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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

What’ll I Do?

I am under no illusions regarding my writing ability. In a sea of bloggers, I am decidedly on the low end of the food chain. And that’s okay; I only … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thank You

Around us everywhere, we see vulnerabilities. Our military families are hurting. We can’t see healthcare specialists or get access to care. We’re shuffled around, stressed to the max, and tired. … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Crash is Imminent

Our son has autism. He has extenuating circumstances from exposure to noxious substances pre-and-postnatally. He was neglected and allowed to languish in the foster care system. There are genetics and … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Protecting Our Most Precious

September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week. Using the proper child safety seat is of utmost import. Of course, most of us know by now to never, ever buy a … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Weiner Saved My Life…Not Kidding

One of the biggest things they don’t tell you when you are a parent of a child with special needs is that a good friend can save your sanity. My … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

An Honest Review

I think we can all agree that Facebook ads are really annoying. Sometimes accurate, sometimes laughable, these ads are unwelcome and nothing but digital graffiti. Except when they’re not. About … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pastries for profanities

When I learned I was going to be a mom, I never imagined that I would take my son to get a donut the first time he cursed at someone, … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

August 2013 Safety Recalls

It’s hard to keep up with safety recalls. Beginning today, the first Monday of each month we will list product recalls from the previous month. This list is by no … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

How to Support a Family

There’s, understandably, a lot of anger still in our special needs community. Anger, blame, denial, uncertainty, hurt, confusion, worry about how we can stop another autism mother from taking her … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Is Why We Do It

Since the horrible tragedy last week of the attempted murder of Issy Stapleton, autism families and bloggers everywhere have been trying to make sense of an incomprehensible act. Articles and … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment