Jen Forsyth

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Jen F. lives in Gibsonia, PA and is a mom to three kids. After battling two school districts in seven years for her own autistic son, Jen started The Happier Autism Family, where she became an educational advocate, representing families at IEP and other meetings, and she also empowers parents via public speaking and social media, teaching about education law and what to expect when having special needs children in school. In her spare time, Jen can been seen running like crazy to hockey and dance practices, and posting as many pictures of cats she can find to Facebook.

When your baby turns 18

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller’s Day Off I blinked, and all of a sudden today, my child became an adult. The...

The Resting of the Summer Mom Taxi

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My kids go back to school this week. One starts back Tuesday, and the other two go back on Wednesday. I’m not sure whether to be happy, sad, or to just take a nap. When...

When Parents Bully

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It was one of those magical moments out of a real estate commercial: My husband and I driving around what was to be our new neighborhood, with our faces lighting up like up like...

When your child is never invited to birthday parties

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Indicators of popularity are always tricky when your kids are young. Honestly they shouldn’t matter at all. Is your kid happy? Does your kid have some friends? Then cool, we are golden. However, there are...

I’m Not Sending My Kids to School When They Are Sick

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Photo Courtesy Pexels I’m just going to come out and say it, none of the kids in this house will ever be up for a Perfect Attendance Award at School. If that takes me out of...

How to Positively Combat Social Media Negativity

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Social media has been around for well over a decade. When this all first started, we were excited to jump online and see what old friends we could find, what music we could add...

Double Digits : Happy Birthday Emma

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Today is such a day of mixed emotions for this Mama. My last baby is turning 10-years-old. TEN! We are talking double digits here. For the first time in my 17+ years as a parent, I...

Hitting STOP and Getting Your ‘Me’ Back

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In many cases, life for a lot of moms is normal, happy, and crazy. They can be #thankful, #blessed, and go into 2018 handling life, work, kids, and make those resolutions to lose weight,...

Teams and Schools: Please Stop Forcing Families to Gift

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I must sound like the biggest Grinch this time of year. Our family decorates for the holidays, but minimally. We don’t have much family, so there are no major celebrations. Even before that became an issue,...

My Marriage Is An Adult

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It’s not two decades yet, but yet it still feels like some sort of a milestone. 18 years. My marriage is an adult today. Dear Lord it feels so much longer! I mean that in no offense at...