11 02, 2017

To My Teenage Son Diagnosed With Autism- I H8 U❣️

2018-10-08T21:01:06+00:00By |Parenting, Rants, Write On!|

My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! -William Shakespeare   Yeah, I said it.  I hate you, son- right now, that is. First (petty) things first: you reek.  Whoever coined the term "blossoming" to describe puberty has not experienced an afternoon with you, sans deodorant. Ugh! Is application all [...]

2 11, 2016

High Times

2018-10-08T15:53:48+00:00By |Parenting, Rants, Write On!|

According to Justin Bieber, everybody gets high sometimes. Man I love that kid. When your life is up in the air because you are raising a child with special needs, you sometimes feel like as if you're existing on a completely different plane than everyone else. I vaguely remember that term of geometry, yet it so wholly describes a place upon [...]

24 08, 2016

Getting All Emojinal

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

  photo credit: themesltd.com If you know me, you're aware that my main news sources consist of Access Hollywood Live, The Hollywood Medium's Tyler Henry, and someecards.com.  This way, I'm constantly on the pulse of how the other half lives, dies, and has worse Mondays than me. It's a great escape from the reality of being a bad autism mom.  Another wonderful distraction [...]

17 08, 2016

Bad Autism Mom

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

Gluten, sulfites, and casein OH MY! / image via today.com If you haven't seen Bad Moms, please stop reading this and RUN to your nearest theater.  If you have to arrange a sitter (adding a side of guilt), great! You'll relate to the characters' plight even more. This story of three stressed out moms produces one belly laugh after another, so much [...]

18 06, 2016

Autism, The Ultimate Father Challenge

2018-10-08T21:02:20+00:00By |Fatherhood, Parenting, Rants, Write On!|

image via madebyfolks.tumblr.com/   My son J.R. was diagnosed with autism at age three. On that horrific day I came home and collapsed in bed, crying. I cried myself to sleep, woke the next morning, then repeated the process. For three days. I felt as if I were thrust into The Octogon to face an invisible demon, and Dante [...]

31 03, 2016

Complete. Fools.

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

photo by Alison Frank Photography   It isn't lost on this sign-seeking girl that Autism Awareness Month begins on a day dedicated to pranks. Joke's on me; I get it- I'm the fool. Twenty-four hours later, the punchline to the gut persists as World Autism Awareness DAY commences. Ha! Over the years I've gone from praying for those poor families living [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]