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 […]

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 […]

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’ve  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 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 […]

This One’s for You

I went to a viewing yesterday for a dear coworker’s son who was tragically killed last week. No matter who you are, you cannot escape the heart wrenching grip of the loss of a child. At the viewing I saw many of my coworkers; after 10 years many of them feel way more like friends […]