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I'm Just El...


I'm just a mom...
I'm just a woman...
I'm just a friend…

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. The journey that led me here started with the pregnancy and subsequent birth of My Beloved Son, SDYM (SuperDuperYoungMan).

When embarking on that new phase of life that we call motherhood, I thought I had it all figured out. I walked away from my career as an international educator and head-first into my dream life as a military officer's spouse.

Shortly after marriage, we decided to start a family.  I quickly realized that my son, who was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), was developing differently. And from that moment forth, I've been living off script and figuring it out as I go.

Loving My Son has guided me through a journey of starting a company in response to meeting his needs, advocating for children with disabilities, getting a divorce, losing 100 pounds, writing some books, going back to school to get a Ph.D., becoming a university professor, opening a preschool, working with families and service providers of young children, falling in love with LIFE and WOMANHOOD and building a Top Notch Village of friends and supporters.*Geesh, that was a looooong sentence!*

I've done all of that and I'm not even a little bit tired. Because I'm fueled by my purpose; My Son and my core belief that all children deserve to be loved and cared for well.

My purpose and core belief guide my life's work; to provide families and service providers the support, information, and tools needed to love and care for children well. Because I believe ALL families deserve to WIN!!!!

Welcome!!! You are now a part of My Top Notch Village!



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