Lianne Paterson is a parent with a child on the spectrum and gives an open look into how her son's diagnoses changed her as a person, parent, and wife. Lianne's insight into her world ranges from dinner time, damaged furniture, and sleepless nights.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What her nights look like now.
  • How life is different with Timothy.
  • How she deals with different rules for her other children.
  • How she talks to her other children about Timothy.
  • Why they still go to restaurants, even if it's hard.
  • Flying on an airplane to Europe.
  • The one thing she would have done differently after her son's diagnosis.
  • How she found gifts from the experience.

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