Open Letter to Parents From a Socially Awkward Mom for September 2017

Hi. You don't know me. And if you do, you don't remember my name. But you do remember that I am a 30-year-old writer and my kid has high-functioning autism because I mentioned  those things first. At lightening speed. You have already seen a lot of her support team; two of her grandmothers so far (yes, … Continue reading Open Letter to Parents From a Socially Awkward Mom for September 2017

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Laughter

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

Hallelujah

 It's that time of year. Again. The one where I make grandiose promises to myself that I am going to keep up with my writing and then, instead, I find myself buried under wrapping paper and baked goods humming Danny Elfman's Christmas tunes until I am blue in the face. It is that time of … Continue reading Hallelujah

Alright

Wow. That was November. It happened. And now it is gone. I worked on my second book, a semi-fictional memoir, for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every single day when I could. When it came time for blogging night each week, I became too wrapped up in my book, recounting tales from my life intertwined … Continue reading Alright

Divinity

Scar is shining so brightly right now. She really is. We heard from the school last week about her being bumped up to a larger, higher-functioning class. She has progressed so much in a month that they have already started the paperwork. I am so grateful. And the call came in the midst of her big … Continue reading Divinity