Posted in April 2012


* Friday morning – We are standing outside the middle school that Katie will attend in the fall, chatting with another couple. We’ve all just taken a tour of the school as part of the stepping up process for our children. We talk about the seventh graders who gave the tour – how poised and … Continue reading

serenity now

– I ain’t gonna sugar coat it, friends. This week has sucked. Like really, really sucked. Like a lot. Those of you on Diary’s Facebook page may have gathered as much when my status on Tuesday night was, After a really, really, really sh-tty day, seventeen replays of Elmo’s World Happy Holidays with my girl … Continue reading

they’re watching

– * Diary’s Facebook status, Sunday evening ~ Just got this fabulous note from my 12 (soon to be 13!) year-old cousin who is working toward her Bat Mitzvah in June — Jess, I just wanted to let you know what I’m doing for my Mitzvah Project. I’m learning about special needs and leading drama classes … Continue reading

13.1 or bust – who’s in?

* 2012 Allstate Life Insurance Boston 13.1 Half Marathon  September 16, 2012 Team Up with Autism Speaks * All right, people, I understand that I do not have what one would call a particularly good track record when it comes to this sort of thing. In fact, the only other time that I made a … Continue reading

passed right by – and never knew

* Yesterday afternoon I sat talking with a friend. Ok, maybe said ‘friend’ might be more accurately described as a ‘therapist’, but let’s not get caught up in details. Though when I tell you that he is a man and he actually actively listens to me for AN HOUR – like sixty minutes IN A … Continue reading

show and tell

– I have so much I want to show you. And tell you. I want to show you the Tweet I got from Jet Blue yesterday that was a thousand kinds of awesome – * See? * And I want to show you these kinda fabulous pictures that I took on a walk one recent … Continue reading

thanks for flying jet blue (the reprise)

From Thanks for Flying Jet Blue, Diary, April 1, 2010, the day after Brooke’s seventh birthday: – It must have been three years ago. Or maybe it was four. I think we were flying down to Florida, but I’m not entirely sure. You see, unlike my daughter, I forget details over time. A passenger on … Continue reading

thoughtful, not scrubbed

* Said the following to a fellow autism Mama earlier today. Thought perhaps she might not be the only one who needed to hear it. “Stay strong, Mama. As positive as we want to be, it’s ok once in a while to say that it’s hard.” #Love ~ Diary’s Facebook Status, Sunday – I talk … Continue reading

changing lives

– As my friend Maya Angelou often tells me, “When you know better, you do better.” ~ Oprah Winfrey * Awareness changes lives. Period. What you are about to see is what we live. We’ve endured the sneers. We’ve gratefully accepted the support. It’s a simple formula. The more we teach, the more people know. The more … Continue reading