Tag Archives: Autism

The one where the mail kind of breaks my heart for a minute.

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Hallee’s been diagnosed with autism since she was very small.  Before she was two she was receiving OT, PT, speech…you name it.  I was very lucky to have an RN mother who saw some very early red flags and convinced me to get her evaluated.  So here we are, with Hallee approaching 18.  Autism is […]

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 […]

Tough questions.

Little peanuts, back in the day.

It’s been a sad week here at the ranch.  (FYI, it’s not really a ranch.  It’s a subdivision)  Both girls have been sick since last week with an absolute never-ending cruddy virus that had them both at the Dr’s office and me Googling things that parents shouldn’t be Googling if they want to sleep at night. […]

A Quick Note On My Christmas Shopping Progress. And An Apology.

As evidenced by previous posts, I HATE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.  I have endless patience with my children.  I can be up to my eyeballs in autistic stimming, echolalia and hand-flapping with one kid, be checking math homework, making cookies and listening about the antics of those crazy kids on iCarly (AGAIN) with the other kid and […]