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 […]

Super Bowl commercial fail.

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Some of the commercials that come out of the Super Bowl are pretty awesome. Some of them are funny, some of them are tear-jerkers..and some of them should never have seen the light of day.  Example… So they’re saying accidents don’t happen if you have their insurance?  If you have their insurance your kids are automatically safer? […]

Yay sporting event with $4m commercials!

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So here’s the truth.  The Super Bowl holds zero interest for me.  None.  Not sure how or when this came to be, but there you have it.  My mother loved sports..I grew up with Arthur Ashe and Wayne Gretzky posters on my walls.  My sisters and brother love sports…to a probably unhealthy degree. (freaks)  And then […]

Top 5 reasons that I hate snow days.

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Who doesn’t love snow days?  As a kid you wait with bated breath..prayed under your covers..”Please God, please God, please God let there be no school”.  You’d listen to the radio for school cancellations and when you heard your school’s name you’d do a victory lap around the livingroom.  (No?  Just me again?)  BUT.  As […]

Just keep swimming.

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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 […]

Good deals at Walmart.

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If you have the $10/3 Bayer products coupon from last weekends 1/4 SmartSource, there’s more than one way to take advantage of it if you’re at Walmart today…do try to get in there today because the coupon expires 1/11. The big deal to use this coupon on of course is the Bayer.  Walmart has certain […]

So. Much. Stuff.

The calm before the storm.

Do you guys ever struggle with how much to give your children on Christmas?  You know…how much “stuff” is enough?  My girls are pretty good about picking just one main gift that they want the most, and then I add some fun filler items to round it out.  But this year we seem to have […]