Easy-Shmeezy

For us, it wasn’t just a matter of wanting to be parents. We were meant to be parents, which made our years of infertility difficult to endure. We went to doctors, weighed our options, and seemed to always conclude we’d rather adopt than go through IVF. Adoption has touched our families on mine and Mark’s … Continue reading Easy-Shmeezy

A Pandemic, A Quarantine, and Autism

It’s fascinating how quickly the world can change. Among those who behave inappropriately during a pandemic, there are far more who show kindness and provide humanitarian efforts. These are the happenings I choose to cherish during this uncertain time. As of late, I smile to myself as I jog by a house in our neighborhood. … Continue reading A Pandemic, A Quarantine, and Autism

The Attack

The first time it happened it pained me deeply. As it continued to occur, I felt utterly distraught, helpless, and bewildered. You see, when my daughter with autism attacks, she seems like a different person. She’s not the sweet, loving girl we know. To put it frankly, she’s scary. I hate the Jekyll and Hyde … Continue reading The Attack

Parenting Style?

Sometimes I think it’s easy to get caught up in parenting books, articles and/or groups on social media. Don’t get me started on “mom” groups on Facebook. Simply put, they’re the worst. I can’t AND won’t ever subject myself to such negativity and judgement. Anyway, a common question that seems to come up in these … Continue reading Parenting Style?

“Darling, the world doesn’t owe you anything”

I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself as I read a post on my Nextdoor app. The title, “4th of July Fireworks.” Oh, this should be good. In short, the poster was asking her neighbors to limit the fireworks for her highly anxious dog. Okay, first, it’s March, so why are we talking about the … Continue reading “Darling, the world doesn’t owe you anything”

Holiday Time and Autism

I love seeing all the darling family pictures from Christmas Sunday services. It's embarrassing to say I even envy them a bit. Our Sunday service today in retrospect was, well, comical. We usually try our darnedest to arrive to church at least 10 minutes early, allowing us to get the spot we want. We prefer … Continue reading Holiday Time and Autism

The “Coddling” Parent

Recently, I had a peculiar conversation with a woman waiting to pick up her grandchild while I waited for my daughter at her school. I usually get to avoid the awkward parent pick-up small talk because I have my glorious buffer in the form of my son with me. He runs around like a mad … Continue reading The “Coddling” Parent

A Tale of a Special Needs Parent

Take one Kids can be embarrassing, am I right?! Nothing gets you over embarrassment than being a parent, especially of a special needs child. Let me explain. Yesterday began just fine. Nothing out of the norm. We did have a blissful weekend of lazy mornings, so maybe being back in the swing of things made … Continue reading A Tale of a Special Needs Parent