Returning to the Diamond for an Autistic Teenager The last time my son played baseball was in 2017. What team does he play on? It’s a special needs VIP Little League team. He’s played on this team for several years now. When he last played, he was really enjoying it. He has always liked to hit, but his last full season (in 2017), he tried pitching. He practiced … [Read more...] about Returning to the Diamond for an Autistic Teenager
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You can prevent a baby without using a condom. Which method of contraception you choose will depend on how often you need it, how permanent you need it to be and how comfortable you are with using the product. Many contraceptive options can save you from a pregnancy scare for months on end, while other options can keep you baby-free for the rest of your life. Types You have … [Read more...] about Is it Possible to Not Get Pregnant Without Using a Condom?
I was recently encouraged to list what I consider are popular myths relating to autism. Over my next few blogs, I will list and discuss some of them. Myth #1: Vaccines cause autism This is my number one myth for a reason! How many reasonable and factual studies does it take to debunk that 1998 study that claimed a link between autism and vaccines? There is no link. I … [Read more...] about Myths about Autism – Part One
I am not sure how parenting has sunk quite this low, but last week I actually had a serious 20-plus minute discussion with four other adults about whether or not schools should ban dodgeball. The arguments went like this: 1. Dodgeball has limited educational or fitness value for kids. 2. It is an excuse for bullies to attack and eliminate the weakest physical specimens. 3. It's … [Read more...] about Did I Really Spend An Hour On A Dodgeball Debate?
One of my grandmothers was married three times. Each time a husband died, she found another within a year or so. My other grandmother lived the same way. Her adored soulmate died after 25 years of marriage and a cruel illness; within a year she had a new last name. My and my husband’s mother have had four spouses and a couple of extra fiancés between the … [Read more...] about Alone… and Loving It!