Random Musings

That Summer I Dated a Deadbeat Dad

Last summer I decided to try online dating on a whim. After screening all of the messages I received, I struck up conversation with this really nice guy, who I will call “Pete.” For all intents and purposes, he was everything I thought I was looking for in a guy. Smart, cute, funny. Nothing like… Read More That Summer I Dated a Deadbeat Dad

Parenting

How My Children have Taught Me to Be a Better Person

Sometimes I think about how much easier my life would probably be if I didn’t have half the challenges I experience in my day to day life. I fondly remember the days when I could just take off and go wherever I wanted to without a second thought. Or, the days when I didn’t have… Read More How My Children have Taught Me to Be a Better Person

Autism

The Day He Asked for Orange Soda

  A few weeks ago we were sitting in the office of a psychologist, where H was getting evaluated to see where exactly he was developmentally. The doctor was asking him to complete a variety of tasks, none of which he apparently wanted to do. Instead, he sat and looked at his hands that he was… Read More The Day He Asked for Orange Soda

Autism

My Wannabe Criminal

April is Autism Acceptance Month and I hope to share many of my colorful autism stories.
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Parenting

That’s Not Fair

 Every morning at around 6:15am Henry opens my door and jumps into my bed. Most of the time I wake up when he does this, other times I don’t notice until I feel someone kicking me. I haven’t slept in for at least 5 months and I do blame someone for that, which I… Read More That’s Not Fair

Autism

Where There’s a Will

What will my kids do when I’m gone?… Read More Where There’s a Will

Autism

This is My Life

It’s Monday Morning and the house is completely quiet.  In the air is the aroma of a  freshly brewed pot of coffee.  And I am sitting here, by myself. Alone. That’s what a lot of Mondays are like. And then there are the other Mondays, when there is chaos, and I am not peacefully drinking… Read More This is My Life