yolandaWhere in the world do you live? And, are you from there?

I live in Fort Mill, SC.  I am from South Carolina.  I was born and raised here, and I attended public schools here.

What language(s) do you speak?
I speak English.  I can understand Spanish, however, I can speak very little of it.  I also know American Sign Language.

When did you first become a mother (year/age)?
I first became a mother at the age of 19 in 1999.
Are you a stay-at-home mom or do you work from home or away from home?

I work full time as a Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  It’s a wonderful job.

Why do you blog/write?

I originally started a blog because I had all sort of ideas in my head that I wanted to share.  Then it became more than that.  I was able to share the day in and day out of being a mom of three children with different disabilities. It also turned into a place where I could share about social good and being a single mother.

What makes you unique as a mother?

What makes me unique is that I am the mom of two children on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, my oldest child was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at the age of 13.  In spite of these challenges, I advocate for those who have less than I, for children, and for a variety of other causes.

What do you view as the challenges of raising a child in today’s world?

One of the biggest challenges of raising children today is not knowing my neighbors.  People are not concerned with creating lasting relationships with their neighbors these days like they did when I was a child.  Everyone knew each other back then even if we didn’t live in the same neighborhood.

How did you find World Moms Network?

I found World Moms Network through Jen Burden and Shot@Life.

This is an original post to World Moms Network by World Mom, Yolanda Gordon in the USA. Welcome, Yolanda! 
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