The Perfect Kid For Me 

Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks - good and bad - are his and I love him.

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Teaching Our Kids About Those Who Are Different

Teach them to fear Styrofoam and they will cower at packing peanuts forever unless someone shows them how you were wrong. Teach them to fear people and the same thing will happen.

When They’re Not Being Little Jerks

You don’t have to be expressly called a dipstick by an elementary school kid in order to feel like one.

When My Little Angel Is Mean As Hell

I can still remember the first time that my sweet-faced, doting, little princess ripped my heart out. She was two.

Our Family Language

Every family has their own language. It's made up of words or phrases that no one else would understand. Every person contributes. Every person speaks it.

The First Bus Ride

The hardest thing about my non-verbal son's first day of school was sending him alone on that bus.

My Insane Homemade Holiday Traditions

"What time do you guys fight Santa?"

Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and My Kid

I want her to believe that she's the best artist on Earth. Why? Because she is.

My Uninspiring Path To Spiteful Fitness

I forced myself to ride the exercise bike for at least 30 minutes and did a series of weights afterwards. With each rep, I seethed with anger.

Weird Little Kid Lies

The days of, "there are no socks up here" quickly become "I'm going to a study group with friends" as they hit the teenage years.