Our Story

Hello! I’m Angie.

I’m the mother of three children, disability advisor at a community college, writer, podcast host, encourager, and lover of storytelling and a good scone.

I started this blog in July of 2015 as a result of our middle child being diagnosed with autism, and a rare genetic disorder, SCN2A. I thought it would be a place where I rose above the shallows of grief and sadness, and shared a positive perspective and could happily hand out resources like Halloween candy. I wanted it to be filled with pretty pictures and light and airy anecdotes that I’ve grown to admire about other blogs. And that is not what this blog has turned out to be.

Instead, it’s become my therapeutic way to share the truth about our experience while still celebrating and recognizing the goodness in our lives.

The name, Mighty and the Bean, comes from two of our children’s nicknames, with the youngest sadly excluded, but he’s the baby and enjoys all of the rights of that role, so I think it’s even. 

We have said from the beginning that we have two goals, to love our kids where they are, and to do everything in our power to help them both reach their potential. So here we are, and we’re happy to share our story with you.

Welcome to Mighty and the Bean!

2 thoughts on “Our Story”

  1. Thank you for this Pod cast. I’m looking forward to reading your writings! We’re in Austin TX, and have 6 grandkids, one with KCNQ2 disease.

    1. It’s so nice to hear from you! Definitely check out my posts and look around. I’m working on trying to organize a bit better so that you can access posts by topic. I started this in 2015 when my middle child was diagnosed with SCN2A, which is a sister gene to KCNQ2! It’s definitely been a journey, and I’m thankful to have it documented here. Thanks for reading and listening!

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