I think I am going to start by acknowledging that I am just going to have times where I can't write. I am going to forgive myself for them right now. What will matter is that I always find my way back here. To help me. To help any of you. That's why I write. … Continue reading Updates and Insights and Progress, Oh My.
A poem. Because sometimes that is the best way to get it across. It isn't much easier to raise a woman now. Progress in some areas, a lack of decency and sense in others. But if you are out there doing it, mom/mom-to-be, just be the best and most authentic you that you can be. … Continue reading On Raising Women
Imagine I was in a room full of other special needs parents. There are the persistent ones that send shivers through the spines of the PTA. There are the misinformed, the ones that are trying to balance too much and miss steps along the way. There are the ones that ask too many questions and … Continue reading True Parenting
I poured boiling water on my hand last week while I was making French press coffee. My phone cracked into pieces and I watched the calls I had been waiting for flash across the shattered screen, unable to answer them. I found out a childhood friend passed away before I was able to finish my … Continue reading Laughter
It took me three years of trudging along in this blog, one of them being the biggest and scariest in my life, to really reach the point I had been trying to make about the individual mother and how important it is to nurture her. The saying goes along these lines: when the child is … Continue reading I, Mother
I have successfully self-published my first poetry book called Fastening the Flesh: A Spiritual Autopsy. It details the most recent transitional years of my life in my own rhythm and verse, as my heart fell apart and was put back together, both by my own hand and the compassion of others. I plan on making … Continue reading Self-Publishing Poetry, One Tear at a Time
It is Autism Awareness month. It has almost been a year (exactly a year on May 11) since it hit me in the face like a ton of bricks that things needed to change around here. Life was not going to be what I had tricked myself into believing it would be. However, in eleven … Continue reading Evolution is my New Normal