Autism and Neighbors You could say that this blog is a follow up to my previous blog, “Autism and Too Much Stuff.” Both of those blogs are similar because of two separate yet related articles (both with similar themes) that inspired me to write. The first blog was inspired about an article about a family with a bunch of play structures in their yard. The family … [Read more...] about Autism and Neighbors
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Earlier this week, a mom in the autism community reached out to me for some ideas or suggestions for dealing with a difficult neighbor. Her son, who is quite severely affected by autism, has recently developed a verbal tic/stim. Often verbal tics/stims present as loud, unusual, and random sounds. Apparently, this neighbor finds the verbal tic annoying to listen to when the … [Read more...] about Wanted: Good Neighbors
Oh. My. Gawd. This is not really happening to me. I have been up at all hours of the night for seven months straight with my newborn baby, she is FINALLY sleeping through the night without any night-feedings, now this: I've got a new neighbor that's just moved in that has the loudest, most obnoxious sex I've ever heard in my life-- at 3am several times a week! ARGH! I'm going … [Read more...] about The Baby is Finally Sleeping — Now the Neighbors are Having the Loudest Sex!
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
College is the best four years of your life (at least, theoretically). It’s about freedom, independence, and eating cold pizza for breakfast just because you can. It’s our first foray into the “real world,” which is pretty exciting, but for parents, I suppose it can be a little frightening to watch the nest empty out. Hi. My name is April and this fall, I’ll be a college … [Read more...] about Ground Rules for Parental College Visits