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
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
We are less than 48 hours away from the very first IEP meeting and I have to admit something: I am a little more than a little beside myself. When I figured out what was going on, with the help of what would eventually feel like a small army of people, most strangers, I felt … Continue reading Building My Armor
Yeah, it has been quite a while. Lost touch with my work, as it is the summer season and I (finally) got a vacation. In the past two days I have been soaking back into the bath that is motherhood. Scar has returned from her vacation and it's all potty training and vitamins and gluten-free … Continue reading Post-Vacation Reflections of a Mad Housewitch
We are playing the waiting game. Another three weeks or so to go. I start looking at schools next week, which is daunting considering we have not even gone to school yet. She is going to preschool, not university. But here I am, looking at all the schools, trying to find the right one. Or … Continue reading New Vlog Series Has Begun!