This Fall, I celebrated my first anniversary of returning to work after becoming a first-time mother. Ironically, in the same month, I started a new job. In retrospect, it's not a coincidence. They say the first year is the hardest for significant life changes. It's a period of unknowns, new obstacles, and inevitable mistakes made along the way. And frankly, since I don't … [Read more...] about The Five Things I Learned In My Rookie Year Being A Working Mom
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My daughter is about to graduate from sixth grade. She’s transitioning from elementary school to middle school. Personally, I don’t think this requires a whole lot of fanfare. Maybe there could be a class party, maybe the sixth graders might get a little extra space in the yearbook. Perhaps there could be some sort of assembly. On my last day of … [Read more...] about Wait, Is This Seriously All For 6th Grade Graduation?
Autism and the 2020 Election For me, it’s hard NOT to think about the upcoming election… it’s today! However, this is a blog about autism. So, can I connect the two? Let’s try. How am I feeling about the election? Very nervous. I have disliked the current administration and I want them voted out. I don’t want to get too far into that so I can to try to … [Read more...] about Autism and the 2020 Election
When you're having problems conceiving, you're willing to try anything--even having someone stick needles all over your body. Acupuncture for fertility is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses needles and, sometimes, electricity to rid your body of energy blockages. It's a way of treating your body as a whole rather than treating just the symptoms of your … [Read more...] about Acupuncture for Fertility
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