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A Crisis of Faith

While my personal faith remains steadfast, I have lost faith that my kid’s school can reliably educate my son. I no longer believe they care about him. So, what do you do when you no longer believe that your school … Continue reading

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I should have celebrated Festivus Instead

It is difficult to put into words how isolating the holidays can be for autism families.  Everything is out of whack.  My child is overstimulated one moment, and then asked to roll with the unexpected the next.  It is a … Continue reading

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Self Care and Oprah Quotes

Motivation: If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job.  The kind robots will be doing soon. One thing that seems consistent in many Autism, or even … Continue reading

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Voting and Community Engagement

The first time I ever stepped into my son’s local public school was not to take a tour.  I didn’t even have a child yet.  The first time I walked into my son’s elementary school was to vote.  While using … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I realize it isn’t January 1st, but to me the start of a new school year always feels like a new beginning.  Since I’m currently a stay at home mom it basically gives me my life back.  … Continue reading

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Chasing Fireflies

Going to a cookout for most families is nothing exciting.  For us, it can be a big deal.  First, my family is not invited out much.  Second I never know how my son will react.  He is getting better about … Continue reading

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The Teacher is Out of the Classroom!

Hello!  It’s been ages since I posted.  Below is something I wrote before the NC May 16th rally, but I edited it a bit.  I will post my speech, my pictures and my reflections on the rally soon.  While teachers … Continue reading

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Spring Break

I was filled with excitement this week.  My week was busy and tiring, yet I couldn’t hold back the feeling that relief was on its way.  For the first time in ages, I was looking forward to Spring Break.  It … Continue reading

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Day Interruped

I was going along my normal day.  I was trying to work down my “To Do” list of totally unpleasant chores.  I managed to get a work out in, and I was cleaning up.   I had just finished my post … Continue reading

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What I Should Have Said: Reflections on the Class Size Rally

On a very cold day in January, public school advocates from across the state gathered to together in Raleigh NC to rally against an unfunded class size mandate law.  It was very cold.  Not North Carolina cold, but seriously below … Continue reading

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