Category Archives: asperger’s

The Other “R” Word

Today you might have seen this splashed across various social media outlets. I think it’s pretty safe to say that anyone who would call themselves my personal friend probably doesn’t use the “R” word, or if they have in my presence, they’ve been corrected. It happens, I move on. It’s an ugly, ugly word that …

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That’s So Aspie!

THAT’S SO ASPIE!!! And from the new hit show, “That’s So Aspie!!”, here’s the latest episode: Hubs just reminded daughter at the dinner table after she asked to be excused that they (he & she) would be in charge of clean-up after dinner, so be available for that. She said, “Again? Why me? Why not …

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Is It Too Late To Give Up Grief For Lent?

You KNow You’re In The Grief Cycle When…… You’re talking to your bff on the phone (thank you GOD for free long distance) and you find yourself tearing up because you realize in the middle of the conversation where you’re trying to recount the frustration that has been the past 48 hours, that you’re grieving …

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Thanks To Autism, I Can’t Even Answer A Simple Question

I have a feeling this post will probably make the most sense to parents of children who have “invisible” conditions like autism, PDD-NOS, and behavioral, emotional, and mental health issues, but everyone’s welcome to read along and join me where we live. This is incredibly difficult for me to write. Once I put it out …

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Stabby Spork Alert

Here’s a really nicely written blog in response to yesterday’s arm-chair diagnosis of James Holmes, by Joe Scarborough.  Please read “Diary Of A Mom”‘s blog here and then come back:  https://adiaryofamom.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/dear-joe/#comment-28551 Wasn’t that nicely put?  She was succinct and spot-on, without being overly emotional in a ranty, stabby kind of way.  Ya, this blog entry …

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Another post where I realize I’m the one with challenges

I’m beginning to realize that my life is really just a series of long held beliefs colliding with reality.  Sometimes the collisions are messy, but if I shut up long enough, good things usually come from the wreckage. You know why they call it “Challenger Baseball”?  Because it challenges your long-held beliefs.  Because it makes …

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An Overdue Dose Of Humility

Do you ever read something or hear something and wonder, “Did I hear that right?  Did he/she meant to say that?”.  Well, this morning I received what felt like a sharp rebuke from a friend, not necessarily a close friend, but someone with whom I’m certainly friendly and with whom I have regular contact.  It was …

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Tonight I think of all the moms who out there in the night sky, barely visible to the naked eye and twinkling just every so often, to the point where you’re not really sure if you saw them sparkle at all.  The bigger, brighter stars are the ones people see and the smaller, dimmer stars look insignificant.  …

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Autism; they’re not the only ones in the quick-sand

My daughter has autism. My daughter has autism. My daughter has autism. My daughter is BRILLIANT, beautiful beyond words, has a heart of pure GOLD and she has AUTISM with a capital “A”. There are no doubt legions of acquaintances and family members who would argue with me on that point simply BECAUSE she is …

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