Tag Archives: love

The Beauty of Conversation Unplugged: “Mom ~ I love you!!”

Today H and I  were heading into the big city. It was close to a two hour trip and we agreed to have a no technology drive. That meant no iPad, iPod or laptop in the car for H… and … Continue reading

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The Simple Joy of Car Wash Wonderment

This past weekend I took my absolutely filthy car through the car wash. I do not commonly do this as it seems rather extravagant to me. Lately though, I’ve been so busy and my car has been getting increasingly caked … Continue reading

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Contemplating Christmas: Autism and Giving to Others

I participate in a number of facebook groups. This past week one of them posted a theme on sharing Christmas gift ideas for people with additional needs. I’d like to take this on a slightly different angle (who’s surprised?!?) and … Continue reading

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The hardest day… a message to a friend

I wrote this post this past summer… for a friend. It was written in response to something she had written. It didn’t feel like the right time to release it then, but I sense that perhaps it is useful now: … Continue reading

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30 days and counting… Autism: Day 4,711

I have had a hard time writing lately. It seems that I have been focused on my work and other things, some of which are of critical importance – and some – uh – ya – not so much!! The … Continue reading

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Siblings, stress, and love: A big sister’s view of autism (via Thirty Days of Autism)

I have a beautiful daughter who will be 18 next week. Nika was almost 6 when H was born. He was like having a real baby doll and she was just awesome with him. Nika was precocious and very social: … Continue reading

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Siblings, stress, and love: A big sister’s view of autism

I have a beautiful daughter who will be 18 next week. Nika was almost 6 when H was born. He was like having a real baby doll and she was just awesome with him. Nika was precocious and very social: … Continue reading

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End of the Day

Today was a great day- so great that I am publishing an old poem ( I really didn’t leave enough time to write). My experience is that when the day is good with my guy- it can be so good … Continue reading

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