Autism

When Support Groups Aren’t Very Supportive

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I remember the day I completely ignored all my responsibilities. No housework. No errands. No crossing off items on my to-do list. I just spent the entire day scrolling through Pinterest, looking at pictures of prospective tattoos. I was in search of a diabetes tattoo in particular, in honor of my daughter. We were a […]

Parenting

5 Types of Mom-Friends

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Ever notice how shopping for a new “mom-friend” echoes a scene straight out of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? One is “too hot,” while another is “too cold.” The hunt can be taxing as you search for the mom who is “just right.” Just when you think you may have found her, the big bad […]

Autism

When Your “P” Won’t Come

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You know that feeling you get when you embark upon that exciting rollercoaster for the first time? The one everyone has raved about? I’m not talking about the wimpy “gentle” ones, but the really badass kinds, the kinds that leave your knees a quivering pool of jelly the moment you exit? Maybe you’re a thrill-seeker […]

Autism

“We Were On A Break”

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I’ve always been an extrovert. Growing up, there was nothing worse in life than missing a party. If there was a social event, I was there. I drew energy from being around other people and large social gatherings. In fact, I could almost feel my tank emptying when I was forced to spend time alone. […]