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because i need him here

because i need him here

{image is a photo of a rowboat in the water} I know I’ve been talking a lot about my dad lately. I’d say there’s an end in sight, but I’d be lying. You see, grief is hard. And watching someone you love walk through the hell of losing their beloved life partner, well, it does something … Continue reading

the ends, the means and the cost

– To the parents who said that Suzanne Wright’s Op-ed reflected their experience with their children, I want you to know that I hear you. I want you to know that I do not paint Autism with just as broad a brush as Mrs. Wright did. Autism is a spectrum. A spectrum as vast as … Continue reading

one house on the block

— To those of you who read Diary without a further connection to autism, I am grateful. I beg you though, please, please always remember as you read … Our autism is just one house on the block, not remotely representative of its neighbors. Our friends need help. And by God they need it now. … Continue reading


* Diary of a Mom ~ Facebook 11:00am yesterday ~ Katie has a synchro skating competition today. Her skating dress – the one that all eight girls wear out on the ice TOGETHER because they are competing in SYNCHRO – is apparently at the dry cleaners. Damn, we’re awesome. * Diary of a Mom ~ … Continue reading

huffington post

– People often ask me when I’m going to write a book. It comes with the territory when you write a blog, I suppose. I write nearly every day, so it would seem like a logical next step. But my answer is the same every time. “I will write a book when I feel like … Continue reading

my village

Diary of a Mom Facebook status, Saturday at 2:33 pm for the first time in (literally) as long as i can remember, i am about to get in the car with three girlfriends, take a road trip to go visit eight other girlfriends and – get this .. i’m SLEEPING OVER! am i feeling guilty … Continue reading