I was at the gym the other day. I was about to get into the swimming pool when a lifeguard approached me and said, “There’s a young man who is going to share your lane with you. He has high functioning autism, but he knows how to share a pool lane.” What happened? Well, nothing really. I swam on my side and he swam on his side. I have some thoughts, however, on this … [Read more...] about A Community Autism Experience
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A few nights ago, I had an OMG moment with my daughter. Not OMG like, OMG, she did something horrible. This was more of an "OMG, is that what she really thinks?" kind of a thing.We were discussing something about the new house we’re building, and she wanted to know why my husband and I get to have jets in our bathtub but she doesn’t get to have them in hers. I … [Read more...] about My Daughter Thinks I’m Mooching Off “Daddy’s Money”
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. “ ~ Thornton Wilder I’ve been reading RJ Palacio’s 365 Days of Wonder to my children. Each morning we start the day with an inspirational thought to guide us. We take a few moments to talk, bringing the lesson home. In the morning bustle, taking this 5-minute breather helps wind … [Read more...] about Want Life Satisfaction? Generate Gratitude – Here’s How
I need to take a moment and give pseudonyms to those that I am constantly writing and ranting about. From now on my boyfriend will be called, Reny (short for Renaldo), his daughter is Laura, and son is Luke. Yes, that was done intentionally and yes, I think it’s hysterical. Move on. It was Luke’s 8th grade graduation last week and the night before the big event, Reny and I … [Read more...] about Don’t Let The Ex-Wife Tell You That You’re Not Family
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?