Why do you ask?

Years ago my mother and I laughed about saying “Why do you ask?” to people who asked dopey, nosy questions. If you say this, they get a bit tongue tied because their answer should be “because I’m a nosy person”, but of course no one really says that. My mom was extremely private and never […]

Gut check.

This week has been filled with lots of phone calls with friends dealing with all sorts of medical and behavioral issues with their kids. I love to brainstorm with my friends for their kids and I am grateful when they do the same for me. One theme over the years that keeps surfacing is the […]

The Road Less Traveled

Today I read a blog from an autism mom explaining about how sometimes she is angry at parents of typical kids. I get it. Sometimes as a special needs parent you really don’t want to hear how some parents are deciding which college their kid will go to, which car they should get them, blah […]

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 […]

How low can you go?

All you people who typically read my blog and reach out to support me, yep I’m talking to you. I need you now. Autism sucks. Yep it does and it keeps on sucking in new and improved ways. A few times over the last few weeks we have gotten calls from Bryan’s new school that […]

What would you do?

Not a huge fan of John Quinones, not sure why exactly, but I have seen the show; particularly the one where there is a disruptive child with autism and ¬†you see how people respond. However, the question, what would you do, is a pretty fair one. One of my closest friends called me a few […]

Sanity Check, Part Deux

I think I need to have a recall on my last blog. That rosy picture I painted lasted a hot minute. Within hours of the publishing of the blog, things went downhill quickly. Midday Thursday got a very unusual and unwelcome phone call from Bryan’s new school. Please come get him, he is out of […]