I’ll introduce myself in a moment.

But first, I would like to get to know you.

I’m going to make a few guesses about you:

  • You’re a rebellious mommy.
  • You don’t want to listen to what everyone else tells you about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • You’re smart, creative and love your kiddos.
  • You’re looking for more.

If this sounds like you, welcome home. You’ve found a great community in this little pocket of the internet.

Happie-Life is a personal look into autism acceptance, mommy moments, learning tools, grit and the quintessential #glitterbomb.

And if you’d like to meet me and my daughter — read on.

about me mom (1)

Hi, Antoinette here. I am a writer, mother, twin sister, paddle board lover, and neuroscientist in the making! I strive every day to be the best mom that I can to my little girl Nevaeh. It’s just us two, rocking it out and hoping to inject autism acceptance worldwide!




Hi, my name is Nevaeh, I am 10-years old and I have swag! My favorite things are dogs, anime, Minecraft, collecting precious stones and living my best life ever, da’ling. My mom maintains this blog, but it is important for me to share autism awareness because every child needs the opportunity to learn the way that helps them the most.


When Nevaeh was first diagnosed six years ago, I had no idea what autism was.  All I was told was that my daughter would never speak.  I was told she would never have social skills, or read and she would need round-the-clock care for the rest of her life.

And then my world shattered into a million pieces.  And I cried over the life my daughter would have and if I would be able to do this on my own as a single parent. That was a tough week. I don’t even remember driving home after I had gotten Nevaeh’s diagnosis.

I remember collapsing into my grandmother’s arms and crying.

Ever since then, each day has been a fight.  Nevaeh and I have fought for the life she should have and what I knew in my heart she was capable of achieving! I dreamed of the memories she could make, the sports she could participate in.  We have fought with school administrators and therapists and even our own emotions. I am so proud of the steps Nevaeh has taken to overcome so much!

Our personal goal is to live our most happie-life! Whatever that looks like, sounds like, walks like, talks like-we are interested in pursuing our specific happie-life.

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