April 2020

  • First, He is a Boy

    He is anxiety and rigidity and obsessiveness, cloaked within the velvet robes of a diagnosis. But first, he is a boy. He is letters on a page—black and white sentences… Read More

  • The Hidden Life We Live

    Parenting Autism is hard.   Parenting Autism during a world wide pandemic and quarantine is nearly impossible.   But, first, I need to start with this. For all of my well meaning… Read More

  • Lessons From A Crisis Schooling Mom

    In this time of great uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic people are forced to educate their children from home.  Some are calling this homeschooling, but in reality, this is crisis… Read More

  • Lost in the ‘Possible’

    A mum sent me a message earlier, about grief. Grief and autism. It may sound morbid, and it may not be the same for everyone, but this is absolutely a… Read More

  • What I Want You To Know

    I stood at the stove the other day, stirring some soup I’d made from leftover Easter ham. My son Jack sat at the counter, reading the back of a DVD.… Read More

  • The Way He Did Today

    Something happened today during our homeschooling session. It’s been five weeks since he last went to school. We have talked about the whole COVID 19 lockdown situation a couple of… Read More

  • Every Part of You

    I stand in the darkAt the side of your bedBeckoning your anxiety away Reassuring you I’m here-You’re safeYou’re lovedYou’re not alone Midnight hours tick away The morning will soon greet us I… Read More

  • Conversations with a 4-year-old About her Brother’s Autism

    A few months ago, Charlie, my 4-year-old daughter, yelled from across the room, “Mommy, look!” Her older brother, who doesn’t tend to pay her much attention, was hugging her.  She… Read More

  • My Sweet Boy, Mama is Happy

    My Sweet Boy, Last night we went for a walk around the neighborhood. It was supposed to be me, you, your two brothers and Dad. A family walk. But, well,… Read More

  • Isolation, Distancing, Learning: We’ve Been Here Before

    The world has shut down. We’re under stay-at-home orders. Because of a new virus that can be fatal, we’re forced to stay home until it’s contained. We have to stand… Read More

  • Welcome to Our World

    Welcome to our world. I have said that a lot lately. While the world has stopped in its tracks not much has changed in our world. This is our life.… Read More

  • Sometimes, We Argue

    Hey buddy, I am sorry you heard Daddy and I argue tonight. I know it’s scary. But sometimes, people disagree. No, no one is getting a divorce. I promise. I… Read More

  • Owning Asperger’s

    It was six years ago this summer that Asperger’s was first mentioned in regards to me; I was 20 years old. At first I thought people only knew if I… Read More

  • Do you Dream?

    When you sleep.. Do you dream my beautiful boy? At nearly six years old, I still don’t know. Autism took your voice years ago and has left me guessing. If… Read More

  • The Year of Acceptance

    I was headed to get my son Jd his favorite food at the food stop next door when I heard the older boy’s voice. It caught me off guard. I… Read More

  • Gaining Perspective in my Life

    Our lives are so narrow in experience.  We understand most clearly the circumstances we are born into and the experiences we acquire over our lifetime.  Yet there are so many… Read More

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