The Race to Crash My Autistic Son’s New Year’s Resolutions

by Kristi Vannatta My fifteen year-old son J.R. has autism. If you were to meet me for the first time you may ask where he falls on the spectrum and whether or not he is considered “high functioning.” A speedy answer is always tricky for me, because these days a parent is reluctant to describe… Read More

S2 E23: PLAY Time with Dr. Jennie

Dr. Jennie Troccio is an autism educator, consultant, DIR/Floortime provider, and founder of PLAY. She teaches the South Florida blondes that kicking off one’s heels can be the key to reaching children AND families dealing with autism. Read More

S2 E21 On Brand Blondes

On this episode, the blondes are “FALL”ing back, and ironically it’s rosé that helps their footing as they reflect upon homecoming, influencing, base running, and (sticker) swapping. Also, they see unicorns. Can this all be accomplished by remaining #onbrand? You’ll have to listen to find out! Read More

S2 E15 Back to Cool

Much like the Jonas Brothers’ smash summer hit,

lately the blondes have been feelin’ so COOL.

Their kids are back to school.

They’re stoked about their Season 2 debut.

But OOH, they still have to get to the dreaded carpool.

Dammit, they WERE feelin’ so cool, cool, cool, cool (they’re fools).

Listen to alllll the foolishness as the blondes recap their South Florida days of summer and kick their boys to the school curb.

It’s back to pencils, back to books, back to podcasts and autism too.

Oh, wait. Read More

S1 E13: The Papis

We have more daddy issues than Vanidades.

What happens when you put two autism dads who couldn’t be more different in the same room with two rubias and a bottle (or more) of bubbly? You laugh. You cry. You meet the South Florida Disorderly Blondes’ sugar daddies, better known as the husbands.

These papas don’t preach, but their perspectives on all things autism had even the blondes at a loss for words. As if!

The dads tackle the tough questions, and offer advice to others in their “man-cletas.”

Ready? Set? Dale! Read More

S1 E12: Going to Town (of Miami Lakes)

MOOve over autism awareness (such a MOOt conversation!).

Have you not HERD?

The Town of Miami Lakes is lassoing its best and brightest, corralling MOOcho effort into “branding” itself a model, autism-friendly town.

Steered by rare breeds Mayor Manny Cid and Councilmembers Marilyn Ruano & Luis Collazo, the “range” of this town’s plan will make special needs families feel right at home: no bull! Read More

S1 E10 A Few of Our Favorite Things

Move over Oprah (and certainly Ariana Grande, pfft), cuz we’ll splurge on (and happily share) anything that makes our kids’ lives (okay who are we kidding?)- OUR LIVES easier!

Shout out to Ariana tho, cuz we don’t mean to brag, but we be like, “Put in in the bag,” when it comes to sanity products we feature in this season’s Favorite Things episode.

Autism. South Florida. Motherhood. Read More

S1 E4 The Smoking Gun

Everything is A-OK at this autism corral! The Disorderly Blondes are shooting first and asking questions later as their very first guest enters, guns a-blazin’! High caliber advocate Ysela aims to please as she discusses her role as an educational consultant. Her mission (if you choose to accept it) is to keep special needs families… Read More