There is a time of year where, if I am lucky, I will remember the very best moments only, and everything else is a giant red and green blur and then all of a sudden it is January 7th or 8th and my kid is ten inches taller and I am crying about her growing … Continue reading And We’re Off!!!!
When things like, well, everything that is going on right now happens, it is very easy to get angry. Hell, I already have several times in the last month. That was even before the Las Vegas massacre perpetrated by a domestic terrorist (because that's what it is and that's who did it, regardless of his … Continue reading Love is a Weapon
This has been a rough winter. And no, not because Stella stopped by and dumped tiny glaciers all over Brooklyn. And not due to anything in my life (for once). Politically the climate is wonky. Outside the climate is wonky. And us as a people have no clue how to move forward in one cohesive … Continue reading All is Well
This week I have been a bit busy or tired or both. I was thinking of what I should touch upon today and came up with something simple but exciting: A few of the fun conversations I have had the pleasure of having with Scar since they have become a little more organic. She is … Continue reading “What does it mean, Mommy?”
I was so excited to write this next post. A friend of mine, Jamie, suggested I discuss how one would explain autism to small, school-aged children. I started thinking on it right away. She had a good question! How do you explain it? It encompasses so many things, to over-simplify it would be a disservice, … Continue reading Explaining Autism
There are some days where I wish I could snap my fingers and my child can tell me what is bothering her. Or days when I can write back to the speech therapist to try harder. Or days when I just want to go fetal. I am human and I love my child. Preschool, overall, … Continue reading Forgiveness
There is a silence in my head with a very short life span but a silence none-the-less and well-deserved. I have not stopped moving, it seems, since May 11, 2016. There have been so many layers to this but today they all came together and I was able to call out for a ceasefire. A … Continue reading Ceasefire: Reflecting on the First Few Months of an Autism Diagnosis