Tempus Fugit

So many things going on in my brain right now that I feel compelled to write. This week has been filled with so many emotions and while I know that it’s normal in many ways it still takes a toll. I started out wanting to address something that I’m so proud of with Bryan. He […]

A letter to me.

You know all of the clichés; hindsight is 20/20, can’t look back, learn from your mistakes. I get it, no one knows what they don’t know, but it would be so great if you could just go back in time for some basic life lessons. April is Autism Awareness Month, so it’s always time to think […]

Fearless

Autism is not easy to describe because it manifests differently in each person affected by it. Bryan’s autism consists of three major areas: communication, anxiety, and impulse control. I decided a few months ago that I was going to take the boys to LA for Spring Break, which was last week. Jason has wanted to […]

Own it.

You know who you are. You people who have contacted me by all forms of media to let me know I’m not alone, I’m going to be ok and “this too shall pass.” This is not a thank you blog, this is an awareness blog; my awareness. One thing about me is that I know […]

Sanity Check

First week of school; new school for Bryan, private school focused on kids with neurodiversity. That’s the new term and I think it’s ok. Essentially the focus will be on life skills and academics that prepare him for independence. Independence is the goal, always.  At age 16, he will have a job in the community. […]

Achieving Manhood

Jason just got home from camp. I shared with him some info about a very close family friend whose child may have an autism diagnosis. I told him for a few reasons; first, is he loves this child and would be very upset with me if I kept this info from him. Secondly, he is […]

Cancel the DNA test!

It’s so interesting when you are a parent to watch which traits your kids pick up from you. Sometimes this feeling can be exhilarating and joyful, like when you hear your children say please and thank you or hold the door for someone. Other times you get a mirror held up right to your face […]