Tag Archives: stay-at-home-mom

Looking Up

Now I move in both worlds. The neurotypical and the autism parenting worlds. I carry them both on either side of me, and depending on who I interact with–the parent of a neurotypical kid or the parent of a kid with autism–I will have a whole different conversation. Continue reading

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Brush fire

I am on fire But not the empowering kind Not the athletic kind Not the sprinter burning toward a finish line, hands ready to hold up the sky in victory. The kind where you stand outside a house beyond saving … Continue reading

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Embracing

I woke up this morning with a post on my mind, a list of all the things I must embrace because my daughter is autistic. I embrace the fact that she’s afraid of movies and I won’t be able to … Continue reading

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Going Out

My best day last week was the day we went to the beach and Costco. The day that found me a long gas line at Costco turning off the car so that I could pull my screaming infant out of … Continue reading

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Response to “toxic death cream”

As far as I can remember, I have always loved reading and gardening. I’ve always been interested in plants and what they do. I want new plants, I want to do the work to grow them, easily and naturally, much … Continue reading

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Unschooling Fun

I’m 39 weeks pregnant, waiting for baby, feeling huge and very slow and with lots of practice contractions slowing me down. Plus my daughter and I are sick. Which means we’ve basically stayed inside our house for two weeks. I … Continue reading

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Curating

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why art matters. Ironic, since I spent all of graduate school rebelling against the imperative to address aesthetic theory (probably because “aesthetics” to the professors I knew meant pure, in other words white … Continue reading

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