Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Unexpected Gift

Because sometimes the unexpected gifts are the things you never planned on but love the most.

Friday, December 21, 2012


The misconceptions this week have been horrifying.  
Autism does not equal evil. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

No More Apologies

I had to bring Boy Wonder with me when I took the girls to school this morning. As we were walking out of Diva's class, another mom was walking her little girl inside. She had a Dunkin' Donuts bag in her hand. Boy Wonder loves him some munchkins. It was one of his first words. Mr. Eagle Eye can spot a bag or box of munchkins quicker than I don't know what.  Boy Wonder spied the Dunkin' Donuts bag in her hand and tried to take it out of her hand and then I said," I'm sorry. He has autism." and it sounded to me like I was apologizing for his autism. 

I can't and won't apologize for his autism.  I correct his bad behavior just as I do his sisters' bad behavior but he is who he is. His autism is so deeply embedded in him that there is no separation. There is no line to see who he'd be without his autism. I can not apologize for who Boy Wonder is and then expect people to accept him for who he is. 

Because Boy Wonder is a smart, funny, joyful, happy loving brown eyed snuggly boy who happens to have autism. No apologies necessary. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Be The Woman......

You would like your daughter(s) to be:

financially independent

and better yet,

emotionally independent.




Self accepting of their flaws AND

their beauty.

Try new things.

Fail or succeed but

always get back up.

Shine brightly.

Be proud of your differences


accepting of others' differences.

Look for the humor in life.

Don't hold a grudge.


Apologize when you are wrong. 

Know when to fight 

And when to walk away. 

Speak up for those who can not do so for themselves.

Let go of the past.

Enjoy the present.

Look forward to the future.

Know that things change 




Set the example for the woman you would like your daughters to be and your sons to marry.