Category Archives: health

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

photo via observer.com

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 […]

Never count kids like mine out…they’ll surprise you every time.

.29 each at Target.  Are they horrible?  Wonderful?  I just knew I needed them.

It’s been a slow week here at the ranch.  Even though I felt so much better almost immediately after the kidney stone (Stonepoclalypse?  Stonegate?) incident last weekend, I hadn’t counted on it taking quite so much out of me.  I’ve been taking it easy..lots of naps, cuddling up on the couch with the kids or […]