Category Archives: Parenting

Fitting In With Friends and Family

This past holiday weekend provided a reminder that the places in which our family fits in has changed over the years. Fortunately, although one changed for the worse, another changed for the better. We attended a large party on Saturday … Continue reading

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3 Things I Don’t Miss

I’ve written before that parenting, at it’s core, is not much different whether you are parenting a child on the spectrum or a neurotypical child. However, parents, like ogres, have layers and some of the outer layers are very different … Continue reading

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A Top 10 List for the Wrights

If I were the kind of person to give unsolicited advice, I’d offer some to Bob, Suzanne, and Katie Wright. If I were that kind of person, I’d probably post it on the internet and make an attempt to mix … Continue reading

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Parenting: Its Not That Different

Several months ago, Kristina posted a series of questions in a post at Autismland. One of the questions resonated with me and I’ve thought back to it regularly. Her question, and I’m paraphrasing, was “What’s different between parenting a child … Continue reading

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A View From the Delivery Room

Despite a healthy pregnancy, our oldest, LJ, came into the world in crisis. There was fetal distress. There was an umbilical cord tightening around his neck. There was a ‘crash’ c-section and a spinal that didn’t take, There was the … Continue reading

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Cycles

My intermittent breaks from blogging have been a very tangible indication of the cycles that my life takes. When I started this blog almost two years ago I would have felt a fair amount of guilt for not sticking with … Continue reading

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Self Advocacy – 8 Year-Old Style

This week, Lee took MJ and SJ on a short visit to a friend of a family member. The woman they visited knew that both boys were on the spectrum. During the visit, the SJ asked the woman for a … Continue reading

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Two and a Half Stars, and No Flaps

The boys are on winter break this week and we took a trip to the movies. They love going the movies, even with the loud speakers. At many of the movies, both boys get obviously excited during the action segments. … Continue reading

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Experimenting With Drugs

There must be an election in our future. I keep hearing people utter the phrase “I experimented with drugs in my youth”. The only time someone says that is when someone is running for office. We’ve been doing our own … Continue reading

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The Meltdown

A meltdown bursts upon the scene With the fury of a winter gale The angry wind and driving rain Awaken tumult from the sea I must abide this raging storm That rocks this vessel we call home I lash myself … Continue reading

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