Autism and Society’s Role of Judge, Jury and Executioner

Autism is not a crime. There. I said it. For the sane, the educated, the compassionate, hell, they already understand this. However, in society, where bullying is rampant and unchecked most of the time, people with Autism are constantly judged, berated and otherwise chastised for their actions, thoughts and behaviors at any given time. I've… Continue reading Autism and Society’s Role of Judge, Jury and Executioner

Memories…In the Corner of my…Feed?

Anyone who uses Facebook has the option to look back on events that happened to them on that day over the years. These memories can be so fun to look back on, seeing vacation photos, family milestones and much more. (Then there are the 2020 memories showing up, with predictions of murder hornets and other… Continue reading Memories…In the Corner of my…Feed?

You Get a Job, Everybody Gets a Job!

My youngest landed her first part-time job in retail. Her first week is going by, but as it does, we are learning about how Autism, anxiety and other developmental disabilities can interject and affect the process. My son, who is now 24, is doing well in his second job, but he still has issues related… Continue reading You Get a Job, Everybody Gets a Job!

Executive Functioning in Autism: When Not Everyone Shows up for the Meeting

When I was first told a long time ago that my youngest daughter's Autism fell into the category of "executive functioning" I was like, um, what? I'd known for some time that Autism is an "umbrella disorder" with a LOT of different variations in its broad spectrum of symptoms and other challenges faced by those… Continue reading Executive Functioning in Autism: When Not Everyone Shows up for the Meeting

The Triggers of Time

I saw a beautiful post on Facebook this morning while sipping my coffee. I found it here. It is a beautiful testament to the unreplaceable bond that children have with their fathers. Now, don't get me wrong. I know it's the 21st century and there are now, and have always been, plenty of mothers, siblings,… Continue reading The Triggers of Time

It Lies With Me

I have been home for 56 days. For twenty minutes last week, I ventured into a food store and I cannot tell you how fast I worked to get back inside my house. I do believe at one point, I was jogging through the parking lot to get to my car. I have an anxiety… Continue reading It Lies With Me

The Introverted Extrovert

A few attributes that describe an introvert. Being around people makes you feel drained. You have a small group of close friends. You enjoy solitude. When I was much younger, I was THE party girl. Never home, getting into trouble constantly for staying out too late and fibbing about why, going from party to party… Continue reading The Introverted Extrovert

Repeated Reassurance

Graphic that says, "Don't Panic" Everyone in this country, and in most places around the world, are now faced with an unprecedented situation of either being at home, having your kids at home, and dealing with an alarming amount of new information, some of of concerning to say the least. My situation is no better… Continue reading Repeated Reassurance

The Anxiety of Axing a Medication for Good

Photo of scored, blue pills similar in appearance to the benzodiazepine Clonopin Almost ten years ago, I was reeling over the loss of my mother and husband, as well as contemplating the impending death of my father. It probably can go without saying that I was a little stressed. Wrapped up in the whirlwind of… Continue reading The Anxiety of Axing a Medication for Good

The Unrivaled Joy of Judging Others and Being Judged on the Internet

Meme showing Kermit the Frog drinking tea and saying, "i'm not judging you for judging me" Yesterday, I was interacting on Facebook with my personal feed. I made the joy-filled decision to talk about the flu and the flu shot. That was fun! People spent more time going at me about statistics and how it… Continue reading The Unrivaled Joy of Judging Others and Being Judged on the Internet