Category Archives: Autism / Asperger Syndrome

Wicked and my child

I saw Wicked over the weekend with some good girlfriends. I was a theater major in college (the first time around) and it had been an embarrassingly long time since I had seen a live show of any kind. Musical … Continue reading

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Siblings WITH Rivalry

Let’s talk parenting books for a minute. Do any really exist for kids on the spectrum? I’ve read a great one about teaching life skills, but that’s not really what is tormenting me on a daily basis. Sibling issues are … Continue reading

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Friday Night Moms

I’ve been faithfully following a new blog called the Oxygen Mask Project. It’s essays written by other Autism moms with a focus on how they care for themselves. It’s got me thinking about when Jett was 3, 4 and 5. … Continue reading

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But I don’t want to share!

I have an absent-minded professor living with me. His name is Jett. Now I know, kids forget things. When I was small, people said to me “if your head wasn’t attached you would lose that, too”.  Luckily I mostly outgrew … Continue reading

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Run, baby, run

Jett ran away. Technically, he ran a 5k. Without me or any other adult he knew. Without permission. Sort of. It was a parenting fail in a spectacular sense. Our neighborhood organized a pre-Christmas fun run. Just neighbors getting together … Continue reading

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My Aspie stinks in math

Ironic, isn’t it? One of the major stereotypes of Asperger’s Syndrome is an ability to function way above average in math. Poor Jett. He must not have read that part of the book. Math is killing him right now. It … Continue reading

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Why I’m learning to stand on my head

I’ll tell you a little secret about being a mom: sometimes it sucks. Okay, that’s not really a secret. Anyone who is a mom or has ever spent time with a mom knows it’s hard. Add in a child with … Continue reading

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