Category Archives: Zorro

To Rosie O’Donnell from an Autism Mom: WTF?

February 9, 2016 Girl, dafuq? So you crack a joke about wanting to trade each of your troublesome teens for “triplets with autism.” Then you get all prickly when the joke bombs. At first, I think, Oh bless her heart. … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags – Allergic Shiners

“Oh he’s just tired!” I’m looking at one of my youngest kiddo’s school friends, huge blue circles under his eyes. His mom notices me noticing. I’m sure a cloud of concern has moved across my face. She’s embarrassed, like she’s … Continue reading

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Medical Cannabis for Autism, Anxiety, Epilepsy, and Everything-but-Autism

I had the dubious pleasure of having both annoying stoner neighbors and an annoying stoner roommate in college.  When they fired up the bong, they’d blast Red, Red Wine over and over, with the woofer pushed up against the wall … Continue reading

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When Autism and Christmas Don’t Mix

I don’t mean to be a total Grinch this time of year. I used to love the holidays.  The lights, the parties, the food . . . and Christmas Eve service with bell ringers, incense, and carols. Then I had … Continue reading

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15 Healthy, Gluten-Free Lunchbox Ideas

It’s that time of year again! Cue the “OMG, I don’t know what to feed my kids for lunch” panic attacks. We’ve made it through the summer grilling up organic hot dogs on gluten-free buns, making runs to the local … Continue reading

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Why My Kid’s Food Allergies Are Ruining Your Party

Hi, my name’s Zorro, and I’m an allergy mom. My fellow allergy moms and I are feeling a little, oh . . . let’s say . . . riled up. That’s putting it mildly. There’s been a piece on HuffPo … Continue reading

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Autism RECOVERY: I’ll Say It Loud, He’s Recovered and I’m Proud

About a year ago I was invited to speak at a local autism/ADHD conference. I was nervous because it had been a while since I’d spoken in front of an audience, or even dressed up (make up! lipstick! hair blown … Continue reading

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