23 09, 2014

Why Me?

2018-10-08T15:54:06+00:00By |Parenting, Rants, Siblings, Write On!|

We all have those moments (ok sometimes minutes or hours or days) when we ask ourselves “Why me?”  Sometimes the question comes in the form of “@*%& WHY ME???!!!!!!!” and I totally get that.  My most recent “Why me?” moment? Only my kid would wake up thirty minutes before we were to have our holiday photos taken with the worst [...]

15 09, 2014

This Is How We Do It

2018-10-08T15:54:07+00:00By |Friendship, Parenting, Write On!|

I am constantly asked this question:  Kristi, just how do you do it? My gut reaction is to snap back with something like Do what? You following me? I swear that wasn’t me who let her shopping cart roll off and dent the side of that Range Rover.  Second, I fear the is person quizzing me about my parenting and is [...]

16 07, 2014

The Woman Who Will Rebuild America (surely not me!)

2018-10-08T15:54:07+00:00By |Rants, Write On!|

The Men Who Built America is a must see: http://www.history.com/shows/men-who-built-america   The other night I read an article published in Scientific American that exposed just how far up an arse a normally bright person’s head can penetrate.  You are probably reeling from the fact that I just reported being able to comprehend an article written by Scientific American.  I am too! Here's the [...]

23 06, 2014


2018-10-08T21:07:27+00:00By |Birthdays, Write On!|

Ten.  Ah, perfection- as irresistible as Bo Derek's braids, as complete as Pearl Jam’s breakthrough album, and as unblemished as my wedding vow renewal.  So many images come in to mind as I contemplate my own connotations of the term ten.  And isn’t there just something so strong, so solid about an even number? Ten years ago today my life changed completely.  [...]

31 03, 2014

Around The World

2018-10-08T21:06:06+00:00By |Parenting, Write On!|

You may have heard of the popular poem entitled “Welcome to Holland,” by Emily Perl Kingsley.  “Welcome to Holland” cleverly compares what parents experience raising a disabled child to an unexpected switch in travel plans. They’ve planned, packed, and longed for one destination yet for reasons unexplained, end up in another.  The poem is meant to bring comfort and reveal [...]

12 02, 2014

The 4 Types Of Friends An Autism Mom (Like Me) Needs

2018-10-08T15:54:07+00:00By |Friendship, Write On!|

As I helped my younger son prepare Valentine cards for what his public school calls “Friendship Day” (seriously?), I surprisingly zoned out and reflected upon what some of my own friendships meant to me.  You see, I had myself convinced for years that forming any type of meaningful relationship with a “typical” mom was not in the cards for me.  [...]

30 06, 2013

Ain’t Love Grand?

2018-10-08T21:09:05+00:00By |Parenting, Write On!|

I will never forget the day I first learned about autism. Bob and Suzanne Wright were on the Today Show to announce the advocacy group they freshly created in hopes to help families struggling with a puzzling disorder. They spoke about the beautiful, bright, charismatic grandson they knew one day, and the anxious, sad, withdrawn one they knew the next. At the [...]