Category Archives: Get Inspired

For a little encouragement or a dose of inspiration, please read the blogs below…

A Picture of Recovery

This blog was originally published on March 20, 2012.   Picture it. A beautiful sunset. The sky painted orange, pink and purple. A red sand beach drawn along the shore in Nova Scotia. Two young boys running…no, frolicking in the surf … Continue reading

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Not Otherwise Specified

Originally published 3/12/12 Autism is a sick, twisted bowl of Alphabet Soup….a hodgepodge of acronyms for therapies, supplements, treatments, and lab tests.  It’s like a second language, actually.  You become fluent.   Many of you are familiar with the good old … Continue reading

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A Diverse Village

The old African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” appears to be truer now than ever before. With the 1 in 88 autism statistic already outdated, and the autism community clearly growing in size and stature, children … Continue reading

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Go, Go, Go!

Sometimes I feel like the odd man out when it comes to autism parents comparing notes. This is true for a lot of reasons that I won’t go into here but for the sake of brevity I’ll focus on feeling … Continue reading

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Autism Does Not Own Me

So the other day I’m sorting through the friend requests, adding people who don’t look too much like paid pharma trolls, when I come across a picture slogan. Catchy!  I like it, of course. It screams to me over the … Continue reading

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The People You Meet…..

Back from Chicago, running crazy trying to get caught up.  Laundry, groceries, cleaning, cooking, catching up at work.  You all know the drill… takes two weeks to catch up on 5 days away.  I feel like I need a vacation. … Continue reading

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Not by Chance

I had an appointment for myself last week. It was supposed to be cancelled and actually was at 5pm Thursday.  But the office manager said for me to come in on Friday morning anyway; they’d squeeze me in. The appointment … Continue reading

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Sainthood or Motherhood? One in the Same ♥

Recently, a friend of mine posted the following comment on the private board where many of the thinking moms and dad met. She wrote: “Sorry, but I have to vent (and swear a little). What is pissing me off today … Continue reading

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A family friend just died of cancer.  A really good man who was fun and funny, who enjoyed life to its fullest, and whose warmth and generosity will not be forgotten.  I was really sad.  For his daughter, who is … Continue reading

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Friend or Foe?

The steps leading up to the public school door entrance seemed eternal.  My son was clenching my hand.  This would be new and difficult for both of us.  When Nicky was aging out of his Developmental Preschool class, I anxiously … Continue reading

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