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Filmstrip of Memories

This has been THE blog post that I have avoided writing, ever since I started gathering my thoughts about my son’s autism. I have been putting this one off for a long time in order to avoid ruining the rest of my day. But I need to document, document, document. *********************** Me, standing over his […]

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New Clothes, Rage and Guilt

So the weekend started out promisingly enough.  I stopped work early and went to the mall for a rare (and I mean RARE) two hour wardrobe update experience.  Not to get too far off topic, but I just need to confess that I don’t even bother shopping on sale. I get to the mall about […]

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LH - May 4, 2013 - 11:44 pm

I know this is an older post but I just found your blog and started at the beginning. I also read a blog “No Points for Style”. It is not an autism blog, but you will be able to identify with the Mom that writes about her mentally ill son. The story “Love with Teeth” is amazing and no holds barred honest. I hope it helps. http://www.nopointsforstyle.com/2011/01/love-with-teeth.ht

Maya - May 7, 2013 - 10:48 pm

I read Adrienne’s blog post — the link you sent me — and it all sounded so familiar. I totally agree with being brutally honest, because sometimes the truth is all I have in life. I just don’t have the energy to carefully select my words so that other people feel less awkward about my situation. Also, Adrienne and I are in an autism bloggers forum together, so it was kind of amusing that a total stranger brought me to one of her blog posts. Thank you for pointing that post out!

On Not Being a Very Good Mother

So I feel like [insert bad word] today about my parenting skills.  I’m questioning the wisdom of posting this plainly on the Interwebs, where strangers can judge me.  But I’m committing more fully to writing these days, as I’m finding it effective in helping me figure out just who I am these days. Yesterday, my […]

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Unpredictability is the Worst Part

So I haven’t written much on here lately.  The fact is, I’ve been incredibly depressed.  Often angry.  Sometimes in a rage that only somebody else with an autistic child could understand.  And then back to being depressed. I’ve had nothing particularly incisive, witty or mind-blowing to write here.  I don’t expect to always have unique […]

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Is Everything OK at Home?

So Max is on spring break this week and Mommy and Daddy were faced with the usual conundrum faced by working parents: to get nothing work-related accomplished all week (except at night and during theoretical naptime) or pay someone to keep him safe, fed, and pretty happy? We opted for the latter, especially because we […]

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