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 […]

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 […]

Renewing my vows

Um, yeah, not those! come on… For the record, I don’t believe any of the parenting experiences which I share in my blog are necessarily unique. What I mean is that all parents have kid issues, I’m just sharing mine and my perspective. I vow to my kids; not literally you see, but in my […]

If you’ve met one person with autism…

Famous quote, Dr. Stephen Shore, “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’veĀ  met one person with autism.” So true, autism presents itself differently in each person and the uniqueness is both fascinating, and often quite charming. On Saturday, I took Bryan to Parkland Golf Buddies. For this program there are about 10 special needs […]

The Confessor

Bryan blurts out all kinds of things. Some things are appropriate and make sense, others are random, too loud and nonsensical. However, one of my favorite Bryan qualities is his commitment to confession. Bryan calls me every day when he gets out of school. The calls fall into one of three buckets: He is calling […]

Here’s what I know

The last few weeks have been tougher than anticipated. I somehow felt since my mom suffered with Alzheimer’s for the last few years and wasn’t really herself that her passing would be easier. Wrong again. You see you don’t mourn someone who is alive, even in an altered state, so your brain is sort of […]

The first time ever I saw your face

So about 2 plus weeks ago I had started writing a blog in anticipation of Bryan’s 18th birthday, which was February 18. I was thinking a lot about my mom because she had been with us in the delivery room. My dad was outside in the father’s room. I am fairly well adjusted but I […]