Tag Archives: 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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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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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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Homeschool fail

Big meeting tomorrow. J and I are meeting with the public school in our neighborhood to discuss enrolling Jett. I feel like such a failure. What I had hoped to do for a year, I didn’t even manage for an … Continue reading

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Let’s just punch ’em in the mouth

It’s been a crummy week here in Average Mom land. Ever had one of those? Where everything you do is the opposite of King Midas? Not only does the house look terrible with laundry and toys littering every possible surface, … Continue reading

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No trespassing

My kids are a unit. Not necessarily a good unit. They are like many groups in that they are formidable to outsiders and not welcoming unless you drink the kool-aid, per se. They have their own games, their own way … Continue reading

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