that make me laugh and smile and love those beautiful cuties you’re blessed with. I like your positive energy… you can never go wrong with being hopeful that things can only get better. That’s my muse always! Glad to connect with you. Cheers. 🙂

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  10. Thank you NickyB for finding and following my new site! I hope for the best for you and your family in your “journey!” BTW, my mother was an elementary school teacher for 33 years!

    God’s blessings for you and your family,
    Sunshine

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  11. Hi Nicole,

    I have always enjoyed reading your blog. This is why I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. Congratulations!

    Your participation is voluntary, however I’d be honored if you accept it. Let’s do a great good by promoting each other and spreading the word.

    Thank you,
    Anna

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