Laurie Wallin

Laurie Wallin

Speaker, Author, and Coach
Laurie Wallin is a speaker, writer and Certified Life Coach who helps people love their lives again. As mom to two former foster children deemed “failure to thrive” and “unadoptable,” she’s had to find her new normal and fight for joy. She speaks regularly on how to find freedom from bitterness, build personal resilience, live your strengths, and have joy in the every day. She blogs weekly at her own site, Laurie Wallin, and monthly at Not Alone. When she's not chasing down her half-naked sensory-challenged child, you'll also find her sharing quotes and life-lift tips on her Facebook Page. Laurie lives in Southern California with her hubby and their four girls. Get her FREE e-book (Embrace the Crazy: Practical Strategies for When Life Seems Impossible) when you subscribe to her monthly newsletter. Sign ups are here.
Laurie Wallin
Laurie Wallin
Laurie Wallin

Author Archives: Laurie Wallin

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

My daughter is an artist. She pairs clothing based on rules I can’t discern, garnering compliments from style-savvy people. She makes jewelry and crafts out of tidbits she finds―pebbles, old pencils, buttons, bolts, those little plastic pom-pom streamers from a child’s bicycle handle―things others overlook as trash. Last summer, as she prepared to go to…Continue Reading

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

When raising a child with multiple special needs, we’d all like to think we’re observant parents. But I’ve found that while managing high-intensity conditions in my kids, it’s easy to miss the most “normal” childhood issues. In the wake of bipolar meltdowns, panic attacks, sensory processing challenges and behaviors driven by Reactive Attachment Disorder, I’ve…Continue Reading