One year later…

    March 13, 2021
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Posts across social media are appearing reliving where we were one year ago today. As a writer, I felt a need to share my own two cents. A year ago this week my mother was driving me crazy worrying about a virus in China. She was right. A year ago today superintendent was telling me […]

    Wait and See

    May 27, 2020
    by Becky Ferrigno
    It’s understandable in this extremely stressful time to feel like immediate action is the only way to proceed safely. If a trusted official outlines the next strategy, we respond by reacting. But I would like to offer an alternative approach, called “Let’s wait and see.” It might be the best parenting strategy we can use […]

    May Truth Be The Bird That Sets Your Soul Flying

    April 20, 2020
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Since I was a young child, writing has always been my closest friend, the reliable partner I lean on when my mind is heavy. Worry, conflict, and disappointments fill my childhood diaries. I was never someone who wrote when they were happy. Writing is my way of working out the problems and confusion in my […]

    A Non-Soccer Fan’s Reflection on the World Cup

    July 11, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    I’ll be honest. I am not much of a soccer fan. There is too much running back and forth without scoring to keep my attention. It’s why I like basketball, the scores are big and the action is fast. That being said, I admire the strength and mental discipline that it takes to play soccer. […]

    Four questions you get asked when you have a child with an anxiety disorder

    July 4, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Humans are curious by nature. At the most basic level, it is that innate curiosity that has kept our species alive. We just cannot help ourselves. When every fiber of our being wants to know something, we seek answers Parents of anxious children come face to face with this curiosity on a regular basis. When […]

    Early Intervention is the Key To Our Success.

    March 22, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Early Intervention is the Key to Our Sucess. March is my favorite month of the year. If you have spent any time with me on Instagram (@becky.ferrigno) this month, you have probably figured out why. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March and Irish Americans across the country use this date as an […]

    Three Lessons We Need to Teach the Next Generation of Strong Women

    March 21, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    I was fortunate enough to be born into a family full of strong, independent women. Raised in their image, I assumed I would have a daughter and do the same. That presumption changed the minute my dark haired offspring unexpectedly came screaming into this world. Instead of the malleable, impressionable child I expected, I am […]

    Where Our Journey Began Part 2

    February 21, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    The Rest Of The Story Every special needs parent talks about the moment. The moment when their heart dropped, their palms got sweaty and their mouth dried out like the Sahara Desert. That moment when their instincts started yelling at them “DO SOMETHING! SOMETHING IS WRONG!” in whatever language it thought you would understand. It […]

    Where Our Journey Began

    February 19, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Where Our Journey Began I have been writing about our family’s experience with Sensory Processing Disorder and anxiety for several years now. This work has become a large part of my mission as an author.  My writing has served as therapy for me, research, and a chance to share what I know with others traveling […]

    Meet the Characters: The First Installment

    January 17, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Welcome and thank you for stopping by! I am very excited to introduce you to Minna Anthony Common. My book Blazing A Trail: The Minna Anthony Common Story, will be available in June! Before the book arrives, I wanted to introduce everyone to a few of the main characters.