One Mom’s Journey with Autism: Episode 49

Mary Jenkins is the incredible mother of two children who have been diagnosed with autism.

When I (April) met Mary Jenkins at a recent Power of Moms Retreat, I just knew we needed her voice on a podcast.

Mary could honestly be our Power of Moms “Poster Mom.”  She comments on posts, participates in our webinars, and most importantly–applies what she learns on the site into her own family. (You might like to see Mary’s Deliberate Mothering Video.)

In this podcast, Mary shares her experience mothering two young children with autism.  She tells us specific ways The Power of Moms has helped her create more structure in her family (and balance in her own life), talks about some of her favorite resources for children with autism, and provides encouragement for all mothers who are navigating these parenting waters.


(Here is the link for the 100 Day Kit Mary mentioned from


Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks.

Audio Editing by Christy Elder



  1. Tasha Bradshaw says

    This was a wonderful podcast. I appreciated learning from Mary’s perspective of Mothering.

  2. says

    It’s so great to connect with moms who have similar issues.
    Mary’s such a great example of finding things that work for her kids. I think we can all learn something though. My kids, although not autistic, thrive on schedules etc. also.

  3. says

    THANK YOU for this great podcast. I have a 12 year old boy who is on the autism spectrum. It’s a very lonely road… good to hear from another mom who is dealing with this every day.

  4. Laura says

    I’m so grateful for podcasts like this. We have a three old recently diagnosed with autism and it is wonderful to hear from someone who can relate.

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