Posted in February 2014

brave

brave

{click on the image to read the story entitled ‘Michael Same, College Football Star And Top NFL Prospect, Says He’s Gay’ – CNN} “I’ve come to tell the world,” he said, “that I’m an openly proud gay man.” It was beautiful. And strong. And profoundly brave. With each Jason Collins and Michael Sam, with every Tom … Continue reading

value

value

– A couple of weeks ago, Luau sent me a link to something that he said I needed to see. “Wait though,” he said, “until you’ve got the stomach for it.” Knowing that I would probably never really have the stomach for it, I dove right in. This is what he had me watch. Wage … Continue reading

care

care

{Image is a screenshot of Diary’s Facebook status last night. Text reads: I just told Brooke that I’m not feeling so great. She said, “Oh dear, are you properly ill? Should we get you to bed straight away?”#IKindaLoveThatPeppaPigIsMakingABritOutOfMyKid and is accompanied by an image of Brooke holding three small plush dolls: George, Candy Cat and Peppa Pig, … Continue reading

window dressing

Warning: This post is not about autism. Mostly. The other night, I posted the following on Diary’s Facebook page: text of image:  I dozed off for a few minutes while Brooke and I were playing in my bed. (Don’t judge, people, we were playing Hide and Seek IN BED. I’d like to see you stay … Continue reading

waiting out the demons

waiting out the demons

 Photo from Dump a day “Slowly now,” I say. “Slowly, baby. Let’s slow it down.” My mantra. “We can get through this, kiddo. We can. We will.” “Mama’s here.” I curl my body around yours, still small enough to fit – one cup perfectly designed to nest inside another, then, someday another still, and another still. … Continue reading

its own reward

  The phrase “peer mentoring” has always bothered me when applied to typically developing kids (or adults) and their differently-abled same-aged peers. The first definition that comes up for mentor is “verb – advise or train (someone, esp. a younger colleague).”  A mentor and his or her mentee are not really considered equals, but teachers … Continue reading