Category Archives: autism

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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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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"I’m So Thankful Because God Answered ____________ Prayer", And Other Horse Pucky

   I was listening to L.A.’s Christian talk station the other evening when the afternoon drive guy was asking people to call and say what they were thankful for this year, specifically to tell stories of how God had answered their prayers in the past year.  Now I am ALL for proclaiming God’s goodness ALL the time, and it’s …

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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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The Meltdown Hangover

  We all hit the wall last night.  Hard.  Emotional DISregulation is highly overrated.  I envy the parents of kids who have “just” AS.  “Just Asperger’s”.  I wish.  The last thing I want to do is use this forum as a bully pulpit or to dishonor my daughter in anyway.  She IS amazing in so …

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Can We Do This Without The Hype?

  Before I launch into what to some will no doubt seem like an Anti-Mother’s-Day speel, let me first say that I do “like” the concept of Mother’s Day.  Sort of.  I like being appreciated for my efforts (which on some days require herculean emotional and physical exursion) to rear my children in such a way …

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I’ll Take The “Autism-Light”, Thanks

AINT’ NO SUCH THING AS HIGH FUNCTIONING A very well known advocate for kids/people with autism recently wrote an article about Asperger’s and she said there’s nothing “mild” about Asperger’s (also called “high functioning autism”). THANK YOU!! If I were still in the same state as she, I would kiss her on the lips. No …

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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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