Monday, September 25, 2017

Dear Soon-to-be-ex-case-manager

Dear Soon to be ex-Case Manager, The call from you came yesterday with that bland generic “my sons’ public school district’s” phone number popping up, and as always, I held my breath. Is Zach sick? Did I forget to send in his lunch (again)? Is Justin’s placement in jeopardy (Dear God no, it’s too early […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Loving Lindsey” by Linda Atwell – A Personal Author Interview and Book Review (OOH and a giveaway!)

I spoke with a mama last night. She’s spent the past seven years, off and on, writing a book. A really great book. “Loving Lindsey” by Linda Atwell – A Personal Author Interview and Book Review (OOH and a giveaway!) First though…some thoughts. Each mama knows that newborn babies who become children (and suddenly teens […]

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Enough

I still remember the day I knew my autistic son would remain on the severe end of the spectrum. Justin was five, and in the last few weeks of his pre-school program before he would transition back into district to his hometown public school. I recall going to his classroom for some type of program, […]

Thursday, September 14, 2017

And So We Rebuild

Our feet leave imprints in the sand, and the air smells of salt and potential. I think about breathing, how I need to get in better shape, and about how good the sun feels on my chest. In this moment, life is smiling with the makings of a perfect day. We set up a beach […]

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How to Make Your Home a Safer Environment for Children

  You may think that your home is a safe and secure environment, but the arrival of a tiny new member of the family is guaranteed to make you look at your home in a whole new light. Children are naturally curious and love nothing more than finding new places to explore and things to

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I Let Her Have Sex With Another Man To Save My Marriage

  If you had asked me at the start of our relationship if I would let her have sex with another man I would have laughed in your face and told you no way, yet this is how I ended up sharing my wife with another man. We met 12 years ago, working for the

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Dear Readers

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to have a piece I wrote, a letter to Justin’s future caregiver in a group home, published on the Autism Speaks blog and highlighted in their social media. In it I wrote about my boy’s strengths, weaknesses, and his general adorableness (making that a word). I thanked […]