In this time of social distancing and self-isolation, it’s more important than ever to stay in touch with family and friends and celebrate the happy things in life. Here are some suggestions for virtually celebrating Mother’s Day, birthdays, and graduation! Mother’s Day Crafts While you might not be able to make it out to your nearest “paint and sip” place right now, you can … [Read more...] about Six Ways To Celebrate Major Events And Socially Distance
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Would You Ever Steal Another Woman’s Nanny Or Is That A Major Betrayal?
I just lost my ninth nanny. I go through nannies the way some women go through men. Nine nannies in seven years seems suspect. Some wonder if we’re secretly beating the nannies or keeping them chained inside the playroom. Why else would we have had such a spectacular run of bad luck in keeping childcare? Our latest casualty is Stephanie, an attractive, athletic, marathon … [Read more...] about Would You Ever Steal Another Woman’s Nanny Or Is That A Major Betrayal?
Fall is the New Spring
We’re one month into autumn. School and work and life schedules have reverted to some sort of “normal” structure. Sweaters and suits have come out of closets to replace bikinis and sunglasses. Leaves are changing from green to red, gold, and brown, or, depending on where you are, have already begun to fall. There’s a heavy note of regularity in the air, a feeling of going back … [Read more...] about Fall is the New Spring
Autism and the First Job
Autism and the First Job That’s right. My eighteen-year-old son with autism has a real job. How did he get it? Through a school work program that assists young adults with special needs with work experience. He had this exact same job lined up a few days before the 2020 pandemic shut down. He was all ready to go to his interview! That got canceled. So did most of … [Read more...] about Autism and the First Job
Autism and Hotel Fire Alarms
Autism and Hotel Fire Alarms Pre-pandemic, my husband, son, and I had a visit to the bay area. We stayed at a fairly nice hotel in downtown Oakland. We had an unusual experience in this hotel, and I learned something about my son. What happened? The hotel has twenty-one floors. Our room was on the twentieth floor. Why so high? Well, we often enjoy the … [Read more...] about Autism and Hotel Fire Alarms