Category Archives: Autism

I’m officially over winter.

Yep.  I'm officially over it.

Remember when snow was fun?  Yeah, me either.  When it’s -10 and howling winds, it’s not like I can send the kids outside to play and it’s.  getting.  old. I lived “away” for lots of years.  I lived where it was hot and snow was something that people sprayed on their windows out of a […]

My autistic kid won’t be the reason yours ends up with measles

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Let me preface this by saying that I am fairly liberal.  I am pro-choice.  I voted for Obama.  I am a firm supporter of same-sex marriages.  I believe that everyone should have access to affordable health care.  But what I don’t and won’t accept is the anti-vaccination movement. I have been a parent of an autistic […]

Just keep swimming.

photo via Pinterest

Some days I sing Dory’s refrain, “Just keep swimming” to myself when I’m feeling overwhelmed.  What?  I like Finding Nemo.  It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re an autism parent.  Meetings, appointments, doctor’s appointments, schedules.  It’s a never ending loop than can catch you, drag you under and flip you end over end, just […]

Happy birthday to you, 15 years later.

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So after almost 15 years, Hallee wants a birthday party.  See, the last time she enjoyed a birthday party, hers or anyone else’s for that matter, she was 2.  1999, to be exact.   So Prince was right!  The last time we partied like it was 1999, it was, well…1999.  That’s when things really started changing […]

The Queen of Denial.

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So OK…at some point our kids grow up.  We may not believe it, and while we’re knee-deep in poopy diapers and binkies, it seems too far away to even be able to grasp. But I am here to tell you, little chickens..it hits you like a freight train straight from hell happens. Miss Hallee will be 17 […]