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 They spoke about the beautiful, bright, charismatic grandson they knew one day, and the anxious, sad, withdrawn one they knew the next.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 [...]

28 03, 2013

Hide And Seek

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

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, niiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnne, TEN!” I count with my eyes shut tight, for I love this game just as much as my boys do.  Peering from behind a tree I enjoy a momentary silence, then hear a harmonious snicker from behind the bushes.  I can’t help but laugh because in their version of Hide and [...]

5 09, 2012


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

Out of all the things I want for my son (other than the ability to choose mommy’s winning Powerball numbers of course), I want him to experience tolerance.   It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that he has issues, and even though his distractingly good looks deceive (you’re welcome J.R.), his desire to ask you how many krabby [...]

2 03, 2012


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

I’ve written many times about this idea that I am lots like my seven year-old son who has autism.  I think I really get him sometimes (except when he decides to empty the contents of the tub onto the bathroom floor, causing me to start screaming “UGHHHHHHH I JUST DON’T GET YOU!”).  Like J.R., I don’t like change, and I NEED TO [...]

16 02, 2012

Dear Kristi

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

photo credit- electricfairground.com Ever wish you could turn back time and and speak to the younger (and less wrinkly) you?  I do.  Every day.  Since I can't do that, I wrote this letter.  Now about getting my hands on a time machine...hmm... Dear Kristi, Listen chica, it’s 2006 and that mousey brown hair color is only accentuating your [...]

1 01, 2012


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

Seeing as there is no way in hell I am going to be able to maintain any typical New Year’s Resolutions, especially scream at kids less, I had to really think long and hard if I was to come up with any kind of list.  In the midst of jotting down not completely impossible resolutions such as: quit thinking I can afford anything from [...]

7 08, 2011

No Guts, No Glory

2018-10-08T21:11:28+00:00By |Parenting, Write On!|

Even though I hold a master’s degree (in Information Studies no less) you probably know me as the biggest airhead alive, and I’d have to agree!  Not convinced?  I’ll give you an example.  For YEARS I thought the Chili’s low calorie menu read GUTLESS CHICKEN when it really reads GUILTLESS CHICKEN.  I’m now convinced my extended brain fart was a Freudian sign [...]

5 06, 2011

How Far?

2018-10-08T21:15:13+00:00By |Birthdays, Parenting, Write On!|

  I’ve noticed lately that my favorite expression has become (next to God help me, of course) the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree. In order to avoid incriminating myself I won’t go into specific reasons why I've been referring to the adage, but completely unrelated to all of my gossiping I had an epiphany.  It's actually a question (surprised?):  where [...]

24 05, 2011

Short (But Willing to) Change

2018-10-08T21:16:32+00:00By |Friendship, Parenting, Write On!|

The other day we celebrated my “typical" son’s birthday by taking him to see a Cars 2 exhibit with some friends.   We pulled J.R. out of school so he could come along too.  I figured he’d enjoy the event for about four seconds, but having him home from school meant not having to rush back by 2:30 p.m. to pick him up.  Great [...]

6 05, 2011

Get Real

2018-10-08T15:54:29+00:00By |Parenting, Write On!|

Buy this mug http://www.zazzle.com/the_real_housewives_of_autism_mug-168153171165418235 Am I the only one in America who is wondering how The Oxford English Dictionary, Inc. hasn’t sued The Real Housewives franchise? Real? Ha!  The nerve of them, using that term so loosely! Don't get me wrong, the Miami edition of Housewives had me hooked. Speaking of the O.E.D, the "real" blonde's butchering of the English language (not to [...]