Every day

If I have to hear it one more time… ugh. Please do not say short bus!! It’s so rude and you will definitely get shamed by me. Two years ago at a presentation outside of work at a community event there was a presenter, who works with children, said he belonged on the short bus […]

I’ve always wondered…

Spoiler: this blog is not about autism. Did you ever watch the Brady Bunch and think to yourself, um, the Vietnam War was going on and this show never even touched on or acknowledged it?  Were Mike and Carol concerned Greg might get a draft notice? Did you ever wonder how people in other countries, […]

The Crystal Ball

I want it, I need it, I’m afraid of it. What will Bryan’s future be? The scariest question out there. I have recently embarked on a crusade to get all of my ducks in a row. I have always had a will and extensive life insurance, but I need to go to the next level […]

Sometimes you just have to write

Today is one of those days where I need to download my thoughts to provide relief from the tension. Bryan had a bad day at school. This should not be considered a big deal. Everyone has bad days. Why does this matter?  Because you need to understand when you have autism every minute of every […]

The Little Big Brother

Much has been written regarding the relationship between typical and special needs siblings. The sibling relationship in general is quite fascinating; you are friends, or not, grow up in the same house and have a unique common understanding of your parents. Often birth order can indicate some behaviors but I know in my sibling relationship […]

Flattery will get you everywhere

Yep, it works on me!!! I’m not kidding! I’m not embarrassed to admit that I like to receive a sincere compliment from one of the boys or a man or a friend. All types are welcome; I suppose I am easily charmed, hence the title. Every now and then I look back through my blogs […]

Somewhere over the rainbow

Just got back from a spectacular week in NY. I was on my own, doing what I wanted, how I wanted, and with whomever I wanted. If you are a parent, especially a single parent, you know that time is rare. I had wanted to do this since I got divorced; the freedom of walking […]