I turn 31 tomorrow. I’m not the kind of person that will ever say I’m 29 over and over and over again, even to be cheeky. I’ve earned these years, this last one especially. I found myself in a myriad of places I never thought I would be this year… I found myself, a straight,… Continue reading Thirty.
I was gonna tell you all about my journey to meeting Spence and his blog but I think I’ll just let his art speak for itself. Meet Spence, the man, the comedian, the “old soul,” the “girls girl,” etc… (also to check out the blooper reel from this post) IF BEARS COULD TYPE… Continue reading Fantabulous.
We just survived our second sleep study. When we got back into the room, I kicked myself for not remember all of the things I SWORE I would remember at the last sleep study. So, in an effort to save myself some aggravation for sleep study number 3, and to share my wealth of knowledge… Continue reading How to Survive A Sleep Study.
Today we did Abby’s first Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at the school district. I really hate IEPs. As I drove to the meeting, I played Pearl Jam’s “Given to Fly,” the song I used to listen to a lot after Casey was first diagnosed with autism. I turned the music on as loud as it… Continue reading Given To Fly.
I found out that Abby’s twin had died when I was 15 weeks along- in a mall. A mall. My mother, sisters and I had gone to an ultrasound place that only determines gender and would tell me a full month sooner what the sexes of the babies I was carrying were. The poor Ukrainian… Continue reading For when the world stops turning
When we created the facebook page “Autism Shines” the goal was to counteract the information in the press about people with autism being dangerous. This was in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, as autism was being repeatedly blamed for the horrors of what happened that cold December day. We wanted to show the… Continue reading Autism Shines and Autism Wanders.
Some days when I’m feeling low, and the world is cold, I can feel a glow just thinking of the search strings that bring people to my blog. Really, most searches are VERY boring and sometimes are very depressing. I get a lot of traffic from people wanting to know if they caused their child’s… Continue reading Search Strings That Land People Here. (suckers)