25 06, 2015

Autism’s Middle Age

2018-10-08T15:53:49+00:00By |Birthdays, Parenting, Write On!|

Boy oh boy, was ten fantastic.  I want to say it was J.R.'s best year.  He blossomed socially, trudged through academically, and held it together mentally. Professionals (okay, his teachers, who I bribe) even threw around the terms perseverant and scientific to describe J.R.'s attitude toward his studies.  At home, his independence is emerging; I am hopeful, for the first time in my [...]

19 06, 2015

Because of Sadness

2018-10-08T15:53:49+00:00By |Parenting, Rants, Write On!|

  Once again, thanks to John Lasseter, I’ve left a Disney Pixar film- reeling (pardon the pun). I’ve been crying my eyes out for the past hour and forty-two minutes and I’m not sure if it’s because (a) I could never, EVER, EVER conceive of anything more clever than Inside Out if my life depended on it (although I totally [...]

13 02, 2015

I Funny Valentine

2018-10-08T15:54:06+00:00By |Book Reviews, Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

  I can picture it like it was yesterday. I returned home from receiving (but most definitely not processing) J.R.’s autism diagnosis to find a package at my door. With my infant car seat carrier weighing on one arm (ouch) and my three-year old tugging hard at the other (ugh), the Abercrombie shopping bag would unfortunately have to wait. I [...]

6 01, 2015

New Year, Same Kid

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

If you’re a mom like me with young kids at home, you can’t even think about New Year’s Resolutions until the sweet sound of the school (late) bell chimes. Today, Tuesday, was my January 2nd, having spent all of my January 1st attempting this new-fangled activity people call “exercising.” I blogged today because the few areas of my body not experiencing pain [...]

17 10, 2014

Louse-y Parenting

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

  Last weekend was supposed to be mine.  Every drop of it.  My charity was honored at a wonderful women's event on Friday night, and I knew how spent I'd feel afterward: a chick like me needs to work hard at presenting her best self, believe me! For this reason, I packed the rest of my weekend with unprecedented doses of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]