Am I pushing him enough? Am I pushing him too much? Finding the balance of Autism is difficult. You feel like you are walking a tight rope, one wrong move and you are both going to fall, and it will be at your hand. Living with that is difficult. I'm a mom. I'm the provider. … Continue reading Decisions of Autism
I pause and pretend I'm too busy to take the elevator with the man I don't know. I pull out my phone and act like I'm intensely involved in whatever I'm looking at, as to not offend him because he is probably a decent guy, but I'm not taking my chances. I catch the second… Continue reading Therapy
they angrily say. And they want you to be upset with it too. And immediately you want to shout back "I didn't change!" But press pause before you say that.
"Me too," I whisper in my head wondering how many friends are going to post these same two words. And I realize, that it's probably the majority of women I'm friends with. There is a movement to show just how many people are affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault by posting the words "Me… Continue reading #MeToo
People don't understand. They really don't get it when it comes to how bad obsessions can be for kids. I don't expect them to know, they don't live in my house and see what I see. But I do. My son has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and is being tested for Autism. When… Continue reading How You Can Help Your Friend and their OCD Kid
And then 25 hits and you're like...shit. I am still a part time manager or whatever. Low guy on the totem pole in my career. I have 5 years to get my shit together. And I was supposed to be married a year ago. I can't even hold a relationship, let alone kids. When was the last time I heard from my BFFs from high school other than social media? Couldn't tell ya. But I do know that two of the three are married. One has kids. And one has their own business. Why am I failing at liffffeeee?!
So I've been reading everyone's comments and posts on Facebook. And people are completely ignoring a big point in the series 13 Reasons Why. This is your fair warning: spoiler alert! I understand that Hannah killing herself can be triggering. I get that, I really do. If suicide is triggering to you, please do not… Continue reading Missing the Point of “13 Reasons Why”
With Mother's Day on the horizon I was thinking a lot about what I have been through personally when it comes to my son. We have definitely had our battles. But he is a little fighter and I have no qualms about admitting that we have it good. There could be so many worse… Continue reading My Mom is Super Mom
I have grown to love the country. There are certainly things I miss about the suburbs and the city. But there is something to country lifestyle. I remember moving in and driving past all the produce stands and being appalled that they would leave money jars, or even their produce for that matter, without worrying… Continue reading Growing Country
April 19, 2010 was one of the worst days of my life. It opened my eyes to a lot. I laid in the hospital bed without a scratch on me. Sure my back and neck hurt, but other than that, I felt fine. But it didn't matter. I can still picture you. Crying over your… Continue reading Your Text Can Wait