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A Messy Missy Mess

A few years ago, we purchased a therapy swing for Rachel to help with some of the sensory issues that come with autism. It required a massive hook mounted in…

How to Encourage the Parent of a Special Needs Child

As a mother of a child with autism, I face discouragement daily. But I’ve been blessed with wonderful friends and family who lift my spirits. I thought I’d pass along…

Lessons Learned from Thing 1

Last week, eldest announced that she wanted to be “Thing 1” for her school’s Dr. Seuss birthday celebration on March 2. As this was my big opportunity to make the…

Burned by Betrayal

Have you ever felt betrayed by a close friend? How about a business associate? A spouse? Has someone ever spread lies about you to ruin your reputation? What about having…

Why I Chewed on a Hairspray Bottle Twice This Week

Yesterday, in our dash to get out of the house before school, I found myself chewing on a bottle of hairspray for the second time in one week. Did I…

“Don’t Skimp on the TP, Mom”

Toilet paper has a quick turn-around in our house. No matter how much I buy, it seems we are always about to run out. Of course, our daughter Rachel’s fascination with…

100 Ball-Pit Balls …

What was I thinking? Have you ever let your desire to buy your child a fun gift overcome your good sense? As I have written about many times before, I…

Reflecting on Autism

While straightening a shelf, I came across a scrapbook my mother made when the girls were toddlers. A wave of nostalgia hit me, so I opened it up. Page after…

About Autism

If you are new to the world of autism, there is help for the uninitiated. Three years ago when I first heard my daughter’s diagnosis of severe autism, I felt…

An Exciting Breakthrough with My Autistic Daughter

For the last several years, my life has been a mess, in more than one manner of speaking. Autism threw us one crisis after another, often several at a time. Exhaustion and emotional…

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