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  • some thoughts about blue pumpkins...

    a diary of a mom

    {image is a photo of Brooke on Halloween in 2004, at three, dressed as a clown. I can’t even handle the cuteness.} Let’s talk blue pumpkins, my friends. Recently, a mom of an autistic t…

  • a place to start...

    a diary of a mom

    *Blows dust off Wordpress* Oh, hi. Fancy meeting you here. I know it’s been a dog’s age since I’ve been by, but as I’m sure you’ve noticed, we’ve pretty much mov…

  • #StopTheShock...

    a diary of a mom

    I wrote the following in January of 2015. Even then, the battle was far from new. Autistic people and those who love them have been fighting to end this desperately inhumane form of torture for YEA…

  • payback...

    a diary of a mom

    {image is one of my favorite photos of my dad and Brooke together. They have their arms behind each other’s backs and are both smiling.} Not long after we moved into the apartment complex, we…

  • still a rose...

    a diary of a mom

    I was recently part of a conversation in which another parent recently said, “I️ don’t want my child to know about their disability because they have to learn to make it in the real world.” I hear …

  • for the love of mo...

    a diary of a mom

    There’s a wonderful little market not too far from where we live. Along with some every day staples, they carry a wide variety of really eclectic foods from all over the world. The small shop is as…

  • dr. king’s love...

    a diary of a mom

    {image is a photo of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January, 1929 – April, 1968} Today, as we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we read his words in a conte…

  • worth...

    a diary of a mom

    . There are just so many parts of this that are so egregiously wrong; it’s hard to know where to begin. But in the midst of it all, there’s one thing that I just have to say, eloquence …

  • a common goal...

    a diary of a mom

    When Katie coughs, Brooke shrieks. It’s a visceral, reflexive, heartbreaking response. It looks, for all intents and purposes, like a reaction to a physical attack. It’s been a challeng…

  • untitled...

    a diary of a mom

    They’ve been repeated a thousand times, in a thousand different ways. The nuance doesn’t matter in the end; which groups he may or may not have actually cited is immaterial, really. Martin Niemölle…