Embrace Unique

Welcome to Embrace Unique. My name is Merritt Phillips. I am an advocate for young people with ASD, an author, a speaker and a great Mom.

I am so glad you found us! Our philosophy here at Embrace Unique is Hope, Laugh, Love repeat! Here you will find all kinds of fun, positive, helpful things to make your day a little better. On each page you will find our thought of the week. This is meant to help keep you hopeful about the future. You will also find my blog. These blogs are honest writings about raising a child with special needs. I am sure you might find a laugh, because some things in life are just to funny to make up. At this site you will find recipes that are gluten and dairy free, because that is how we roll in our house, and a good cookie can just be what you need to bring a little love into your home. You can also shop our store for cozy sweatshirts or my latest book. Lastly you can check out the calendar and see where I'll be speaking. Just below you can check out my latest Instagram posts, if you missed them the first time.

Check back often, things are always changing in my world!
Watched Hairspray last night. The best line of the night goes to Motormouth Maybelle "well love is a gift, a lot of people forget that, So, you two better brace yourself for a whole lotta ugly comin at you from a never ending parade of stupid" #embraceunique
My son sharing his statistics exam grade #proudmomma #babystepsinthedirectionofyourgoal #embraceunique
Safe with me #safetypin #embraceunique
When a hunk of snow relocates from your roof to your front windshield, forcing you pull over...start a snowball fight #morninglaughter #snowballsmakeyouwet #embraceunique
Thanks for doing the laundry honey #morninglaughter #usedkleenex #emptypocketsfirst #embraceunique
It's 1am & we have been driving for over 2 hours. As we near our destination, my husband says to me "I should have asked earlier but you have the key right?" I reply "yup and the turkey" #thanksgivingadventures #morninglaughter #embraceunique
So I go into my neighborhood cleaners and say "I think I have a sweater here?" My dry cleaner says "you don't know, must be you have too many clothes". I reply "is that a thing?". She laughs .... #abundant #morninglaughter #embraceunique
It's a day to remember those who are no longer with us & honor the impact they made on our lives #diadelosmuertos #aliveinmyheart #memories #betterbecauseofthem
5:40am  lighting show out our bedroom window, counting seconds till thunder roars, dog racing thru the house barking, my son walks in asking about electrostatic discharge and thunder.... I guess we don't need the alarm clock this morning! #happymonday #lightning #dogbarking #am #asd #lifelessons #noalarmclockneeded
New blog Friday "It was an...Accident http://www.embraceunique.com/blog.php?id=4733355739315910174 #blogging #aspiemom #asd #dogs #accident #lifelessons
New blog post Friday: Whose line is it anyway? http://www.embraceunique.com/blog.php?id=677863220655070699 #embraceunique #asd #aspiemom #blogging #yourline #goodlife
Pay Attention to the Fuel Gauge http://embraceunique.com/blog.php?id=4683594895747877864 #blogging #aspiemom #asd #embraceunique #runningonempty
Better living thru chemicals? http://embraceunique.com/blog.php?id=2641403530848412731
#embraceunique  #asd #aspiemom #blogging
#dailygratitude #365 #goalaccomplished #7daysofgratitude
#dailygratitude #fathersfamily #greatgreatgrandma #1929
#dailygratitude #friendship #swimmingthrulife #neveralone
#dailygratitude #cleanair #nopollution #nomoresmogdays
#dailygratitude #endofsummer #dusk #picnic #getoutside
#dailygratitude #see #naturesbeautiful #vision
#dailygratitude #partners #adventurethatislife  #blueskies
Thought of the day